Overweight

About "Overweight"

People with body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more are said to be overweight. Generally, a person becomes overweight by consuming more calories and leading a sedentary life. The other reasons include depression, hormonal imbalance, eating disorder, alcoholism, stress, and genetic predisposition.

Related Terms: Reduce Weight, Obesity, Weight Reduction, Bmi, Exercises, How To Lose Weight, Diabetes

Recently Answered Questions


Does overweight rule out the possibility of celiac?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern about my cholesterol levels and the possibility of an underlying condition. I am a 37 year old female with uncharacteristically low cholesterol. I donate blood regularly which gives me the opportunity to have my total cholesterol level tested. About a year ago, I creat...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you need not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »
 
What are the measures to reduce weight?
Query: Hello doctor, I want to lose my weight which is 98.5 kg right now and my height is 5 feet and 8 inches. So kindly advice me a proper diet plan.  Read Full »
Dr. Tharaka Dushyan Thanthriarachchi
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Problem list: 1. Your body mass index is 33.27 kg/m2; that means obesity type 1. 2. Infertility (vague description: How long? The type? What investigations were carried out so far? Reports of your husband? On what fertility treatment you are currently on?). 3. On medic...  Read Full »
 
Are appetite suppressants helpful for overweight people?
Query: Hi doctor, I see a lot of patients, who are slightly overweight. I put them on an exercise regime, and tell them to restrict their diet. But sometimes, they are unable to control their appetite and have dinner at night. They ask me for any appetite suppressant to decrease their appetite. They prefe...  Read Full »
Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, appetite suppressants are hard to find, as you must be aware that they have a low therapeutic index, habit former, and are difficult to discontinue once started. For obese patients with BMI (body mass index) over 30, why do not you try VLCD (very low...  Read Full »
 
Are hair fall, skin infections, and overweight due to hypothyroidism?
Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism. With that, I am facing hair fall, skin infections, overweight, high cholesterol, and memory loss. Are all these happening because of thyroid or there are other factors involved? I am a firm believer in Ayurveda but can this be treated with Ayurveda permanently? ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypothyroidism may cause these symptoms as you have described. But it is other possibilities too. Hair fall may be due to infection, excessive use of different kinds of shampoo and conditioner, changes in food habits and water, stress, etc. Stress and anxiety may lead t...  Read Full »
 
What is Obesity? Why People Become Over-Weight?
Article Overview: Obesity is a ‘silent epidemic’. This article tells about how to find if you have obesity and the reasons for it.  Read Article »
Dr. Saumya Mittal
Internal Medicine Physician

Who is Considered as An Obese Person? An Obese person is one who has too much body fat and thus has a negative effect on their health. A person is considered obese when they have a weight over 20% of their ideal body weight. On the other hand, one may consider body mass index. Body mass index, ...  Read Article »
 
Is it safe to take Clenbuterol being overweight and asthmatic?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 176 cm and I weigh 77 kg. I started hitting gym a month back. I am into 1 hour daily workout, which include both aerobic and anaerobic exercises.  As per the BMI report, I was informed to keep my weight under 67-72 kg. Recently my gym trainer informed me...  Read Full »
Dr. Pooja Pardhi
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The drug you have mentioned is a beta2-adrenergic agonist and it can cause bronchodilation in asthmatics and can also burn fat. It has other side effects also such as it can cause tremors, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, muscle cramps and can also alter pota...  Read Full »
 
How to regulate periods in an overweight patient?
Query: Hello doctor, How to regulate periods on time? How to manage my overweight? My height is 5 inches, weight is 68 kg. Please help me on how to control my weight and periods problem.  Read Full »
Dr. Nadia Khan
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you might have problems with PCOS. It is a complex problem commonly affecting young girls. Once your weight will be reduced to at least 5 kg from the current level, your cycle will regularize itself. For weight reduction, first of all, you can try low-c...  Read Full »
 
Can I reduce weight by going to gym?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. My weight is 100 kg and height is 5'5". My current medications are as follows. Atorvastatin 10 mg on alternate days for hyperlipidemia, Allopurinol 100 mg three times a day for hyperuricemia and LABA plus steroid inhaler for asthma. Today, my BP is 139/98 mmHg o...  Read Full »
Dr. Hariharan V
Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are overweight. You have to reduce your weight to around 65 kg to live a healthy life. Your lipid status and blood pressure may become normal, once you shed those extra kilos. Going to the gym is a good initiative and I suggest you not to lift weights until you become...  Read Full »
 
My blood pressure is quite high for my age. How to reduce it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. My weight is 75 kilograms. I have a healthy diet. I have a habit of drinking alcohol once a month, and I do not have the habit of smoking. I checked my blood pressure, and it was 155 by 65 mmHg. Is it high? Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Koushik Mukherjee
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are slightly overweight. I suggest you reduce taking carbohydrates and fats in your diet. Your blood pressure is elevated. Still, a single elevated reading does not mean that you have hypertension. Taking repeated measurement for at least two to three times, and hav...  Read Full »
 
Will irregular period affect my fertility?
Query: Hi doctor,I am having irregular periods since six months. My age is 25. My period lasts for only one or two days with brown blood discharge. My weight is 100 kg and height is 5'6".  Read Full »
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these problems of periods are due to overweight. Your expected weight is around 55 kg to 60 kg. It is easy to say just to reduce. But, it is quite impossible to reduce so much. Please put some effort to do it for at least 2 to 5 kg per month. It is a start. Re...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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