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Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high bp

Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high  bp

Biopsy: A biopsy should be done but if the psa is very high, > 100 unlikely anything else. A biopsy will give tissue diagnosis, grade of the tumor, and help the physician decide on therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for obesity?

What is the best treatment for obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

Portion control: Portion control can save money and help you lose weight. Walking (moderately) at least 30 min/day can also help you lose weight and won't cost anything. The above regimen had been shown to prevent pre-diabetics from progressing into diabetes so we know it works! ...Read more

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What is an effective long-term treatment for obesity?

What is an effective long-term treatment for obesity?

Possibly surgery: If an individual is severely obese or morbidly obese, especially with medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, surgery is by far the most effective and best long-term treatment. These are patients typically 80-100 lb over their normal weight. BMI less then 30 should attempt nonsurgical means such as diet programs, exercise and medication. Not usually good long-term though. ...Read more

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What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

FDA approved Belviq: The first new drug in years was just approved by the us fda. Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is for weight management in obese patients and in overweight who have a weight-related problem. It reportedly is seen as an aid in addition to exercise and low-calorie diet. Here is the 6-27-12 press release; we will know more later. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm309993.htm. ...Read more

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Wich medication is better to start obesity treatment? Qsymia, belviq or diethylpropion?

Wich medication is better to start obesity treatment? Qsymia,  belviq or  diethylpropion?

Difficult: Drugs should only be used for severe obesity with complications, and where diet and exercise have already been tried. Qsymia and dietylpropion both contain stimulants which can be addictive and increase the risk of heart damage. For that reason, Belviq has advantages. It can also be given with other heart safe drugs like orlistat and topiramate. ...Read more

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Would a doctor recommend exercise since my back hurts so bad everytime I walk. Everytime I walk my back is in extreme pain. This is because i'm obese. What treatment would I recieve?

Would a doctor recommend exercise since my back hurts so bad everytime I walk. Everytime I walk my back is in extreme pain. This is because i'm obese. What treatment would I recieve?

Alternatives: I commend you on taking control of your health with walking. Consider non-weight bearing exercises at this time such as stationary bike or swimming. If you are having significant back pain, see a sport med doctor as your pain may be more back spasms, lack of flexibility, posture. Have a specialists take a look at it. You may require some therapy to strengthen your core muscles as well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for leg vein varices?(a 43 years old woman with high blood pressure and obesity)

What is the best treatment for leg vein varices?(a 43 years old woman with high blood pressure and obesity)

Best is definitive: Conservative treatment with compression stockings never hurt and should be tried at first. It may help symptoms but won't be make the veins go away .The best treatment for leg varices starts with ultrasound to determine if saphenous vein needs treatment. After the saphenous vein is treated, if needed, then the branch veins [superficial varicosities ] should be treated. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Please advise treatment for cure of diabetes and obesity.

Please advise treatment for cure of diabetes and obesity.

Life style changes: Healthy diet plus regular exercise, at least 30 minutes/day, will help you with controlling diabetes and obesity. ...Read more

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