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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Could losing weight get rid of polycystic ovary?

Could losing weight get rid of polycystic ovary?

No, but it helps: Weight reduction in pcos(ploycyctic ovarian syndrome) often helps to decrease the likelyhood of diabetes development and assist spontaneous ovulation to help decrease the length of menstrual period cycle intervals.However, weight reduction alone will not "get rid of pcos". ...Read more

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How can you shrink thighs, get rid of cellulite and lose weight fast?

How can you shrink thighs, get rid of cellulite and lose weight fast?

Diet & Exercise: Depends on your starting weight and your goal weight but the cornerstone of all management options is diet & exercise. A small subgroup of patients have a familial tendency to being larger from the waist down and these patients do not change dramatically in the lower bodies even with massive weight loss secondary to bariatric surgery. See your dietition & plastic surgeon for your best option. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of excess water weight gain without taking pills?

How do you get rid of excess water weight gain without taking pills?

Work out/salt down: Increase your exercise and decrease your salt intake. This is the easiest way to decrease excess water weight. ...Read more

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Could weight training get rid of fat?

Could weight training get rid of fat?

Yes, to a degree: Weight training is mainly used to build muscle mass and add lean muscle. By burning off calories, you could lose some fat over time. But, losing fat will happen quicker thru a diet plan (low fat, high protein). Don't be surpised if you gain some weight as you add muscle mass, but keep working and your body fat percentage will decrease and this is better for you! ...Read more

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How to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

How to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

Weight loss: Unfortunately, effective weight loss takes time and effort. Through a good diet and exercise program expect to lose 3-5 pounds per month. Carbohydrate restriction (breads, pastas, sugar, beans, rich desserts) may cause a bit more rapid weight loss initially. Consider talking to a nutritionist to get into an effective weight loss program. Vit E oil may help with the stretch marks. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water weight gain?

How to get rid of water weight gain?

Depends on cause: Usually with sodium restriction and water pills . It's important to investigate why you have water retention and make sure it's not heart failure or some thing serious ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks? Will loosing weight help?

How do you get rid of stretch marks? Will loosing weight help?

Yes: A person with tummy stretch marks due to being chubby, not from medication side effects nor hormonal problems, can tighten up the tummy muscles and lose weight (if not already slim) to make the marks less visible. The marks will be less visible because they are not pushed apart (width) by a chubby tummy, and because it takes many months to get good tummy muscles (time fades stretch marks). ...Read more

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Will losing weight get rid of a fat mons pubis?

Will losing weight get rid of a fat mons pubis?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be mons pubis fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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Could losing weight actually get rid of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Could losing weight actually get rid of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Help to control it: There's no cure for pcos. Although, weight loss is often helpful in controlling the symptoms and possible metabolic complications. ...Read more

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How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

Loose skin can be ..: removed surgically in most areas of the body. Common procedures are arm and leg lifts breast lift and tummy tuck. Congratulations on you weight loss. A consultation with a Plastic Surgeon can help you decide if the trade off of a scar is worth removal of the extra skin., ...Read more

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How do I get rid of loose skin from weight loss?

Body contouring: Body contouring surgery can be done in stages to get rid of loose skin in arms by brachioplasty or arm lift, tummy tuck can improve midsection contour, it can combined with a back lift to get rid of loose skin in the waist and lower back, also known lower body lift. Thighs contours can be improved with thigh lift. ...Read more

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Can you get pcos from weight loss pills?

Can you get pcos from weight loss pills?

Just the opposite: Just the opposite... By losing weight you can improve the symptoms of pcos, not because obesity causes pcos, but because when you lose weight you'll lower the amount of circulating Insulin in your body. Since Insulin stimulates androgen (male hormone) production, some of the symptoms of pcos (acne and hirsuitism and irregular menses) should improve. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight and get rid of kyphosis without going gym?

How can I  gain weight and get rid of kyphosis without going gym?

