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My daughter's overweight. Exercising seems short breathed.Clear auscult, CBC ok, no flaring, no signs of resp distress, no ashtm.Pulmonar or obesity?

My daughter's overweight. Exercising seems short breathed.Clear auscult, CBC ok, no flaring, no signs of resp distress, no ashtm.Pulmonar or obesity?

How much overweight?: Her shortness of breath may be due to obesity and deconditioning of muscels. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to rule out an underlying condition and then engage in gradully increasing physical acitivity as well as caloric restriction. Joining a support group may help as it is not an easy issue deal with. Your daughter needs to take charge of her life. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What does it mean when an adult is distressed?

What does it mean when an adult is distressed?

"Distressed"?: I'm not sure what you specifically mean, since "distressed" may cover any reaction from irritated to disappointed to alarmed to enraged, etc. You would need to describe what you're seeing as well as the events leading up to it. Actually it's best to ask the person himself or herself what s/he's experiencing, if s/he can tell you. It can also mean someone is in pain and has no words to describe. ...Read more

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Friends LDL is 140 fasting what are the causes and how to reduce HDL is 60 no health issues by no means overweight?

Friends LDL is 140 fasting what are the causes and how to reduce HDL is 60 no health issues  by no means overweight?

It needs attention: Your LDL level is high....It should be under 130 or better still under 100.The only saving grace is that your HDL level is good...This should provide some protection. The causes of high LDL include being overweight(so bringing your weight down is essential) and genetic over production in the liver for which you may need a statin medication, if you have any other risk factors like high BP or sugar. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to fix a snoring issue? I am overweight, and i'm losing weight, but is there anything i can do in the mean time?

Is there anything i can do to fix a snoring issue?  I am overweight, and i'm losing weight, but is there anything i can do in the mean time?

Dental/ENT/Wt Loss: For snoring there are options loose weight if you are overweight avoid alcohol, sleep meds, sedatives at night dental device work for some nasal device and meds like antihistamines and nasal sprays nasal CPAP if there is obstructive sleep apnea surgical options it is recommended that all snorers go through sleep studies to make sure there is no sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What would be the problem if there is an 'excess growth of baby?' Simply put, does this mean baby is born heavier than normal? Mom is not overweight.

What would be the problem if there is an 'excess growth of baby?' Simply put, does this mean baby is born heavier than normal? Mom is not overweight.

Simply put, yes: But the real concern is that it may cause problems with delivery. A large fetus may not fit through the birth canal. And it can be a sign of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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I am overweight for my height. Does this mean I am less likely to get osteoporosis?

I am overweight for my height. Does this mean I am less likely to get osteoporosis?

Maybe, maybe not: It is often believed obese women have less osteoporosis than normal weight or thin women. Fat cells can make estrogen-type hormones which may slow bone loss, and can make androgen-type hormones which may add more bone mass. Some researchers feel obesity decreases bone density, compared to large non-obese women of similar weight. Leptins (hormones involved in obesity) may also worsen bone density. ...Read more

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I'm starting to develop acute gum diseases and i'm overweight, is there a connection?

I'm starting to develop acute gum diseases and i'm overweight, is there a connection?

Yes: Periodontal disease in common in obesity and pre diabetes as well as diabetes. It can make you more prone to diabetes and make overt diabetes worse. Poor diabetes control also worsens gum disease. Talk w/your dentist or periodontist as well as your doctor. ...Read more