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why am I gaining inches but no weight

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Close monitoring : its very good that you are working out but according to your ht and wt, your BMI is practically within the normal range.however, if your goal is to lo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Watch your calories: when you exercise you get more hungry so you have to be careful you are not consuming too many calories.exercise helps loose weight but caloric intake ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Eckstein
19 years experience Bariatrics
Weight loss: Your bmi is too low (17.4). The fasted way to gain weight is by eating carbs. But because this is involuntary weight loss you should go to your docto ... Read More
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A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
That's from lack: Of regular routine exercise and elevated Insulin levels. Now, what is triggering that? You need to sit down with doc and start looking.
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Underdeveloped needs: As a Leukemia patient, who must have gone thru chemotherapy etc, it is likely that your body's poor growth may be the result of those treatment compli ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
See doctor: Schedule a visit with your doctor to check your thyroid status. If everything checks out you can drink milk shakes with extra added ice cream for weig ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Kinninger
13 years experience Family Medicine
Diet and Exercise: Look closely at your diet. 3500 calories equal 1 pound. If your drink sweet tea, soda, or juice the calories can add up very quickly. You likely onl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Greene
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Toning up: If muscle mass (more compact) is toning up then weight may stay same but inches may less.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, as a healthy/meaningful gain in lean body mass as goal--but u can't pick where it goes! don't take products for quick results tha ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
See Dr.to find cause: Several things can cause this. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid and/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Diet: as well as type of exercise play a big role in reducing excess fat. Avoid high fat diet and do aerobic exercise as well as weight training to been cal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 years experience Pathology
Need calorie count: You may be eating more than you think and the calories you are burning off with exercise may be less than you think. Try figuring out these numbers b ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please see your doc: He/she may do some blood work, including a thyroid test. This will help determine the cause of your weight status. Insure is helpful for some but yo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If n ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If n ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wrong excercise: 90 percent of weight loss occurs from calorie restriction. Calorie restriction and walking will be more effective. If this does not cause weight los ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abimbola Olowo
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
Weight gain.: I will consider this good fortune. Your not gaining weight ranges from a high metabolic rate to your genetic predisposition. You may however want to p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: It depends on your height and body build. For "all" 16 year old females, then a little light. But, most of us spend great energy trying to shed excess ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Reduce weight: It depends on what you are doing. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier o ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players ... Read More
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