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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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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Eat a balanced diet
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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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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Track calories. There are many apps that can help.
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Monitor food portion sizes
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Choose wise low calorie snacks between meals
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Eat 3 balanced meals each day
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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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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Know it's a slow process
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Decrease caloric intake
daily
Burn calories with exercise
25 Min, Daily, forever
Focus caloric intake on fruits and vegetables
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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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