Depends: This sounds like 2 different questions. To gain weight eat more calories than you burn in a given day. Kyphosis can often be irreversible if present for many years. You can do home exercises that work on squeezing your shoulder blades together. You may also want to try buying a posture support to wear a couple of hours per day. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of loose skin from weight loss?

How can I get rid of loose skin from weight loss?

Surgery: Congratulations on losing the weight! but unfortunately, the only way to get rid of excess skin is to cut it away. Please read the information on this site about this http://ocps.Com/procedures/post-massive-weight-loss-post-bariatric-surgery/. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretchy skin after losing weight?

How to get rid of stretchy skin after losing weight?

Surgery: If it doesn't improve by itself, lax skin can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without getting excess skin?

How can I lose weight without getting excess skin?

Morbid obesity?: Except for extreme cases of obesity, a well-paced diet/exercise program should result in a slow and steady loss that has minimal if any excess skin. In the extreme cases, I expect the fat is no less attractive than loose skin and worse for health. Work w/ experts on a plan. ...Read more

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Why would you get stretch marks from losing weight instead of gaining?

Why would you get stretch marks from losing weight instead of gaining?

Skin tears: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle without gaining fat?

How to get rid of muscle without gaining fat?

Very strange: question. Muscle mass will usually decline over time if the muscle is not worked. ...Read more

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I am 20 y/o, weigh 129 kg & have PCOS, is it possible to surgically remove the cyst at my age or is my doctor saving my life by not allowing me to do so & making me lose weight & get rid of the cyst the natural way, even though its hard as it is?

I am 20 y/o, weigh 129 kg & have PCOS, is it possible to surgically remove the cyst at my age or is my doctor saving my life by not allowing me to do so & making me lose weight & get rid of the cyst the natural way, even though its hard as it is?

Lose weight: Hi there! PCOS is essentially a metabolic syndrome. The underlying problem is insulin resistance which in turn causes high insulin level circulating in the body. High insulin level causes all sorts of symptoms including the cysts on your ovaries. PCOS cannot be cured but can be controlled. Losing weight is your best option as it treats the ROOT of the problem which is insulin resistance. ...Read more

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How do I treat polycystic ovarian syndrome besides taking medication? Is it possible to get rid of it by losing a good amount of weight?

How do I treat polycystic ovarian syndrome besides taking medication? Is it possible to get rid of it by losing a good amount of weight?

No cure exists: But, there are ways some women do manage this condition and you've got a good instinct in thinking about significant weight loss. But find a healthy combination of diet and exercise to get the greatest benefits for your health. Here's a good bit of info: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.Html. ...Read more

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Hi I'm Living with pcos and wanted to ask how I can lose weight though diet and exercise and permanently get rid of my facial hair and start my period?

Hi I'm Living with pcos and wanted to ask how I can lose weight though diet and exercise and permanently get rid of my facial hair and start my period?

Control: the best is to begin an exercise program that you can do daily it need not be strenuous walking a half o=hour a day can really help. Reduce cal intake to no more than 2000 a day of high quality foods (low fat) see about treating the pcos and laser hair removal should resolve the facial issues ...Read more

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Will losing weight get rid of a fat mons pubis?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be mons pubis fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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Could losing weight get rid of polycystic ovary?

No, but it helps: Weight reduction in pcos(ploycyctic ovarian syndrome) often helps to decrease the likelyhood of diabetes development and assist spontaneous ovulation to help decrease the length of menstrual period cycle intervals.However, weight reduction alone will not "get rid of pcos". ...Read more

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Could losing weight actually get rid of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Help to control it: There's no cure for pcos. Although, weight loss is often helpful in controlling the symptoms and possible metabolic complications. ...Read more

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How good is yoga for reducing fat and losing weight? I have about 3 pounds of stubborn fat clinging to my stomach and can't get rid of it no matter how much diet or exercise including weights/cardio.

How good is yoga for reducing fat and losing weight? I have about 3 pounds of stubborn fat clinging to my stomach and can't get rid of it no matter how much diet or exercise including weights/cardio.

