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sudden weight gain and acne

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
PCOSOVARIAN: The most likely cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. This disorder is associated with high testosterone levels and resistance to Insulin causing pre ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Rule out...: Any cause of cushingism, including glucocorticoid medications. Medications including lithium, iodides and bromides. Any cause of extra androgen in a w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Wrong approach: Somebody told you that trying to get fatter would help your acne? I'm really sorry that there are such foolish ideas out there -- and especially that ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Male or female, gaining body fat is likely to make acne flare. Nobody really understands why though of course hormones are suspect. Please take this w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Depression: Depression can cause weight gain and loss, but alopecia not a common sign of depression.
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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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
It surely : Can
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Hormones: Hormone changes can attribute to weight changes and mood changes.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Low-T may happen to some men but rarely exist and stand alone; it's not directly related with emotion & BW but in conjunction with many healt ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Not possible: That is not possible. Otherwise, the whole world would be doing it. You can exercise all day long but if you're not getting the right nutrients and ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Who prepared them?: "weight gaining supplements" prepared in the gym have been known to be spiked with anabolic steroids. These can make acne flare and speed hair loss. P ... Read More
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 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Exercise : Most good gyms should have trainers on board and connect with one of them to design an exercise program for you.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
No: Unless you are eating a lot more because breast feeding should help weight loss. Get your thyroid checked
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Discuss w your Dr.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repeti ... Read More
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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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Abilify (aripiprazole): Among antipsychotics, Abilify (aripiprazole) is considered more weight neutral. On any of these medications, it's important to be mindful of healthy ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Neither: It you eat more than you burn off you will gain weight. If you burn off more than you eat you will lose weight. It's very simple. Don't get your medic ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Weight loss: Exercise and diet is the best way to both gain muscle and loose weight. If you attack this properly you will be much improved over time. It will take ... Read More

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