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A 48-year-old male asked:

i'm rapidly losing weight,what can i do?

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Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
Family Medicine 12 years experience
See your doctor: Rapid and unwanted weight loss is something that needs to be taken seriously. Let your doc know what's going on so they can begin the appropriate testing. I hope this helps! Don't delay!
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See th Dr.: Rapid weight loss, when you are not dieting and/or trying to lose weight, needs to be evluated by the Doctor to assess the underlying cause of your weight loss. Best wishes.

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95lbs and 5ft 3 losing weight rapidly

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If : If you're losing weight without trying to do so--especially if you have not had any changes in your level of activity or your food intake--then it would be a good idea to see your doctor. Unexplained weight loss can be an indication of problems with your hormonal system (your thyroid gland, for example) or of other problems that may need to be treated.
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How can you stay committed to losing weight?

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Fitness friends: A great goal that no one achieves alone. Find a fitness activity that you enjoy and a group of people that you like and who'll do it with you. Push yourself and you'll win their respect and friendship. They'll guide you and you'll enjoy this more than greasy / sugary / salty food. Your brain will reset from hard exercise and guide you reliably about eating right for your body.
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What suggestions can you give to keep motivated when losing weight?

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New Lifestyle: Do not diet, as this really is "die" with a "t". Create a new lifestyle that you enjoy: eating frequent, healthy, tasty small meals, walking everywhere you can, drink lots of water (add squeeze of citrus for flavor), drink tasty tea with zero for pleasure in the day. Join online support (like "the biggest loser") to keep you feeling motivated too! good luck! enjoy how much better you feel daily!
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A 37-year-old female asked:

Haven't been able to put on weight for 4+ years. Eat quite a bit, & if I don't eat a lot I start rapidly losing weight. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
The first thing: someone would want to check is your thyroid...an overactive thyroid could cause this (though you would probably have other symptoms, too, like palpitations, tremors, etc). Beyond this, make sure you are getting enough calories (every day) and they are the "right" kind..including healthy fats and carbs. Also exclude diabetes, gastrointestinal malabsorption, even cancer. Good wishes:)
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My girlfriend is losing weight rapidly without reason?

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Weight loss: Significant weightloss due to no "apparent reason" (i.e. exercise/lifestyle/diet) needs to be investigated by her general practitioner as to the cause of it.

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