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What do you recommend for obesity?

What do you recommend for obesity?

Wife= mate lose wt: If you feel that you are being affected in a negative way---med conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, can't exercise, short of breath, don't sleep well, don't like the way you appear, the weight affects your relationship; you may want to change. But, you, not your wife, need to want to make the changes. If you are not ready to make the changes necessary; no one else can.I hope you are ready. ...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 do you recommend for obesity ?

What do you recommend for obesity ?

Healthy lifestyle: I recommend moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is a good start, learning what a portion size is and placing that into action. Increasing daily activity is also an important part of lifestyle changes. Try to be active most days of the week. In summary, eat less, move more is the general recommendation for someone with obesity. ...Read more

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Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Small steps: Significant weight loss starts with small weight loss. Set smaller, 5 lb goals and achieve many of these through daily cardiovascular exercise. This is as easy as a 30-40 minute walk daily. Be persistent and you will succeed. ...Read more

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My daughter is been classified as obese is there any excersises you could recommend for a 10 year old fairly strong girl?

My daughter is been classified as obese is there any excersises you could recommend for a 10 year old fairly strong girl?

Structured Activity: A minimum of 60 mins daily, it will be helpful to involve the whole family in an active lifestyle. Structure allows for better compliance due to accountability to other team players/family members. Walking; use a tracking device 1.5 to 2 miles daily. Dietary intervention is equally important. Participation in household chores that promote activity serves multiple purposes too. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it true that for obese men, doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but wont with obese women? If so, why?

Is it true that for obese men,  doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but wont with obese women? If so, why?

I don't think so: The key to weight loss for men or women is reducing calories long-term. Men usually burn more calories per day than women, assuming similar levels of activity and similar body mass. Every individual's daily calorie needs are different, but to lose weight, one must keep reducing calories until the weight starts coming off. If weight is stable, it means the body still has enough calories to keep it. ...Read more

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What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Cardiac rehab: A baseline treadmill stress test is useful to provide an exercise prescription. This helps tell us the boundaries that can be safely set for an exercise workload for a particular patient. This will vary from patient to patient. It is also something that we can measure progress against over time. ...Read more

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Hello doctors! will u recommend lipotropic injection to an obese person? Is it safe and effective? Is there major side effects? Thank u sirs :)

Safe: Lipotropic injections are fairly safe, but unlikely to be highly effective. As they usually contain b12, they will give more benefit to someone who is low in b12. ...Read more

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Why don't more doctors recommend weight loss surgery for obesity?

Why don't more doctors recommend weight loss surgery for obesity?

Weight loss surgery: Is like a last resort when life style changes are insufficient to reduce weight adequately. Often, those who qualify for this surgery are often poor surgical risks due to other conditions like diabetes, heart disease, lung disease. Counselling for motivation & weight loss programs are a safer route to follow. Life style changes are necessary even with surgery to keep weight off. ...Read more

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Why is sclerotherapy not recommended for obese people with varicose veins?

Why is sclerotherapy not recommended for obese people with varicose veins?

Misinformation: Sometimes, obese people need higher concentrations of the chemical that is injected into the vein (we call that the sclerosant). Sometimes obesity can cause a person to need more treatments thatn non-obese people would need, but obesity isn't a reason for nor treat people with sclerotherapy for their varicose veins. ...Read more

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