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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Are you a smoker? If so, COPD is likely. If you have never smoked it is less likely. If concerned, see a pulmonologist.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adarsh Gupta
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Start slow: You don't need to run to lose weight. Even walking will help you lose weight. In the beginning, walk for very short distance, take break and then walk ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Shiff
28 years experience in General Practice
Salty taste causes: First you must differentiate salty and metallic taste. If more metallic, then mouth bleeding or medication side effects should be considered. Most sal ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Full exam ASAP: The serious conditions you mention make it essential that you be receiving optimal coordinated treatment. A Health Psychologist might help pull your c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience in Pulmonology
Obesity and PH: There may be some association between obesity and pulmonary hypertension (ph). Conversely, dietary suppressants have been demonstrated to cause ph. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Nortriptyline: Nortriptyline may cause increased appetite and weight gain There is no common problem with weight loss
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Balanced diet: Weight loss needs caloric restriction and incease in physical activity. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain preprations in moderat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I'm sorry but: I haven't got a clue what this question means. Consider clarifying the question and re-asking. Take care.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depression: Depression can cause weight gain and loss, but alopecia not a common sign of depression.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Obesity has bad effects on the lungs. An obese person scores lower on lung tests looking at: the amount of air one can blow out in one second (measure ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Dinetz
10 years experience in Integrative Medicine
PCOS: Yes, weight loss may help. It is hypothesized that insulin resistance is a key factor as people with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to have th ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Gall Stone Formation: Potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances may occur. These diets cause a rapid shift in water balance, especially in the early phases, which can le ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes yes: Persons with pre-diabetes or diabetes, or taking medicines that lower one's blood sugar, should spend time discussing dieting with their doctors befor ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience in Gastroenterology
Smoking is bad: Smoking by itself can reduce appetite which is why people can gain weight when they stop. However, the loss of weight and appetite can also be of mor ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized durin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It you have fat 2-: -loose, you will replace it with muscle that is heavier, but it also takes up less room that fat which is lighter. so as you loose fat initially U wil ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A low-calorie diet speeds up weight loss. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Depends: Alli weight loss the main issue is fecal incontinence people find this difficult to follow secondary to these issues. If you can tolerate this works.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Not necessarily: The surgery doesn't cause the weight loss for the most part its the change in your eating habits that it forces. If you can't change your eating habit ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No: But various psychotropic medications can stimulate increased food intake in some people. Depressed people often lose weight, which may cease if their ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Inlikely: Assume nothing and look for other causes first.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Different approach: Ayurveda believes there are different body types. Ayurveda approaches weight loss and fat reduction by providing guidelines for all dimensions of your ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many sxs..,: Pts w/ COPD experience many sxs including shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, etc. And have obstruction on pfts. Smoking cessation along w/meds to c ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
B12 deficiency would: Not really be associated with weight change in either direction.

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