Overweight

What is Overweight?

Overweight refers to increased body weight in relation to height.

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I need a knee replacement.I am overweight so there is a reluctance by the surgeon to carry out the procedure. Is there a viable alternative.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
If your knee is bad then it will have to be replaced.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
In my opinion ,surgeon should have no reluctance to operate and replace your knee joints. Being overweight is not a major issue except that rehab is difficult and post op...

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I'm 57, not overweight. My liver test results are as follows:

Gamma GT A103 <59 U/L
ALT 37 <-50 U/L

This is very high, correct?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
High GGT/ALT levels;hepatitis to rule out

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your lab reports and I admit your GGT and ALL Levels are really high.

If you are not overweight and hepatitis testing is normal, then, it might be due to drinking alcohol.

If you do drink alcohol, I...

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Hi, I am 81 but in fairly good health, can walk upstairs easily and regularly walk my dog. However I fall asleep easily during the day and this is not like me. I just fade away. I am overweight 5'5'' and 235lbs but I was born overweight and I have been active all my life.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
How well do you sleep at night? Do you snor?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so this query.

Falling asleep during the day may be caused by a poor night sleep. I will like that you report to me how many hours you sleep at night, whether you wake up several times or not and if...

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I recently did my Lipid Profile tests and my triglycerides are currently @ 304. How can I bring the same down quickly

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Diet and physical exercises

Detailed Answer:
Hello Jacinta,
I request you upload your all reports.
If your triglycerides levels are elevated, then I suggest you reduce your weight if you are overweight by doing physical exercises. If you are not overweight also, then you have to do...

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i have chronic pain at the back of both knees. When I am sitting no pain when I get up can hardly walk. I am so scared that I will eventually not be able to walk. I have had no knee injuries . This pain behind my knees just started gradually about 3 months ago. It started at the same time as i started going to gym. I did mention to the qualified trainer about my weak knees and he gave me exercises that did not put pressure on my knees. At that stage my knees were not as bad as they are now.
I am overweight but not obese which I am sure is part of the problem but just need medical advice if this is the only cause.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hi, temporary knee pain can occur to all of us especially at this age.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Temporary knee pain can occur to all of us especially at this age. As you rightly said, being overweight could be a factor.

But I think its more likely you've overdone walking especially...

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When I perform activities outside like snow shoveling, snow blowing, walking uphill or in snow, both of my hips give me a real aching pain, making it painful to walk. It doesn't take long for the dull, aching pain to present itself. The pain subsides immediately when I sit down. I am in decent shape but 20 pounds overweight.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be hip Osteoarthrosis or Lumbar spondylosis.

Detailed Answer:







Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
You have pain in both hips while doing snoe shovelling , Snow blowing walkng uphill on in snow.
You are 64 and in good shape , bit overweight.
In my opinion there are two...

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I am 65 yr old female experiencing ruq and back pain, nausea off/on for about 4 months. My LFT's were 3 times normal, CT revealed fatty liver and pancreas. I am overweight and diabetic but do not take insulin. My endocsopy and colonoscopy were normal. Does this suggest anything to you? I am particularly worried about pancreatic cancer even though CT showed nothing like that.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
does not look like pancreatic cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query. I understand your concerns.

However, these reports do not suggest pancreatic cancer. The elevated LFTs can be explained by fatty liver and fatty pancreas on CT does not suggest cancer. Endoscopy and...

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I am 40 years old. I just tested and found that my HBA1C was 6.4. The doctor said I was prediabetic but id not need medication. Told me to follow a healthy diet and exercise. Can this be reversed. I am overweight at 88 kg with a height of 5.3. I have been diagnosed with PCOS earlier.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
HI.
I am Dr Mittal.
I will be answering your query.

yes at the moment it is controllable.
The main reason possibly for this prediabetes is your overweight condition.
It is highly likely that once you manage to settle the weight issues, this prediabetes may...

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Hi

I am XXXXXXX light skinned. 4 stone overweight. Th skin of my chest and body has purple marks. I will upload pics. My fbc is all good kidneys liver all good. All main enzymes ok. I also had a ana which was negative would you know what this is? Is it because of the extra weight or just skin.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The skin is normal in people with light color of skin and overweight

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question.

I looked carefully at your photos and read your health description.

I don't see anything pathological in it. I can see the changes...

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I am 59, female, overweight, non smoker. Lately when I walk fast, I get the strangest sensation in my left upper chest, above the breast, below the clavicle. It's not pain it's like a growing burp. As soon as I stop walking it goes away. I seem to have skipped heartbeats associated with it. Should I go to ER?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Does not look like a cardiac symptom but needs evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome.
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Localized pain is rarely cardiac, but as you are saying that the feeling occur after exercise & exertion, it needs evaluation.
Cardiac pain is a sense of...

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