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What causes extreme weight gain

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
Sugar: Of course simple sugars, fats like fried food and inactivity.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Fluid retention?: Some medicines can stimulate appetite and / or cause fluid retention which would show up as swelling of the legs. Many overweight people think they ha... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ye: Get. Checked out for polycystic ovarian syndrome or low thyroid. See your doctor for help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Hi, it isn't always clear if this is due to the medication, the nature of the illness, or if people eat more when they begin to feel better. If ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild incr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Not directly: The abortion pill contains an agent that blocks progesterone, then another which causes the uterus to contract. There is nothing to expect long term ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
May be: as a side effect it can cause weight gain, but I am not sure what is your definition of extreme weight gain. You want to to watch your calories, exerc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: And stick out - this is called an umbilical hernia and it's common in overweight individuals.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Most do, about 25%: Most antidepressants have some risk (about 25% chance) to gain about 10 pounds. How to manage? Monitor your weight and report to psychiatrist. If m... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many: Most oral pills are not associated with extreme weight gain. Neither are condoms, diaphragms or iud's.

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