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What Is Pannus
I've lost 35 pounds in the last three months by doing lc and swimming. I have a huge hanging pannus. What can I do to lose weight in that area?
Eat less. Exercise.: You can deposit fat in that area (like many areas of your body) and the only way to get rid of it is with diet and exercise. I would be evaluated by a physician before starting a diet and exercise regimen. There are procedures that can get rid of fat in that area, but the effects of most of those procedures are temporary, at best. ...Read more
Big pannus: First, diet and exercise should be optimized to reduce the size of the pannus as much as possible. Any hernias should be addressed. Liposuction may be performed to help reduce the volume of fat in the pannus. While there are non-invasive fat reduction technologies available, a large pannus may only be completely removed with surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not likely: The younger you are and the more healthy and elastic your skin is, the more likely it is to restructure after loss of weight (consider the restructuring of most pregnant women). But the seriously overweight and older lose this ability and will have excess skin that a cosmetic surgeon should be consulted for removal. ...Read more
Developed meralgia paresthetica. lost 80lbs. have large pannus. does panniculectomy become medically necessary now?
Maybe not: Depends on how bad the meralgia is. Since that is compression of a superficial sensory nerve and doesn't lead to any motor dysfunction then it might not be considered significant. If, on the other hand, the nerve irritation is causing severe neuropathic type pain then it might be considered significant enough to justify the surgery ...Read more
I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?
Weight loss: Obviously weight loss to get rid of the pannus is the ideal method. Topical antifungals to treat the acute infection and then using zeasorb powder which is anti-fungal in nature to prevent recurrence in -between the folds with a cloth, etc. Between folds to keep moisture down. ...Read more
Good evening....I have a yeast infection under my breasts and pannus. I have hx of MRSA infections. would anything OTC help?
I am scheduled for a ventra hernia repair with component separation and have a large pannus.. how will the incision affect it?
Need to seek trtmt: I am not an expert here but having elevated blood sugars this high for too long can be life threatening and lead to permanent organ damage. Could land you in a diabetic coma. You need to seek medical attention with an internist, family practice doc, or endocrinologist to get this under check. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more
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