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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

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


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Used cannabis for over 6yrs. Now I have hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, poor appetite, I won't eat unless I'm high, weight loss?

Used cannabis for over 6yrs. Now I have hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, poor appetite, I won't eat unless I'm high, weight loss?

Congratulations!: Marijuana addiction is a progressive illness. It can increase anxiety, paranoia, increase heart rate and decrease appetite. You made the first step to overcoming marijuana addiction, you recognized that you have a problem and you need help. Now talk to your primary care physician for professional help. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Unlikely, but: There is no way over the internet to do diagnoses. Check w/your doctor. It should be easy to test for and resolve your questions. ...Read more

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Could my lightheadedness and nausea be related to my irritable bowel syndrome?

Could my lightheadedness and nausea be related to my irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: 38y female has "lightheadedness, nauseousness & IBS". Many people with IBS report nauseousness & loss of appetite in the morning. Hypermobility Syndrome oft has all 3 symptoms, which are likely dysautonomias. Lightheadedness can also be related to anemia & hormonal disorders, so that a doctor exam/labs are recommended. See comments: ...Read more

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Hi I had my appendix removed lariscopicly 4 days ago and since then I have not been able to leave my bed without facing excruciating pain where the incisions are, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision and ringing in ears. I also havent had a bowel mo

Hi I had my appendix removed lariscopicly 4 days ago and since then I have not been able to leave my bed without facing excruciating pain where the incisions are, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision and ringing in ears. I also havent had a bowel mo

Sorry you: are having such a tough time for what is usually a BENIGN post-op course! Call your Surgeon and check these symptoms out....you may have to be seen earlier than your planned follow-up! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate, lightheaded, palps, weakness and weight loss for 10 mths. What could it be?

Rapid heart rate, lightheaded, palps, weakness and weight loss for 10 mths. What could it be?

Hyperthyroidism: This could be one of several conditions, but this constellation of symptoms makes me think of hyperthyroidism first. I would advise getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Feels like weight on left side of chest, headache on left side, unintentional weight loss, dizzy&lightheaded when standing followed by black for a sec?

Feels like weight on left side of chest, headache on left side, unintentional weight loss, dizzy&lightheaded when standing followed by black for a sec?

Symptoms but too: little data to make much reliable sense of situation. The only issue c/w symptoms is likelihood of systolic BP being low for a moment on standing & c/w "black", presuming tunneling &/or loss of vision "for a sec". Physicians are just fellow humans, vary far from omniscient beings. Your primary physician is always yourself, no one else. Work to lean anatomy, physiology & make sense of situation. ...Read more

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I suffer with chronic health anxiety and have had jelly legs and lightheadedness for 3 days is this something others experience?

I suffer with chronic health anxiety and have had jelly legs and lightheadedness for 3 days is this something others experience?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How can anxiety cause severe lightheadedness all day every day?

How can anxiety cause severe lightheadedness all day every day?

Fight or Flight: Common physical symptoms of anxiety include: ?Pounding heart. ?Sweating. ?Stomach upset or dizziness. ?Frequent urination or diarrhea. ?Shortness of breath. ?Tremors and twitches. ?Muscle tension. ?Headaches. Anxiety usually leads to a sympathetic nervous system response (Fight or Flight) which often causes the above symptoms. Medication and other conditions should also be ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more