Weight Reduction: Yoga could help along with an intense exercise and nutrition program but as you know excess stomach weight takes much time and patience to lose. Be realistic, continue your program, add yoga and that will be the best you can do for your health and appearance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of cellulite permanently and if so, how? I've been losing weight but the cellulite is embarrassing.

Very frustrating: There are no true permanent solutions to getting rid of cellulite completely. It can be improved, however, with a variety of non invasive and surgical procedures. The most dramatic improvements are with surgical interventions such as Cellulaze (surgically disrupting the bands of tissue between the skin and muscles). Non surgical treatments are less effective and most are not permanent. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of excess body fat in the stomach area after losing weight?

Weight loss: Weight loss should at all times be evaluated and supervised by a physician. Hallmarks of proper weight loss include exercises, diet, nutrition and reducing general stress levels. Your treating physician should have education and training in enering you into such a program. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my belly fat its a lot too im losing weight and it hangs?

Targeted exercise: Diet, exercise and weight loss - with targeted exercise toward your abdomen. It will help strengthen the abdominal muscles. It sounds like you're developing male pattern weight gain, which is usually due to obesity and Insulin resistance, often pcos. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin A1c was 11.1 on 2/07. Can that be lowered by losing weight and changing my eating habits? Can you get rid of diabetes?

My hemoglobin A1c was 11.1 on 2/07. Can that be lowered by losing weight and changing my eating habits? Can you get rid of diabetes?

Hb of 11.1: A hb a1c means you have a mean glucose of 272. That means it is much higher after meals. I am all for weight loss and exercise. I am also of the opinion that you need to see a endocrinologist and start some medication to get your hb a1c < 7. That should be your first priority. You probably cannot get rid of your diabetes. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of a mans apron after losing weight other than surgery?

How do u get rid of a mans apron after losing weight other than surgery?

Only surgery works: Unfortunately the apron is caused by the innermost layer of skin, the dermis, actually enlarging, so after weight loss the skin has emptied out but there is no way to tighten it back up without surgically removing the excess. It won't "tighten back up". If the weight loss was intentional, though, then he is to be commended of losing it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretchy skin after losing weight?

Surgery: If it doesn't improve by itself, lax skin can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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I have cysts every month. It goes away only by taking OCP. I want to conceive. Is it possibe to get rid of cysts by losing weight ?Plz Advice

Possibly: I am not an expert in this area, but the development of ovarian cysts is related to hormones. Carrying extra weight in the form of fat stores does affect hormone levels, so it may be possible to decrease cyst formation by getting to a healthy weight ( not too fat; not too thin) ...Read more

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Is there any kind of stuff to get rid of stretch marks after you finish losing weight?

Is there any kind of stuff to get rid of stretch marks after you finish losing weight?

Probably: Various cosmetic preps available on shelves with claims of effectiveness. Not sure if one is really superior. Some of the top brands are quite pricey. ...Read more

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How come if im losing weight pretty rapidly (not by choice) Crohn's disease. my old stretch marks apear darker in color. how do I get rid of them?

How come if im losing weight pretty rapidly (not by choice) Crohn's disease. my old stretch marks apear darker in color. how do I get rid of them?

Weight loss: Forget about the stretch marks for now. You must work closely with your gastroenterologist to stop the weight loss and hopefully restore your weight. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea & use c-pap will i always have this forever? Am about 20lbs overweight. Would losing weight help get rid of apnea?

I have sleep apnea & use c-pap will i always have this forever? Am about 20lbs overweight. Would losing weight help get rid of apnea?

Losing weight helps: You may get second opinion and have proper oral appliance made to replace your CPAP if you can not tolerate the mask. ...Read more

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Having trouble losing weight with pcos ?

Having trouble losing weight with pcos ?

Weight loss: Its is common. Discuss with Gp and start on metformin. This will help loosing weight. Will need to see dietician and a trainer to help loose weight. If things don't work get hormone profile done and see a specialist ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more