A 54-year-old member asked:
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What can cause sudden excessive weight gain?

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Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Weight gain: Many possibilities but more common would be excessive eating, thyroid abnormalities, heart failure, renal failure, excessive protein in the urine- it's a broad list. Please see your physician for a work up.
Answered on Apr 19, 2016
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