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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Can antibiotics cause weight gain ?

Short answer :no: Weight gain is not a usual effect of most abx therapy and not Zithromax. Most weight gain for all of us is related to our calorie intake. ...Read more

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Have heard and seen that antibiotics can cause weight gain. How can this be combated?

Have heard and seen that antibiotics can cause weight gain. How can this be combated?

Try Probiotics: Antibiotics often kill all the friendly bacteria in the gut, which interferes with good digestion. Also can increase candida (yeast) in the gut which often causes weight gain. Take a probiotic that has billions several types of friendlies, and also a friendly yeast, like saccharomyces to inhibit candida. As for diet, go low carb. ...Read more

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Antibiotic for tooth infection after a tooth extraction that doesn't cause weight gain / water retention or bloating ?

Antibiotic for tooth infection after a tooth extraction that doesn't cause weight gain / water retention or  bloating ?

AB list for post-op: Dental surgery: amoxicillin, azithromycin, clindamycin, flagyl, erythromycin, pencillin like all medicines have side effects. Usually the benefits of the antibiotic medication are more important than any minor side effects. You also take them only up to 7 -10 days. Rec.: talk to the prescribing dentist if any concerns. ...Read more

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Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weight gain is a definite possibility ( unless u began dieting seriously @ similar time). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can ecp cause weight gain?

Can ecp cause weight gain?

ECP: What do you mean by ECP? Emergency Contraception Pill? External Counterpulsation? Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy? Etc.? Just not sure what you mean. Please clarify meaning using words vice acronym and re-ask. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more