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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello dear doctors, i want to ask u about my weight..My weight is 67kgs, my height is 5.2, & my waist is 18...Am i obese or not?Plz tell me.
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