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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Why does smoking help people lose weight?

Why does smoking help people lose weight?

Metabolic poison: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, which causes the body to waste about one third of the calories ingested. ...Read more

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Why do anorexic people lose weight quickly?

That isn't always: True. Although starvation can lead to rapid weight loss due to catabolism of muscle - it can also slow rate of weight loss. This is because staying in starvation mode causes the body to counteract it by dropping the metabolic rate. A slower metabolic rate means it is easier to gain weight and harder to lose it. ...Read more

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Why do people say losing weight with insulin resistance is very hard?

Why do people say losing weight with insulin resistance is very hard?

Insulin effects.: When Insulin resistant, you are making more Insulin than normal to keep your blood sugar normal. High Insulin levels have other effects, such as increasing hunger (tough to resist this but it's possible), and opposing the breakdown of fat. It's insulin's job to make fatty acids go into fat cells to be stored, so it's harder to lose weight in the face of high Insulin levels (but not impossible). ...Read more

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How do I lose weight with pcos, exercised and healthy eating not working. Help!

How do I lose weight with pcos, exercised and healthy eating not working. Help!

Nutritionist: Many women w/ PCOS have a harder time losing weight. Consider consulting with a nutritionist. Maybe your OB or RE can provide a referral. Nutritionist are likely to provide new insights and weight loss techniques. ...Read more

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Please explain why people think that just exercise alone will help with weight loss?

Please explain why people think that just exercise alone will help with weight loss?

Exercise burns : Calories, and that can help lose weight, but it is only fully effective when combined with dietary restriction. You have to walk 35 miles to burn off one pound-- that's a lot of exercise. ...Read more

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Why do women gain weight and lose energy as they get older?

Why do women gain weight and lose energy as they get older?

Same as men: I don't know that they lose energy, but both men and women slow down in physical strength and activity for a variety of reasons. Weight gain is one consequence of continued caloric intake and decreased activity. Lack of exercise leads to deconditioning and inability to do exercise which you may be describing as loss of energy. ...Read more

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What percentage of obese/overweight people fail to lose weight after dieting?

What percentage of obese/overweight people fail to lose weight after dieting?

Vast majority: With more than 70% of americans overweight or obese the trend is to become heavier if we do nothing. The key is creating permanent changes in eating habits not temporary ones (dieting). Typically people lose weight while "dieting" and gain it back once they stop. Almost any "diet" can be effective but keeping it off requires committment. Exercise is critical to keeping weight off after loss. ...Read more

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Do people lose weight while in comas?

Do people lose weight while in comas?

Usually initially: It is not unusual for patients in coma to lose weight initially as they are in a catabolic state from whatever disease caused the coma in the first place. Patients are usually provided nutrition via tube and calories and nutrition carefully calculated in coordination with a registered dietician. After a time, which is variable, the catabolic state is reversed and patient will begin to gain weight. ...Read more

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Can older people do cardio exercise? Any help appreciated!

Can older people do cardio exercise? Any help appreciated!

Yes!: See your primary care physician prior to beginning an exersise program.If you are given the 'OK' then you may want to begin a walking program and progress from there. A qualified personal trainer can design an aerobic exersise program( walking, ex. bike, swimming , elliptical etc.) that will fit your likes/ dislikes. Get started! Good Luck! ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

What are things i can do to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more