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Embarrassing Fat Bodies Episode 4

Low Male Fertility

Obesity has quadrupled in the last 25 years causing a fertility crisis. Robert and his wife have been trying to have a baby, but Robert has discovered that he has a sperm count of nearly zero and this has been caused by his weight. At 34 stone, Robert’s obese body has increased production of oestrogen, the female hormone, and reduced production of testosterone, the male hormone. This means the sperm he produces are fewer, abnormal or mutated. To create sperm the testicles need to be at a lower temperature than the rest of the body, but hidden beneath all his fat, Robert’s testicles are practically being cooked. Dr Christian takes Robert’s BMI, which is a staggering 63, and says that fertility is the least of his problems. With Robert’s weight at such a dangerous level he is sent for Gastric Sleeve surgery – surgery that reduces his stomach to a quarter of its original size. Since the surgery Robert has lost four and a half stone, reducing his BMI to 54.3.

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Spire Healthcare – Manchester

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I was wondering what the purple spots on this man were, because I have similar but my doctors can't seem to figure out what they are and if there's any treatment for the





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I have been testing for bmi and it is 32 and said that this obese I am looking for ways to start losing weight





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Hi I am 38 years old I have pcos,I am 13 st and 5ft 4. I am so very annoyed with my gp I have been bleeding since december,I have been reffered to gynocoloy they fiited me with a mirena coil in june, i am not getting on with it i have been bleeding non stop since with very large blood clots the colour doesnt look right and i also have pain! i went to my gp who spoke to me like a 10 year old she did not listen to what i had to say and sent me off with a drug called tranemic acid which make me feel dizzy,sick. I am so unhappy at the moment i have no life i am covered with hair and over weight, when i asked my gp for phone numbers for eletrocist or laser or a specialist in pcos she said we dont do that!!





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I've been working hard at losing weight and have gone from 16st10 to 13st12. However, I did it on my own and did not get any help. It seems very unfair to me that some people get endless help, while others are left to struggle on alone.





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Having watched your fat bodies last night 29 June 2011 you had a gastric band specialist on and he said by losing a lot of weight your diabeties should go although I know you will never not be diabetic hopefully diet only.My question is why won't my doctor let me go on a diet of Lipotrim 600 calories a day, Iv'e been type 2 for 7 years weighing 92 kg and am female 5ft 6" I go to the gym 3 times a week eat 7 fruit and veg a day am teetotal have never smoked and have cut out carbs for 3 months as they seem to make me feel bloated and push my sugars up even porridge or shredded wheat. my 3 month test is 8.3 and my nurse threatens to put me on insulin which I am desperate not to inject. Surely if diabetics are having gastric bands which I would never consider, they must be on a very low calorie diet to support this so why am I told not to trust this shake diet? I,m sure if I could lose weight fast it would help my diabetes but need the help of my doctor to adjust my medication accordingly, I understand the shake is a quick fix method and feel it would give me a kick start. What are your veiws





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If you are looking for medical help, have you tried zentical? Stronger prescription of oralstat than the over the counter Aldi available at the pharmacy. A healthy balanced diet or clean eating diet and exercise will help if you strive to maintain it. Also you can try sparkpeople for Support.

I am saddened by your post... are you still in the same shape or have you managed to get into better shape since your post in 2011? Thanks from someone who cares to help make a difference....

i have polycystic ovaries and i weigh 20stone i have tried all methods of weight loss and the only one that seamed to work was reductil which unfortunatly it was taken off the market a month into me taking it what other options are available to me as i have considered even having my ovaries removed





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I too had finally seen some results with this product after a life time of obesity. they took off the market because of high risk with strokes and possible heart problems - so what does being obese do surely if your being monitored regualy by gp they could just be extra careful?

i am 14st and having trouble trying to shift it, mostly around my middle and thighs. what is the best and quickest way of reducing the fat, or take something that helps to reduce it. i have an overhang stomach too that is not very nice. will my doctor just prescribe me something without having to go to diet clinic?





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I'm 15st 3lb been doing slimming world, bootcamp and many other things I just seem to drop between 15st and 15st 3 lb and cant get past this Mark! Also have a over hang which I find disgusting and no matter how much exercise I do it just won't flatten!

In the opinion of the doctors, is advancing age a reason for lack of success in losing weight? I am 75, almost 76. In the last 2 years I've lost 6.8 kg, just over a stone. I just do not seem to be able to get below 73 kg. My BMI is 32 and I should really lose another 2 or 3 stone. In spite of all my efforts it just does not seem to happen. I go for swimming lessons twice a week and a 50+ fitness class. I take levothyroxine 75 mcg/daily and ramipril 5 mg daily. I also take multivitamins and omega 3 fish oil capsules. We do eat very healthily at this house and I stop when I feel full. I do everything as recommended, but the weight still stays on. I don't want to take anything like Xenical - I know about the side-effects and I couldn't cope with them. One of the things which has helped so far is low carb, especially cutting out refined carbs including white flour, white sugar and anything made with them. That means no cakes, biscuits, any of the 'sweet treats' so beloved of many in my age-group. My weight still stays the same - has been 73 kg or thereabouts for months now. Any suggestions?





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Hi, thank you for your advice, it shows there are many of us in the same boat. Iv been meaning to go to the doctors to get some tablets, I am not sure what they are called, but I will mention them Xenical. Are they the ones that stop your body storing fat? The ones that you have to be strict with your diet or you end up having to go the toilet often? Iv been a little worried about getting them because of my exercise, the last thing I would want, is to have to run out for the toilet. :( xx





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Hello docs, I have suffered from poly cystic ovarian syndrome since i was 19. Even though i managed to conceive 7 yrs ago i suffer from extensive hair growth all over my body which effects me every single day. I have not had a relationship since i had my daughter as i am so embarrassed by the hair growth. I have had my entire body waxed several times but it is not helping and i am know at the end of my tether with it. Is there anything tht could possibly help me lead a near normal life??





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I also suffer from excess hair. You can try Metformin tablets or Vaniqua cream although unfortunately neither has worked for me. It took a lot of trips to the doctors just to find out that these to medications can help. The cream made my skin sore and blister and I took the tablets for 5 months and didn't work. It may work for you though. Other option is laser hair removal which is expensive.


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