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What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

Obesity-related ones: Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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 does childhood obesity predict for the child?In terms of future illnesses?

What does childhood obesity predict for the child?In terms of future illnesses?

Metabolic syndrome: As an adult, the metabolic syndrome of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and elevated lipids will lead to a shortened life span with cardiac issues, stroke, and early death. ...Read more

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Went to ER had all tests done, they're normal . 26 y/o female great lab results...Could i still have heart disease even with a great ekg. I am obese.?

Went to ER had all tests done, they're normal . 26 y/o female great lab results...Could i still have heart disease even with a great ekg. I am obese.?

Yes, but not likely: Your question includes minimal information and i can't provide a very certain answer. However, i can say this. An ekg can miss many kinds of heart disease. A treadmill stress test is better at checking to see if chest pain is likely to be from your heart or not. However, you are probably low risk just by virtue of your gender and age. ...Read more

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If i'm obese will my child be obese?

Not necessarily: However, the chance for your offspring to become obese does increase. ...Read more

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How does child obesity affect the health?

How does child obesity affect the health?

Adversely: Obesity should be considered as the mother of ill health, especially in children, who will get more complications from the longer time to develop complications like heart disease, type 2 diabetes etc ...Read more

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Why do you think child obesity is prevalent?

Why do you think child obesity is prevalent?

Inactivity in part: Multiple factors, i think. Easy access to cheap, unhealthy food. Massive portion sizes. Marketing of junk food directly to kids. Too many sedentary distractions-tv, internet, video games, as well as a lack of safe environments for physical activity. I think all these things contribute to some degree. ...Read more

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Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

WHO: The world health organization and the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

It can: Being obese can effect the actual mechanics of making the baby by making it difficult. Erectile problems are more common in the obese, especially if they have high blood pressure and diabetes too. Additionally, being obese affects how the body makes sex and pregnancy hormones. That being said, sometimes obese people make babies easily, and sometimes skinny people are infertile. ...Read more

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How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

In many ways: Obesity is due to lousy diet and that interferes with cellular efficiency so she can never each her physical and mental fullness of function. ...Read more

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Why is child obesity bad? Im doing an essay and i need to know n ow!

Why is child obesity bad? Im doing an essay and i need to know n ow!

Diabetes: for one thing-it can lead to diabetes at an early age- NO CHILD SHOULD BECOME DIABETIC FROM EATING THE WRONG FOOD or eating too much. It can also lead to hypertension, hip problems, sleep apnea, and fatty liver. NO CHILD SHOULD EVER LOSE HIS LIVER because he didnt eat right or in the right portions. ...Read more

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