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What part of the body does obesity most effect?

What part of the body does obesity most effect?

Heart, liver and....: Complications of obesity effect about every major organ system. Significant increase risk of heart disease, the major cause of fatty liver which can lead to steatohepatitis and cirrhosis major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, gout, reproductive organs, decrease in fertility. High cholesterol & triglycerides. Fat, especially the viceral or deep abdominal fat causes inflammation of body. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?

I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?

Compare Answers: Many healthtap docs are experts in their fields. But even experts don't always agree with one another. We may approach questions from very different perspectives. One of the strengths of healthtap is that you can see what different docs have to say. And you can get a feel for whether any individual doc's perspective feels like a good match for you. "there are many ways out of a forrest.". ...Read more

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Can a slightly obese 13 year old girl living in any part of the world have too much belly fat which may look as if she is pregnant?

Can a slightly obese 13 year old girl living in any part of the world have too much belly fat which may look as if she is pregnant?

Yes: In female far distribution tends to prefer belly, buttocks due to our body structure. Start doing exercise you are too young to develop complications related with being over weight. Eat healthy balanced diet. Fat belly is the least concerning thing if you think about other risks associated with being obese. ...Read more

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Obese. Frequent yeast inf. Under breasts, at thighs. What can I do at home to treat? How about to prevent? Sweating is part of the issue.

Obese. Frequent yeast inf. Under breasts, at thighs. What can I do at home to treat? How about to prevent? Sweating is part of the issue.

Corn starch: Wash and dry the breasts thoroughly then apply corn starch under the breasts to soak up the perspiration. It is a old home remedy that generally works unless you are a profuse sweater. ...Read more

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At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

At what percentage of body fat is a young man considered obese?

> 25% for men: Body fat percentage is total body fat expressed as percentage of total body weight. Cut-off point defining obesity is >25% for men.
Body fat percentage=1.2xbmi +0.23xage-5.4-10.8xgender.
(gender=o for females and 1
for males).
Body mass index (bmi) is the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared to equal the percentage range in which one's bmi should fall.
30 or > is obese. ...Read more

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Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Fat percent: Likely because your amount of fat relative to your total body weight hasn't changed, both have decreased. ...Read more

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Is obesity always defined by a person's body mass index?

Yes: Currently that is the standard for the definition. It is not 100% but the best available means to measure, at least for children over 2 y/o. ...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?

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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Is it possible to have body dysmorphic disorder and also be obese?

Absolutely: Body dysmorphic disorder refers to someone who is overly preoccupied with a particular part of their body and believes it is much uglier or misshapen than objectively is the case. That can occur at any weight. What can be difficult is distinguishing between distorted body image and distress with accurate body image. ...Read more

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For what reason might it be that obese little kids have bad body odor?

For what reason might it be that obese little kids have bad body odor?

Maybe they: Haven't been trained in basic hygiene the same way they haven't been trained in restricting their dietary intake? Check w/their parents who may need to give them more instruction and supervision. ...Read more

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What're the causes of body odour for people who do not have diabetes and not obese.

What're the causes of body odour for people who do not have diabetes and not obese.

Body odor: Things that may cause a bad body odor can vary from generalized poor hygiene (not bathing), things you eat that may permeate through your skin, poor excretory hygiene (urination on clothes, or not properly wiping yourself after bowel movement), not using deodorant and perspiring, festering skin conditions left untreated, etc. ...Read more

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Is liposuction worth considering to get the body weight back to safe levels if someone is obese?

Is liposuction worth considering to get the body weight back to safe levels if someone is obese?

Lipo for weight loss: Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but is ideal for people of normal weight who have small pockets of fat that need to be removed. 5 liters of fat can be safely removed at one time as an outpatient procedure. This fat weighs around 10 pounds. If you have more fat than 10 pounds, people are better served by losing weight first, trying more excercise, or a weight loss clinic. ...Read more

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What is the normal body mass index of obese people?

BMI depends on you: On average, when you look at a population, bmi should be less than 25. Between 25-30 is called overweight, and over 30 is obese. However, some people are different. Muscular and "stocky" people can have a high bmi but have low body fat. For many people, it is better to strive for overall health and fitness and not obsess over a precise bmi. ...Read more

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I am about 5 feet tall, 26 years old, weigh roughly 140 lbs, and just had my body fat measured at 44%. Am I actually "obese? " This was devastating.

I am about 5 feet tall, 26 years old, weigh roughly 140 lbs, and just had my body fat measured at 44%. Am I actually "obese? " This was devastating.

