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I was told your bones could shrink when you lose weight so underneath all this "flubber" I might be a size 6. Is that true?

I was told your bones could shrink when you lose weight so underneath all this "flubber" I might be a size 6.  Is that true?

See your PCP: Weight loss does not make your bones move. See your PCP for discussing your weight concern. It is an excellent place to start. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How can I lose weight without exercising when I have cervical injury(broken beauty bone)?

How can I lose weight without exercising when I have cervical injury(broken beauty bone)?

Electrical stimulati: Electronic muscle stimulation (E.M.S) is a revolutionary muscle exercise concept for use in your own home. Body shaper home muscle stimulator systems are portable, light weight electronic workout units that have been scientifically designed and proven to exercise body muscles fast, efficiently & effectively through a series of stimulated contraction & relaxation phases. Helps with pain&weight loss. ...Read more

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I have broplems in my bones ,and i cann't lose weight b coues i take midecn ,can you help me?

I have broplems in my bones ,and i cann't lose  weight  b coues i take midecn  ,can you help me?

Midencn? NotTheIssue: You are believing untruths. What problems with what bones; there are a huge number of different bone problems? Loosing wt always a function of what & how much is eaten combined with body use for function & rebuilding. Everyone looses wt if intake reduced enough, even if they are sedentary. Carbohydrates are most prone to drive ?ed body fat. Fats (of natural origin) are least likely to be stored. ...Read more

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I was trying to lose weight in the gym but i have serious bones and muscles problems, so i cant do most things. What can i do now?

I was trying to lose weight in the gym but i have serious bones and muscles problems, so i cant do most things. What can i do now?

Stubborn belly: Consult a personal trainer or exercise physiologist to learn the proper way to effectively exercise and strength your core. Adopt a 'clean' diet, free of pre-packaged and fast foods. Drink plenty of water! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with multiple broken bones?

How can I lose weight with multiple broken bones?

Wait for recovery: It is very difficult to lose weight when trying to recover from broken bones. Broken bones (fractures) require proper nutrition for healing. In addition, broken bones often limit mobility and the ability to exercise. In general, I advise my patients to maintain proper nutrition until their bones are healed which will allow them to return to exercise and dieting as necessary. ...Read more

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I m 21 male wt 95 kg height 5'11"; fractured in calcaneus (heel bone) how to lose weight in this condition i should rest or use crutcher for walking?

I m 21 male wt 95 kg height 5'11"; fractured in calcaneus (heel bone) how to lose weight in this condition i should rest or use crutcher for walking?

Fractured Heel : I would suggest to use crutches. Keeping weight off the heel will increase your chances of a better recovery. It's summer time think about getting into a swimming routine - it will help you burn off the calories and tone your muscles. Wish you well on your recovery . ...Read more

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Have multiple bone growths on right hip making constant pain, need to loose weight to reduce pain but hurt to much, were do I start?

Have multiple bone growths on right hip making constant pain, need to loose weight to reduce pain but hurt to much, were do I start?

See an Orthopedist: If not previously evaluated by an ortho, you need to be. If these are bone tumors, that is especially serious. You need to be examined, possible investigations include x-rays, MRI and blood work. ...Read more

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Will a hernia shrink as you lose weight on a diet?

Will a hernia shrink as you lose weight on a diet?

No: A hernia is essentially a hole in your abdominal wall musculature. Therefore once it is present there is nothing you can do to make the hole shrink or disappear on its own. Surgical repair is required. ...Read more

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Where do fat cells "go" when you lose weight? Are they excreted? I doubt they 'turn into' muscle cells. Do they just "shrink?" want to understand.

Where do fat cells "go" when you lose weight? Are they excreted? I doubt they 'turn into' muscle cells. Do they just "shrink?" want to understand.

They shrink: The fat cells store fat. If the fat is used up, the cells shrink to a smaller size. If one overeats, there is more fat formed in the body. The fat cells take up that fat, growing bigger in the process. If the fat is again used up, the fat cells shrink in size again. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more