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why am I gaining so much weight in my stomach

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gaining weight: It is common for an individual to lose weight in a non-uniform pattern across the body. So your arms and legs may have responded quicker with more vis ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Is there any: Possibility that you could be constipated as it can cause these symptoms. If so, hydrate well with water (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per d ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy: Get a pregnancy test first. Even if you use protection you still could be pregnat.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Weigth Gain: Metabolism changes over time. Activity levels vary. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and also ask about lifestyle changes that may ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Focus on nutrition: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Most women will gain weight due to fluid retention but many gain too much from over eating. Are you eating a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Adipex : Gastrointestinal adverse reactions for Phentermine include : Constipation, diarrhea, unpleasant taste, xerostomia.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dietician: A registered dietician could advise you about your ideal weight, critique your current eating habits and out line a proper diet taking into considerat ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Make sure that you drink adequate fluids daily and eat enough fiber in the form of vegetables and fruits. You could also take metamucil daily to keep ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ketan Mody
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Pec exercises: U need to do pectoral exercises and lose, weight. U need to work on butterflies, bench press, chest presses.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe it's okay: "ideal weight" is subscience at best. Many women prefer a light-framed man, and very few men really want any bodyfat. Your best weight is what looks a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
Sweets make it worse: Carbohydrates can make mood changes worse. You need to eat more protein and complex carbohydrates. Lay off candy, cookies, donuts and other snack fo ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Celebrex (celecoxib) would be an unlikely cause. Minimize carbohydrate intake and control portion size. No snacking between meals. Have your family do ... 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stop the pill: Or switch to a lower dose one if u are on a higher dose one, please see your gyn.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Weight loss: Consult with your primary care physician to perform work up to rule out medical causes.
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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (l ... Read More
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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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doctor: food,intake and lack of exercise is the most common cause of weight gain. An eval,by your doc will determine if thyroid or other hormones are out of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Low muscle mass: You probably have a low muscle mass compared to most people your age. If you were to gain muscle mass, through resistance training, you could potenti ... Read More
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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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress: Stress and poor sleeping habit and possible eating less frequently. Reduce stress, eat frequent small meals and see a bariatrician. He will check your ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Great job!: Do not get frustrated, just be patient! it can take longer to notice the thinning in the other areas, but it is happening, and you will continue to lo ... Read More
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