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How can I reduce body weight which help in reducing the osteoarthritis knee pains?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Swim, bike, eat less

A person's back, hips, knees, and ankles take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight.
Obesity can worsen joint problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the joint problems were from other diseases or injuries, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the joints have to endure.

In brief: Swim, bike, eat less

A person's back, hips, knees, and ankles take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight.
Obesity can worsen joint problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the joint problems were from other diseases or injuries, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the joints have to endure.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Weight loss

Eat healthful mini-meals 4-6 times a day; lean meats, plenty of low glycemic fruits & veggies, whole grains, nuts, healthful fats (olive/canola) avoid fast food, sugary drinks, high fructose corn syrup & artificial sweeteners other than sweet n low or stevia.
Daily exercise to burn off calories. If taking meds than may cause weight gain, ask doc for alternatives. Walking & water exercises work wel.

In brief: Weight loss

Eat healthful mini-meals 4-6 times a day; lean meats, plenty of low glycemic fruits & veggies, whole grains, nuts, healthful fats (olive/canola) avoid fast food, sugary drinks, high fructose corn syrup & artificial sweeteners other than sweet n low or stevia.
Daily exercise to burn off calories. If taking meds than may cause weight gain, ask doc for alternatives. Walking & water exercises work wel.
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Diet

Diet, diet.
Consistency in diet and exercise.

In brief: Diet

Diet, diet.
Consistency in diet and exercise.
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