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48 Year Old Female Needs Help Losing Weight
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I am a 22 year-old obese female with pseudotumor cerebri. My symptomps aren't that severe. Can losing weight solve my problem without any medications?
Significant: Unintended weight loss? Medical eval is recommended. ...Read more
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs.. .. I need help losing weight. How many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?
David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at books by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. The very best to you. Please see your doc first and consider a low carb food plan. ...Read more
I'm a 26 year old woman and I keep losing weight. About 1-2 pounds per week. I'm starting to worry!?
No.....: Short of cutting off your arm, there are no safe ways to lose weight rapidly at your age. Rapid weight loss usually means you dehydrate yourself, and this can lead to passing out, heart problems, digetive problems...The list goes on. Ask yourself why you really need to lose rapidly - who or what is so important that you would risk your life. Then, is that worth it? My guess is no! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 19 year old male. 5'8 240 pounds and I have trouble losing weight. I have tried diets but none seem to work. Are there any pills that can help me?
You want to avoid: "Pills", as there are short term fixes - at best - that can't replace optimizing your eating habits. Remember, it's not just what you eat, it's how much you eat too. It sounds like you really need to sit down with a nutritionist to help create meal plans that are feasible and sustainable for you in the long run. Again, please don't get caught up in the quest for a "pill cure". ...Read more
Please consider: Some who is over 16 or an adult ask this question for you. You must be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthap. ...Read more
I'm 21 year old male. Slightly above average weight. I have been slowly losing weight and I never feel full. I just keep eating is diabetes possible?
Of course: To lose weight, you must stop eating before you feel full. Hunger is a sensation designed to keep you from losing weight.As you get older, your chances of diabetes will increase, particularly if you have a positive family history of diabetes, are a person of color--and particularly if you are overweight. Work on continued weight loss, and make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol are normal. ...Read more
Hello im a 17 year old girl, who is 5ft 7 and im weighing 105 pound and still losing weight, is there anything I could do to stop this?
Need evaluation: I can exclude the main psychological condition causing weight loss, anorexia nervosa, as these people tell themselves that the more skeletal they appear, the better they look, and hove no concerns. You are concerned, and you need a complete evaluation by your PCP to see if something serious is occurring--much too complex for an evaluation here. Hyperthyroidism is one of dozens of possibilities ...Read more
What is the life expectancy of a 78 year old, Stage 4 colon cancer spread to liver and lungs? Having chemotherapy (tablets) but losing weight.
Life expectancy: At 78, with stage IV colon cancer, the survival is about 4-6 months without treatment. With the new treatments combining chemo with biological drugs, survival times are in the range of 24-30 months. With a less aggressive treatment I estimate an AVERAGE survival of 9-12 months. Keep in mind these estimates are just a ball park figure, keep things one month at a time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Unfortunately not enough information to make a good educated guess. There can be many reasons for losing weight. It could be on purpose or pt not eating enough calories. There could be a medical issue like an inflammatory bowel condition, celiac. Or even some malignancy. It could be an endocrine reason, like hyperthyroidism. Please see physician so they can start trying to figure out why. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Evaluation: Any involuntary weight loss should be evaluated. Please schedule appointment with your physician. ...Read more
Start walking: You should start with 150 minutes of exercise per week; it can be 5 days of 30 minutes. Combine this with dietary modifications. Visit your doctor for an evaluation and baseline measurements (blood pressure, weight, lab work, etc). I made a video about exercise and arthritis but many principles apply to your case (start slow): http://otwithmd. Com/exercise-and-arthritis/. ...Read more
My wife got diagnosed with pancreatitis and she constantly in pain and is losing weight she's 22 years old and 90lbs what can I do to help her?
Pancreatitis: She need to see a pancreas expert to have repeat cross sectional imaging and make sure she didn't develop a worse disease. This will allow to determine which intervention is required. Also you need to discuss feeding tube if she is not able to eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fertility and age: Loosing weight can be helpful if you are over weight and have certain medical conditions. However, age is the most important fact in infertility. As a women ages it is harder to get pregnant and more likely to miscarry. It is important for you to see a fertility expert immediately. ...Read more
Science and Weight: So. To lose weight one changes their diet an their lifestyle. Not changing both will set you up for failure. The only national diet plan that has science behind it is Weight Watchers. The South Beach diet approach is also extremely validated by numerous science and Cardiology. Grazing with high protein low carbs meals and then exercising effectively is what works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EVALUATION: These symptoms warrant an evaluation by your Primary Care Physician as soon as possible. You will need a thorough history and physical exam, and lab tests, possibly a CXR to investigate this. This is not normal. ...Read more
Am 20 years old im 5'8 and I weigh near 350 pounds I have cut ever everything unhealthy from my diet and workout why am I not losing weight?
Wow.: Huge question. Get evaluated by nutritionist. Maybe not getting enough calories! Maybe eating the wrong foods. Maybe workouts aren't correct. ...Read more
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