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What Is A Obesity
See doctor: You don't say where the lump is, which would affect the answer. Many times a doctor can get a fairly good idea if a lump is cancerous just by appearance, especially on the skin. He or she may decide to watch it or treat with antibiotics or other therapy. To diagnose a cancer with certainty, however, a biopsy is needed. ...Read more
Bariatrician: Physicians who perform additional training in the treatment of obesity are called bariatricians. These physicians use nonsurgical treatment such as diet,medication and behavioral modification. They are trained to handle the unique medical needs of a morbidly obese individual. A bariatric surgeon, on the other hand is a surgeon who specializes in weight loss surgery such as the gastric bypass ...Read more
Cancerous: Cancerous of course is a term itself, denoting...Cancer. Depending on the biopsy diagnosis, the cancer may be named by it's tissue diagnosis, for example basal cell cancer, or squamus cell cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous, etc. The biopsy will determine pathology. To expire, is a medical term referring to when a patient dies (the pt "expired" after a long fight with lung cancer). ...Read more
Fuel storage: A fat body is a body with lots of fuel stored up, in the form of fat. Humans store fuel easily when they take in more fuel than they use. That means if a person eats more calories than he uses, his body will store the extra calories as fat... for use when a famine, earthquake, or war hits us. However, famines don't happen here, so fat bodies just stay as fat bodies and suffer health problems. ...Read more
Elevated blood sugar: Type 1 diabetes is caused by a destruction in Insulin producing cells. Adult (or type 2) diabetes is more common as you get older, if you have a family history of diabetes -- and is 70-90% related to weight. As you gain weight you become more resistant to Insulin until your pancreas is overwhelmed. It's the only risk factor you can control. ...Read more
Overweight: The majority of people with pcos have pre-diabetes. People with pcos are at very high risk for diabetes. There is a genetic (family history) component to pcos and diabetes, but daily exercise, staying at a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet that is very low in saturated fat is vital. There are some (very few) pcos women who are thin and the disorder is purely genetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: Its very serious and getting worse.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: A heart murmur is an extra sound that is not normally heard when listening to the heart. There are many situations where the murmur is normal and it is referred to as an "innocent" murmur. Alternatively, the murmur may be due to abnormal valve function, an abnormal blood vessel or a hole in the heart. It is important to have an evaluation to know for sure. ...Read more
Two kinds: Dry gangrene is simply dead tissue. It could have been caused by freezing, burns, or a severe interruption of circulation with the necessary nutrients and oxygen wet gangrene is a type of infection of the dead tissue by a very specific bacteria. This bacteria produces a variety of toxins which can spread, cause more dead tissue (necrosis) and kill you. This is an emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fats: Try to avoid trans/ saturated fats. Unsaturated fats tend to be healthier (Omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated or monosaturated) ...Read more
See below: DJD usually refers to degenerative joint disease also known as osteoarthritis. The primary degeneration is due to cartilage injury, several diseases affecting cartilage degeneration, and an hereditary predisposition. Diagnosis requires a minimum of history and physical and may require x-rays and tests. ...Read more
ForAdvancedDisease: Promoted for detecting artery disease, but misses most disease; arteries expand, not narrow. ~75%, or more, narrowing required before stress tests, all forms, begin to detect any abnormalities. Nuclear (more expensive ; radiation) promoted as more sensitive. For all I have seen, a well done ekg exercise stress more sensitive ; accurate. I quit doing stress tests 1995; for better protection options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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