Is it possible for a person to weigh 370 lbs and not have high blood pressure, diabetes, etc?
- opinionatedLv 78 months ago
- - Mé -Lv 78 months ago
It's possible but very unlikely.Source(s): I'm a Dietitian
- PatriciaLv 78 months ago
I doubt it. Being overweight causes a variety of health problems.
- 8 months ago
I once read an article that states that many doctors make the mistake of prejudging overweight people. You can't tell whether a person is healthy from looking at their weight. That being said, it is a risky thing to be that heavy and will become an issue as you age.
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- BlkBearLv 78 months ago
Yes it's possible. But of course unless you are reviewing their blood work, you'll have to take their word that everything is "normal".
I have a friend in his late 60s who is 400 pounds, never had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and is text book normal as far as no danger of pre-diabetes let alone actual diabetes. It's all going to factor into genes, predisposition for medical issues and over all lifestyle. But if you never test for issues, you don't know.
- pit bulls biteLv 78 months ago
very rare especially as he / she ages
- nonpartisanLv 68 months ago
High blood pressure is an adaptive state that the body uses to inject water into dehydrated cells. If a person is properly hydrated, the weight should have little or nothing to do with it.
The medical theory of high blood pressure is that excess salt retains too much water in the blood, thereby overfilling the vessels which push against the walls with too much pressure.
This is absolutely not true and can be proven by simple observation of a drop of blood from a fingertip.
Blood is 94% water - properly hydrated, it has a watery consistency and will exhibit a light red appearanceDehydration, on the other hand, reduces the water volume of the blood by around 8%, resulting in a thicker consistency with a darker color.
Without medication, people with high blood pressure will have blood that is thicker than normal and will have a darker appearance.
The body doesn't just start retaining salt for no reason, and certainly not to attack itself. If there is excess salt, it's there for a reason. Most of the body's nutritional needs are obtained from food including some water. And although it's true that we get too much salt in processed food, the medical profession doesn't credit the body with being able to regulate itself.
There are no storage drawers in the body so it uses whatever nutrients it needs and discards the excess - it does this with salt as well. You lose salt whenever you lose water.
However, the medical profession thinks that because high blood pressure happens to occur while retaining too much salt then the mechanical action of the salt to hold onto water has to be the culprit - and that the salt is holding too much water in the body.
Again, this is false.
The "too-much-salt" theory also defies the law of physics. Based on the law of physics, if you remove the cause of a disease that disease should no longer exist. When doctors advise their patients to reduce their salt intake, the blood pressure should go back to normal - there should be no need for medication.
But medication is often prescribed anyway, thus proving that salt isn't the cause.
When they advise cutting back on salt, the one thing that is never mentioned is to increase your water intake. Doing so would lower the blood pressure, resulting in no need for the medications.
Not that "prescribing medications" is their objective, because it isn't. But as explained below, it's done out of ignorance.
To repeat, if the body has excess salt, it's there for a reason. And the reason *is* to retain water. And the only reason it would have to retain water using this method would be because it isn't getting enough.
As mentioned, you get some water in food - but not enough to sustain all of the body's needs. A few decades ago, the medical advice was to drink 8 glasses of water per day - because people lose that much water every day and it needs to be replaced.
Today, that advice isn't being given. Today, it's "drink plenty of fluids". This garbage is based on the theory that thirst is a reliable sign to know when to drink water, and therefore, any beverage that quenches the thirst is acceptable.
But the reason the body is made up mostly of water is that every function is tied to water - and water regulates all of the functions.
When there isn't enough water to regulate these functions properly, the body will let you know that you need to drink water - such as high blood pressure as well as the many other malfunctions that the pharmaceutical companies like to call "disease".And because you can experience high blood pressure (and other issues) but not feel thirsty, the theory that thirst is a reliable signal to drink water is also busted.
The medical profession doesn't understand the function of water in the body. This may sound daft, but not when you consider that they spend 600 teaching hours in medical school learning the effects of pharmaceuticals on the physiology of the body but only spend around 6 teaching hours on nutrition - where they would learn about such things as the functions of water in the body.
Medications only manage the problem, they don't "fix" anything. The way they work is to block the signals received by the brain that a drought condition has developed. This prompts the brain to cancel the symptom (the blood pressure lowers). Once the medication wears off, the signal is once again able to reach the brain, and the brain then reactivates the symptom.
This creates an endless cycle where the person is dependent on medication to keep the blood pressure down. But the cycle can be broken by simply addressing the cause - chronic dehydration.
Once the cause is corrected, the blood pressure will revert back to normal and there will no longer be a need for the medication.
"If there's one thing medical science is incapable of, the late Dr. Robert Mendelsohn used to say, it is admitting that it doesn't know something."
- EnguerarrardLv 78 months ago
Yes, but not for long.
- RobsteriarkLv 78 months ago
Most people that size are grossly obese, so there will be few of them without those associated health problems.
The few who are just very big but not obese will still often have high blood pressure though.
- 8 months ago
The answer is based on that individuals BMI. (Body Mass Index)