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I'm 22&right from childhood i'm facing a problem.My lower body is so obese and the upper body is skinny.What should I do to get an evenly tonned body?

I'm 22&right from childhood i'm facing a problem.My lower body is so obese and the upper body is skinny.What should I do to get an evenly tonned body?

Body sculpting: A knowledgable trainer can help you pick strength training exercises to target your upper body, while increasing aerobic exercise for heart lungs and legs. Body fat distribution is driven by genetics and in otherwise healthy women can be cardioprotective. Weight carried around the waist on the other hand can contribute to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Good luck! ...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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LFT: AST 97 while my ALT is 57. Had muscle pain all over upper body from workout when tested. Otherwise healthy, not obese, no alcohol, not a smoker.

LFT: AST 97 while my ALT is 57. Had muscle pain all over upper body from workout when tested. Otherwise healthy, not obese, no alcohol, not a smoker.

Repeat first.: All things being equal, the first step with a finding like this, especially when there's no obvious cause, would be to simply repeat the test in a month or so. Sometimes this could be simply from something you ate, or an OTC medication. If the repeat values are still high, then an ultrasound and further investigations may be warranted. ...Read more

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What is a doctor called that treats obesity? Is this a specialty?

What is a doctor called that treats obesity? Is this a specialty?

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

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Sir I am suffering from the disease called high obesity please tell me how much time will be enough to do exercises but i need very quick result?

Sir I am suffering from the disease called high obesity please tell me how much time will be enough to do exercises but i need very quick result?

Fast weight loss: Depends on how much you want or need to lose. Eating healthy and a lot of exercise might yield a 2lbs per week loss. Losing much more than that probably indicates losing water weight which isn't necessarily healthy. If you do a crash diet to lose weight rapidly, you are at risk of regaining all of it back and more. Healthy eating and exercise is the key. There is no quick & healthy way to lose wt. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a doctor called that treats obesity?

Docs can you explain what is a doctor called that treats obesity?

Obesity: Different practitioners treat obesity. Dietitians can treat obesity through diet modification (R.D. degree). Some doctors can prescribe weight loss pills - you can even get these from your PMD. Bariatric surgeons treat obesity through employment of various weight loss surgical operations. ...Read more

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Someone told me of this thing called fatty liver. I think I am overweightto know if everybody who is overweight or obese including children have fatty liver?

Someone told me of this thing called fatty liver. I think I am overweightto know if everybody who is overweight or obese including children have fatty liver?

Obesity fatty liver: About 2/3's of our society is overweight or obese. In recent years, we have begun to understand the changes in our organs that result from obesity. The changes that occur in the liver, are called "fatty liver." these changes are progressive and can lead to permanent scarring and eventual liver failure. It is often first identified by abnormal liver function tests (alt/ast) in obese patients. ...Read more

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Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Kidneys don't move: The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight. However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained. ...Read more

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Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Can a fmorbidly obese person have body dysmorphic disorder?

Absolutely, but...: Bdd is an irrational, excessive preoccupation with and dislike of some aspect of your body, for example, being convinced your chin is too pointy, making you ugly, when in fact it is quite within the normal range. A morbidly obese person might have such a preoccupation. Dislike of the obesity itself, even if it caused great distress would not be bdd because it's reality based. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does obesity cause to the human bodies ?

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 more

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