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Can A Benign Adrenal Tumor Cause Weight Gain
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more
Only if cafe au lait: There are no calories in coffee so you can't gain weight drinking it. Many people, especially your age, don't like black coffee and add generous amounts of milk or cream to it (cafe au lait - in French, coffee with milk). That heaps on the calories! Lots of coffee isn't really a good beverage choice anyway. It is a stimulant. Focus on water!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hi. Pituitary macroadenomas can cause problems by either: 1) producing hormones, or 2) mass effect (compressing normal pituitary tissue and/or the pituitary stalk). Hormone-producing tumors that can cause weight gain produce ACTH or growth hormone (GH). ACTH and GH tumors have very characteristic physical exam findings. See an endocrinologist. Macroadenomas either need treatment or close follow up ...Read more
YES!: Aspartame ; other artificial sweeteners are toxic. A review of 90 independent studies in the peer-reviewed medical literature found 92% of these found significant problems associated with aspartame, including brain tumors, seizures, headaches, memory loss ; obesity. See http://www.Sweetpoison.Com/ ; http://www.Holisticmed.Com/aspartame/recent.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1hvl28d ; http://bit.Ly/18u9wmo. ...Read more
Prolactinoma: Usually a macroprolactinoma does not cause weight gain/fat redistribution, just loss of periods, as described. Presumably you are on treatment w/ Cabergoline or bromocriptine. Are the other pituitary hormones ok? Sometimes, a pituitary tumor can damage the other hormones, or secrete something else. Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does cabergoline cause weight gain?Ive
just recently gotten off ocp pills and began
cabergoline a month ago.
Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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