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What can I do for my obesity without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my obesity without going to a doctor?

Work hard: Losing weight is a major challenge. You can limit your calories (all diets do this despite variations -the problem is sticking to them), increase your exercise - join a gym, walk 3-6 miles per day, walk up stairs instead of using elevators. Dietary alteration including elimination of high caloric stuff (don't buy them so they are not handy in your kitchen). Good luck. ...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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How can a doctor help obese people ?

How can a doctor help obese people
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Education, med, surg: First and foremost is education. Doc/nurse/nutritionist can educate people on proper diet, exercise etc.. Second, if meds are needed to help with correcting hypothyroidism or polycystic ovarian syndrome, or diet pills can be prescribed. And third, surgery such as liposuction or better is gastric bypass surgery etc... So, plenty can be done, but only if the person wants the help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor can people consult about obesity-related health concerns?

Obesity Doctor.: Mainly, people should consult with a Registered Dietitian for nutritional advice. If it comes to it, a PMD can prescribe weight loss medications with discretion, and a Bariatric surgeon can discuss surgical options for weight control. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the main reasons for the recent increase in childhood obesity?

Doctors, what are the main reasons for the recent increase in childhood obesity?

Poor food choices: Food choices including empty calories like soda juice. Too much fast food. Poor access to super markets and fresh foods. And a serious decrease in physical activity and playtime ...Read more

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Hi doctor , can i know why obesity Complications are more common in female gender ?

Hi doctor , can i know why obesity Complications are more common in female gender ?

Obesity: This is in part related to obesity being more common among females and also several obesity complications are related to pregnancy and uterus. ...Read more

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What goes through the mind of a doctor when they are examing an adult obese patient's body?

What goes through the mind of a doctor when they are examing an adult obese patient's body?

How to reverse it: With any obese patient, the questions are: Why is the patient obese? How did she end up obese, and how long has she been obese? Can she eat less and reverse the obesity? Can she exercise more to burn more calories each day? ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does obesity cause to the human bodies ?

Yes: heart disease, high cholesterol and triglycerides, diabetes, insulin resistance, gallbladder disease, stress and strain on joints and their mobility, back pain, increased risk of certain cancers, liver disease- fatty liver, sleep apnea, increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, asthma. ...Read more

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What are some ways that our doctors can combat obesity in the young?

What are some ways that our doctors can combat obesity in the young?

Address the issue: Hi, doctors can bring awareness to the young patient and his/her family.This awareness must be delivered in a compassionate manner.If the caregiver does not have the educational oremotional tools to deal with the patient and family; he/she should refer the patient and family to a specialist in weight management a good referral source is the american society of bariatric physicians.Seek experience. ...Read more

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Doc im 44 years old and im obese. My question is what better food for me to decrease my obesity?

Doc im 44 years old and im obese. My question is what better food for me to decrease my obesity?

Many routes: There are many routes to working on your obesity, but you need a plan that's individualized to you. Start by seeing your physician for a complete health evaluation, to see where you're starting from -- including any health conditions may have developed from your obesity. A nutritionist can help you create a specific food plan that you can maintain over time to lose weight. Marathon, not sprint. ...Read more

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