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Dr. Christian Schultheis
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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

Dr. Christian Schultheis
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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

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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is healthy. If you are obese, you also have a much higher amount of body fat than is healthy or desirable. Adults with a body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) between 25 kg/m2 and 30 kg/m2 are considered overweight. Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 are considered obese. Anyone who is more than 100 pounds overweight or who has a BMI greater than or equal to 40 kg/m2 ...Read more


Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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What is the best treatment for obesity?

Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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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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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Board Certified, Bariatrics
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What is an effective long-term treatment for obesity?

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Board Certified, Bariatrics
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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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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Please advise treatment for cure of diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What is the best treatment for obesity in cushing's syndrome?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What is the best treatment for obesity in cushing's syndrome?

Cushing's: You'll need to treat the cushing's syndrome before you can do anything meaningful about the obesity. Treatment will depend on the cause of the cs. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity since meridia?

Dr. Pam Yoder
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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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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. William Haynes
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Wich medication is better to start obesity treatment? Qsymia, belviq or diethylpropion?

Dr. William Haynes
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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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Dr. David Sneid
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Sir, my wife 36/ 5.4 inches / obese 88 kgs, housewife , 2 childern. On thyroxine 75 mg. Mainly lagre bally. Pls advice for best treatment?

Dr. David Sneid
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Sir, my wife 36/ 5.4 inches / obese 88 kgs, housewife , 2 childern. On thyroxine 75 mg. Mainly lagre bally. Pls advice for best treatment?

Weight loss: Make sure she is on brand name T4 replacement at the correct level. Begin education, diet, exercise and weight loss to lower Insulin resistance. Talk w/your doctor to see if she needs medication to lower glucose. ...Read more

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