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can stress cause weight loss in women

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Stress can cause : Weight loss or weight gain. It varies for different people. Some people lose their appetite when stressed others overeat . It is probably connected to ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: I commend you for your concern about your Health I feel empathy for stresses you are going through at age 18. Stresses of relationships, separation ca ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Stress: Yes. May want to talk to a counselor to get help with stress management and coping skills.
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Possible...: Especially if depressed. But hyperthyroidism and other medical conditions can do it as well you need to see md for a check up and lab studies.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irwin Abraham
49 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes.: Eating out provides more calories. Stress can decrease appetite. Enough to cause weight loss. See your doctor if still stressed for some help.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, of course: Stress and anxiety can certainly cause changes in weight. How is your appetite? I'm glad your medical tests have proven normal. You're on a fairly ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can you clarify-: How much weight was lost over what period of time? What is the specific question? Take care.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Salko
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are many options for meal replacement/supplementation. Key elements to look for in a dietary meal replacement would be 1) a balance of protein ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It is a: relatively common occurrence for menses to be delayed or otherwise altered by either stress or sudden weight loss -- or both. Check w/your doctor or d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
High TSH: Medications like oleanz as well as stress can affect the TSH and also increase body fat. Exercise alone isn't an effective way to lose weight. A dieti ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Multi-symptoms: Any changes in your eating habits?. May need to consult your primary care doc. For full medical workup to rule out medical causes for symptoms.

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