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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralf Lukner
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Fast Food Diet: These symptoms are expected when someone eats too much unhealthy fast food.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy: At 21 weeks, the uterus is usually slightly above the belly button. At you next OB visit please verify that you are growing appropriately. Pregnancy c ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Personal trainer: I would join a fitness club, if possible and ask if there is a personal trainer available to guide you with programs that are best suited for your goa ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely : Most of the research reports quite a few side effects from Asacol (mesalamine) hd, but weight gain is not mentioned as a reported side effect. It does ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The same volume of -: muscle will be heavier than fat, so if you are building muscles, you may not see much weight reduction. You might be looking at your bulging muscles a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms: could be due to constipation, poor diet,inactivity or bacteria overgrowth or food sensitivity
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limitin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is variable: Once metabolic rate has dropped it can allow more rapid weight gain when calories are increased. But many people with anorexia do not have rapid weigh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stress + eating: + alcohol. Increased stress increases cortisol levels, which tend toward increasing abdominal fat. Liquid calories (alcohol or sugar beverages) consum ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Eat fewer calories: A person with excess belly fat may have "metabolic syndrome" and can benefit from a diet low in sugars & carbohydrates. In general, if a person eats f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Weight gain: Weight gain is always a product of calories in versus calories out. Meaning, if you have increased your exercise, and burn more calories, and decrea ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Because you: Eat in-between and eat to excess after your periods of starving. Anorectics also abuse laxative and induce vomiting to cut caloric intake even further ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: A balanced diet with exercises directed at the butt muscles. Swimming is a good exercise to tone the buttox anf thighs.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
All Foods: The same foods that cause weight gain in the rest of the body. Most of the breast is just fatty tissue.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Many causes: The differential includes infectious etiologies, crohns, less likely cancers. If these symptoms persist more than 2 weeks, you should see a doctor.
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protei ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
Loose skin: Losing a large amount of weight faster than the skin can accommodate will definitely lead to loose skin. Weight loss of 10-30 pounds shouldn't cause ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No preferential loss: You can lose weight & fat if your calories burned exceed calories in. But you cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (natur ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of car ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Insulin resistance: This is not making sense, especially on actis where there is normally some weight gain. You need to see a doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience Psychiatry
Healthy diet: With drinking mineral water & moderate exercise like walking one mile a day everyday will make it. Continue to avoid alcohol, and avoid marijuana and ... Read More
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