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Doctor insights on: Will Losing Weight Reduce Jowls

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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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The more weight I lose, the more my stretch marks show. What can I do to reduce them? I've been losing weight at about 1-2 pounds a week

The more weight I lose, the more my stretch marks show. What can I do to reduce them? I've been losing weight at about 1-2 pounds a week

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are rips in the deep layer of the skin from rapid stretching. When stretch marks are pulled tight they generally are not as visible. With your weight loss there is more skin laxity. The only way to remove them is to surgically remove them depending on the location. However there are various skin tightening and laser treatments that may offer some modest improvements. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce libido while losing weight?

What can you do to reduce libido while losing weight?

Not sure: Libido and weight loss are not usually linked together. I'm not sure of any method to decrease libido and decrease weight at the same time. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should losing weight help reduce cellulite and stretch marks?

Expert opinion - should losing weight help reduce cellulite and stretch marks?

Stretch Marks: Unfortuantely stretch marks are very difficult to treat and weight loss is unlikely to help. Stretch marks are actually scars or tears in the dermis (the deep layer of your skin). Just like scars there may be treatments to make them less visible, but the only way to eliminate them is to remove them - this is exactly what a procedure like an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) does. ...Read more

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How to reduce my high cholesterol without losing weight?

How to reduce my high cholesterol without losing weight?

See this link:: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/tab=indepth.

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I've been losing weight and am worried about loose skin especially around my abdomen and thighs. Is there a way to reduce it?

I've been losing weight and am worried about loose skin especially around my abdomen and thighs. Is there a way to reduce it?

Maybe there is...: Weight loss that is gradual is better than rapid weight loss. Skin that does not have stretch marks usually will shrink to match your new shape. If after loosing the extra weight if there is loose skin you can consult a Plastic Surgeon to see if removal is possible. Excess skin removal does leave scars and only you can decide if the scar looks better than the loose skin. ...Read more

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I was losing weight after delivery but now it is increasing! can you provide with food diet to reduce weight and still healthy and good for milk?

I was losing weight after delivery but now it is increasing! can you provide with food diet to reduce weight and still healthy and good for milk?

Avoid processed food: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product.. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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After losing weight, how can I reduce loose skin around the stomach and chest area?!

After losing weight, how can I reduce loose skin around the stomach and chest area?!

Abdominoplasty: Patients usually seek abdominoplasty for abdominal wall laxity. The ideal patient is within normal limits for his BMI, has a moderate amount of excess of skin and fat, and has a mild diastasis of the rectus muscles. Patients who seek body contouring following massive weight loss have their own set of criteria. They need to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon for the appropriate procedure. ...Read more

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Can a woman reduce her breast size by exercising and losing weight, since breasts are just fat?

Can a woman reduce her breast size by exercising and losing weight, since breasts are just fat?

Yes: Quick answer....Yes. As your body fat % goes down with weight loss, so will your breast size. This does vary from woman to woman though. ...Read more

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I used to weigh 164 now weigh 216 because of seroquel (quetiapine). What type of weightloss surgery is there that can reduce amount of food i take in losing weight?

I used to weigh 164 now weigh 216 because of seroquel (quetiapine). What type of weightloss surgery is there that can reduce amount of food i take in losing weight?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise come first, and second and third. Don't blame the medications. Surgery types that can be done include lap band surgery, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve. They should be the last resort, when everything else fails. ...Read more