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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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What are the processes in anafranil (clomipramine) that make you gain weight ex: lowered metabolism?

What are the processes in anafranil (clomipramine) that make you gain weight ex: lowered metabolism?

Combination: Although there are a number of theories as to why antidepressants lead to weight gain, i believe that both appetite and metabolism may be affected. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) decrease testosterone levels and if so would weight lifting and weight loss help alleviate this possible testosterone decline?

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) decrease testosterone levels and if so would weight lifting and weight loss help alleviate this possible testosterone decline?

Get evaluation: Notify your prescribing doc that you are having symptoms. This may or may not be associated with decreased testosterone. It is unlikely that testosterone will be lowered in a female, at regular doses ...Read more

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Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat). ...Read more

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Could Garcinia Cambogia actually cause weight GAIN? Might it interact negatively with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and cause this weight gain?

Could Garcinia Cambogia actually cause weight GAIN? Might it interact negatively with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and cause this weight gain?

Both adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and: garcinia can both cause loss of appetite. Garcinia is not a regulated drug and according to Woman's Day Magazine may be part of a dangerous weight loss scam. Losing weight requires having a normal metabolism, adequate diet, sleep and exercise. Do not put the body in starvation mode, this will cause a drop in metabolism and weight gain ...Read more

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Can one take weight loss medications such as phenrx.pm which are appetite suppressants and antidepressants togather ...as I suffer from migraines?

Can one take weight loss medications such as phenrx.pm which are appetite suppressants and antidepressants togather ...as I suffer from migraines?

Not a great idea-NO!: Contact your doctor first before doing any type of combination medication regimen.You may experience additive side effects from combining them together, and or a drug-drug interaction. You need to explore the migraine issue further, and not take phentermine RX at the same time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are weight loss drugs about as effective as diet and exercise?

Can you tell me, are weight loss drugs about as effective as diet and exercise?

NO: Diet drugs: Short term - effective Long term - not effective, not safe Diet : Short term - effective Long term - about as effective as long term diet drugs but much safer ...Read more

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On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

I will be very: Careful with any weight loss program using natural supplements. When you have dilated cardiomiopathy, treatment require a fine balanced of low sodium diet, fluid intake and medications. Any changes of the above can decompensate the balance and start CHF symptoms. I will talk to your cardiologist and dietitian and do a careful search of the diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will you gain weight and muscle when taking cyprodine appetite enhancer?

Will you gain weight and muscle when taking cyprodine appetite enhancer?

Will: not gain muscle or weight with med. This will stimulate your appetite. You should always eat well balanced diet If you want to gain muscle increase your protein and exercise. That is the only way to build muscle. Talk to your doctor or a personal trainer to help reach your goals ...Read more

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Hello.I have bipolar depression.Quetiazic 300 increase my appetite and weight.Is there any medicine for weight loss other than topamax (topiramate) and metformin?

Hello.I have bipolar depression.Quetiazic 300 increase my appetite and weight.Is there  any medicine for weight loss other than topamax (topiramate) and metformin?

Bipolar: Medicine for weight loss is OK if done properly. You need to see a dietitian who will advise you. Losing a lot of weight in a hurry is not smart. Contact with a trainer would also be a good idea. Regarding Quetiazic you should discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Can changing antidepressants and doses cause weight gain? Will this level out?

Can changing antidepressants and doses cause weight gain? Will this level out?

See that you: are on both Lexapro and wellbutrin (bupropion). Lexapro is usually pretty weight neutral and weight loss is not uncommon with wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Whats the best weightloss pills that do not include ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)...Essentially that focuses on body fat while also exercising?

Whats the best weightloss pills that do not include ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)...Essentially that focuses on body fat while also exercising?

Very few: The most common weight loss pill categories are sympathomimetics containing Phentermine which decreases the brains craving for food and orlistat which blocks the absorption of fat in the gut. A new product available is Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) which is a low dose combination of Phentermine and topiramate. ...Read more

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Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?

Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?

No: Caffeine does not necessarily cause weight loss. Energy drinks have a lot of calories, should not be consuming unless you do significant physical activity. ...Read more

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Can all tricyclic antidepressants cause bloating and weight gain?

Can all tricyclic antidepressants cause bloating and weight gain?

BASICALLY YES: Tricyclic antidepressants are so named for the three benzene rings that form the basic structure. The differences have to do with the side chains. So they can all have very similar traits as far as benefits and side effects. Some of the second generation tricyclics may have less side effects as they are the metabolites and may have fewer issues than the parent compound like Elavil and pamelor (nortriptyline). ...Read more

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Can you mix Zoloft (sertraline) and weight loss pills?

Can you mix Zoloft (sertraline) and weight loss pills?

Zoloft (sertraline): I would not recommend that, due to excess stimulation effect (agitation, anxiety, etc.). ...Read more

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Can a combination of metformin, topamax, (topiramate) phentermine and wellbutrin help you lose weight?

Can a combination of metformin, topamax, (topiramate) phentermine and wellbutrin help you lose weight?

Possibly but: There are several drug interactions between these 4 medications, and Phentermine and wellbutrin (bupropion) could both increase anxiety significantly. Consult your prescriber and discuss this combination thoroughly with her/him. ...Read more

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I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?

I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?

Chromium pic: Chromium picconalate helps regulate glucose and Insulin very effectively. SSRIs and related meds affect serotonin in the gut and other areas besides the brain. The GI tract has lots of serotonin receptors. The mechanism of meds affecting blood sugar isn't fully clarified. ...Read more

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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


Neurotransmitter (Definition)

A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the ...Read more