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If you have low thyroid, will it be more difficult to get physically fit? Will you be exhausted more easily when working out?

If you have low thyroid, will it be more difficult to get physically fit?  Will you be exhausted more easily when working out?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, cold intolerance, and a generalized lack of energy. I would not hesitate to be seen if you think you are having problems with your thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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Are overweight people more susceptible to heat? Why do they have less stamina?

Are overweight people more susceptible to heat? Why do they have less stamina?

Obesity: The obese have more fat layer which is an insulation and is more difficult to cool. Usually the obese are less conditioned than thin people and have less stamina, this is exacerbated by the need to pump blood to the extra fat which obligates more work to satisfy metabolic needs. ...Read more

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Can a fear of getting ill make you more likely to get ill? What makes you more likely to get ill easily?

Can a fear of getting ill make you more likely to get ill? What makes you more likely to get ill easily?

Make you think so: Fear of getting ill would make you more prone to overreact to any symptom you have and take it more seriously than you should. Might make you prone to taking multiple supplements, treatments, oils, tinctures, etc out of fear that might do more harm than good. The best approach would be to talk honestly wuth a mental health professional about the best way to over come your fears and reduce stress. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's more healthy to be slightly underweight or slightly overweight?

Can you please tell me if it's more healthy to be slightly underweight or slightly overweight?

Neither: These are numbers generated by beancounters and mean nothing apart from the actual human being. Despite all the bunk, the most recent studies show "overweight" people healthier and living longer than "normals". Many elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" while lean, ripped bodybuilders are often "obese". Strive for a life, not a number. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you make vomiting be more comfortable?

How can you make vomiting be more comfortable?

Don't! Consider this: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more

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Will having a fast metabolism or PMSing make you hungrier and not gain weight from more food? and even make you loss weight if i don't eat enough

Will having a fast metabolism or PMSing make you hungrier and not gain weight from more food? and even make you loss weight if i don't eat enough

Unclear question: Do not rely on wishful thinking about fast metabolism controlling your weight. How much do you weigh? if your BMI is 25 or more, you should try to lose weight by limiting your intake of food and exercising. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are foods that you can eat that actually make you lose weight?

Can you tell me if there are foods that you can eat that actually make you lose weight?

See details: It is what you do not eat that matters. Unless you minimize carbohydrate intake, control portion size, do not snack between meals, you will not lose weight. A diet high in veggies, fish, nuts, is the way to go. ...Read more

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Dose your body shift... When your in your 20s, even though you may not be losing lbs..? People think you look like you are losing weight..?

Dose your body shift... When your in your 20s, even though you may not be losing lbs..?  People think you look like you are losing weight..?

Probably no shift: If people think you look thinner but you are not losing weight, it is possible that you now have less body fat and more muscle-either from a natural maturing process or from a more vigorous exercise program. Enjoy it while it lasts, as our metabolism slows as we age and the opposite process usually occurs unless we actively exercise and eat healthy diets. ...Read more

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Can Flonase cause your body to feel more anxious or like you have a little more adrenalin being released?

Can Flonase cause your body to feel more anxious or like you have a little more adrenalin being released?

Unusual: Nasal steroid sprays such as Flonase are usually well tolerated. The most common side effect is nose bleeds. They don't cause a release of adrenalin. While anxiety is not a typical side effect, if the nose spray is stopped and the symptoms go away, that would suggest a link. It would be important to exclude other reasons for the anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Can being scared of being sick make you more likely to contract a sickness bug?

Can being scared of being sick make you more likely to contract a sickness bug?

Indirectly: Being scared can lead to anxiety and depressed immunity making you susceptible to infections especially viral infections ...Read more

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Can being around a pregnant person make you more fertile?

Can being around a pregnant person make you more fertile?

No: I wish. I would prescribe it to all my patients. It can make you more aware of things, may affect your sex drive etc but otherwise no effect. ...Read more

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Can smoking make you skinny?

Can smoking make you skinny?

???: Smoking gives you cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung damage, ugly stained teeth, bad breath, and all sorts of bad diseases that ultimately lead to death. On top of that, you pay for the ride. If you are very sick, i guess you would lose some weight but there are many other ways to achieve that goal. Never use tobacco products and if you do, quit like yesterday. ...Read more

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What things can you eat to make your skin less dry?

What things can you eat to make your skin less dry?

None: Avoid caustic soaps. Use emollients or moisturizers, especially after soaking in water. Diet not relevant. Consuming large volumes of water will only produce large volumes of urine. I favor ceramide creams for many people. These are found in Eucerin, Aveeno, Nutrogena, CeraVe, generics. ...Read more

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If you have a buried penis because of being obese will you see more of your size when you lose weight? Please lmk is this correct? Can someone respond

If you have a buried penis because of being obese will you see more of your size when you lose weight? Please lmk is this correct? Can someone respond

Yes: Yes, but that is, of course, only one of many benefits to your well-being. Please see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ and https://authoritynutrition.com/intermittent-fasting-guide/ for suggestions on weight loss. The best approach is a permanent change in diet that will result in steady weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a person have to sweat while exercising if they are working hard enough?

Does a person have to sweat while exercising if they are working hard enough?

Goals: It really depends on the goals a person has for the exercise, to stay fit, to lose weight, to maintain body weight, etc. The heart rate is actually more relevant in exercise than whether someone sweats or not. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does lexapro (escitalopram) make you feel happy? Does it make you feel more interested in the things you used to be interested in and does it help you to become more focused?

Does lexapro (escitalopram) make you feel happy? Does it make you feel more interested in the things you used to be interested in and does it help you to become more focused?

It could or it could: not. Each person's response to anti-depressants is slightly different, so you'll have to work closely with your prescribing MD. Report any changes in your experiences--good or bad--and see your MD every two weeks at first, or until you feel the effects of the med(s) are stable and to your liking. ...Read more

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If you are anorexic and taking laxatives at the same time are you more likely to loose more weight?

If you are anorexic and taking laxatives at the same time are you more likely to loose more weight?

Dangerous: Being anorexic and taking laxatives is very dangerous. The person can die. Please see a mental health professional or your doc for appropriate support. You can starve while draining your body of nutrition and your major organs can malfunction. Please be careful and seek help now. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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