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A 33-year-old male asked:

what are the tests for weight gain?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Fairly obvious: To see if there is weight gain simply using a scale works well. You might mean why someone gained weight, generally looking and talking determines the answer. Sometimes getting someone to write down everything they eat is needed but not generally that hard.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my weight gain?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
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Weight: See your regular doctor and give them the first shot!
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can taking viviscal cause weight gain?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Beauty product: Supplements or vitamins that are not produced by pharmaceutical companies do not require fda approvals hence reliable randomized clinical studies are rare hence i can not comment with any evidence based facts. However users do suggest that it could.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

Does ccortisone shots cause weight gain? If so, how much weight?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Cortisone shots: Cortisone shots are done for a lot of reasons. A shot into a joint may relieve arthritis pain, at least temporarily. But cortisone has many side effects. Yes, you gain weight, but also shift fat to the midsection. You get Insulin resistant, which can lead to diabetes. It can weaken your bones: osteoporosis. Your body can tolerate an occasional shot, but this should not be done lightly.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What to do if i feel rubbish about my weight gain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Is your weight: unhealthy? If yes, Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Which pills actually cause real weight gain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The list is to long: To write. Please let us know if there are specific medications you are interested in. The question needs to be narrowed in order to provide you with an answer. Clarify and re-ask.

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