Not obese: Hi. Your BMI is 27.3, a little overweight but certainly not obese. Some of the body fat measuring tools can have a lot of error, so take 44% with some skepticism. Obesity is defined by BMI or waist circumference, and not by % body fat. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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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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My sister is 34 yrs old. She is obese. Now is getting worse. Having swelling on body and frequent fever. Is there any possible solution please advice. Thanks?

My sister is 34 yrs old. She is obese. Now is getting worse. Having swelling on body and frequent fever. Is there any possible solution please advice. Thanks?

Edema and its cure: Your sister needs to see a physician (p) to find out why she is "swelling", or forming edema. If it is her abdominal area, she may have fluid in the peritoneal cavity, ascites. If it is in her legs, she may have heart or kidney disease, or a low serum Albumin causing her to have edema. It is unfortunate that I cannot give a more detailed answer and a visit to a p can give you an answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any chances of body swalloing or obesity after donating blood???? or if we not take any precautions after donating???

Is there any chances of body swalloing or obesity after donating blood???? or if we not take any precautions after donating???

No: Donating blood is a safe and generous thing to do. Except for a tiny bit of soreness at the donation site, and perhaps some mild fatigue (usually not), it's of no immediate or chronic consequence to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do almost of all the man I see here in south india with body obesity also have abdominal obesity while women with body obesity don't have it?

No answer: I doubt that any of us can give you any valid answer. Theory would be the kind of calories they consume and/or how much alcohol they consume differently. But, here in the U.S. I don't think we have any science about the obesity differences in india. ...Read more

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A dr. Said I had polycystic ovarian syndr, but I don't have cysts, obesity or extreme body hair. Only medium acne & menstrual cramps. Is that possible?

A dr. Said I had polycystic ovarian syndr, but I don't have cysts, obesity or extreme body hair. Only medium acne & menstrual cramps. Is that possible?

Yes: The polycystic ovary syndrome has a wide variety of presentations. Anovulation and certain hormonal changes are the key factors although obesity, excessive hair growth, and a certain type of ovarian cysts are common. The menstrual cramps can be part of it if your periods are heavy. You need to be concerned about the Insulin resistance which is common and can lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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Girl.6.Obese, always hungry, sweats profusely, body odor, chronic cough, very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes. Sleep problems. Ideas?

Girl.6.Obese, always hungry, sweats profusely, body odor, chronic cough, very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes. Sleep problems. Ideas?

Pediatrician: Evaluation, might need to be evaluated as well by an endocrinologist for her obesity problem, and an allergist for the chronic cough and the? Allergic shiners (dark circles under eyes), check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I am 57 years male weighing 125 kgm. My body above thighs is obese. How can I get rid of this obesity.

I am 57 years male weighing 125 kgm. My body above thighs is obese. How can I get rid of this obesity.

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Hi I am from india. If women are less prone to abdominal obesity, does that mean they are more prone to body obesity without abdominal obesity?

Hi I am from india. If women are less prone to abdominal obesity, does that mean they are more prone to body obesity without abdominal obesity?

Abdominal obesity: Although women in general tend to put weight more into their hips, rather than their abdomen, there are clear individual differences, and ethnic differences. American hispanics and s. Asians in particular tend to put weight into the abdomen, and both groups have a high incidence of diabetes. However, exercise and weight loss works for everyone. ...Read more

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Obese & trying vegetarian diet, but I soon feel weak, & my body seems to hang onto extra weight/go into starvation mode. Why? Thank you in advance!

Obese & trying vegetarian diet, but I soon feel weak, & my body seems to hang onto extra weight/go into starvation mode. Why? Thank you in advance!

Weight management: Programs need to be followed by your doc. Consider low carb and higher protein food plan. Your protein may below and your blood sugar fluctuating. See your doc and include some exercise if ok w/him/her. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 57 yrs old and have developed a lot of facial wrinkles especially in the cheeks' like a hatching. I have a thin face and an obese body. Pls advi?

I'm 57 yrs old and have developed a lot of facial wrinkles especially in the cheeks' like a hatching. I have a thin face and an obese body. Pls advi?

Facial wrinkles: Facial wrinkles form due to sun damage and volume loss in the soft tissues and bones of the face, so the skin is losing its support structure. Smoking and pollution can also increase wrinkling. Dermal fillers can help add volume and laser resurfacing can help tighten and smooth the skin. Sun protection is a must on a daily basis. Please consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more