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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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44 yo male overweight, no diagnosed health problems. Heavy sweat with little exertion, overheat easily. Dirarrea almost constantly for 20 years. Help?

44 yo male overweight, no diagnosed health problems. Heavy sweat with little exertion, overheat easily. Dirarrea almost constantly for 20 years. Help?

Best Advice for Men: You need a thorough medical exam and physical with fasting blood tests to determine all that is wrong with your health and to begin to form a relationship with a men's health expert to assist getting you to a state of better health and better choices for diet, exercise, sleep and such. It is time to get in to a clinic and start this important process. ...Read more

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What type a person who dies from overheating?

What type a person who dies from overheating?

ALWAYS HOT: Overheating can cause heatstroke. So stay in a cool place like air conditioned room, take a bath often, drink plenty of cold drinks and relax.Persons who suffers from hpn , CAD are prone to heart attack and stroke due to overheating. ...Read more

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Menopause or overheated?

Menopause or overheated?

MENOPAUSE?: Menopausal syndrome is the time when hot flashes, sweating, nervousness appear before the disappearance of menstruation. ...Read more

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Why do people get nauseated when overheated?

Why do people get nauseated when overheated?

Heat Stroke: Overheating can cause your body temperature to rise and dehydration is the most common reason! this can lead to nausea, dizziness, confusion, and sometimes death. Keep your fluid intake up and not just water. Gatorade, the original formula, is very helpful. And cool off as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Can you get burnt from a curling iron overheating?

CURLING IRON : Definitely you can be burned from a curling iron. It is hot and electric current can electrify! ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent yourself from overheating?

What can be done to prevent yourself from overheating?

Acclimatization : Our bodies are actually very good at adjusting to the heat or exercising in the heat but it does take time. Gradually building up is the key to acclimatization. Remaining well hydrated and avoiding exercise in the peak hours of the day can also help. ...Read more

Overheating (Definition)

Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise ...Read more


Dr. Norman Cohen
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Hyperthermia (Definition)

Hyperthermia, also called heat stroke, is a clinical condition in which exposure to extreme heat results in elevated body temperature, confusion, loss ...Read more