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Dr. James Krick
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Does lisinopril for blood pressure cause weight gain?

Does lisinopril for blood pressure  cause weight gain?

Rare issue: While anyone can have any adverse reaction to a drug, in general Lisinopril and other ace inhibitors do not cause weight gain as a side effect. However, some large studies have seen a relationship. The question is whether the association means that the drug caused the weight gain or is the weight gain from something else. One cause of gain is congestive heart failure, so may need to be checked out. ...Read more

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Is their any antidepressant that won't cause weight gain or affect heart rhythm/blood pressure?

Is their any antidepressant that won't cause weight gain or affect heart rhythm/blood pressure?

Yes, possibly: But there are also individual responses to consider. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a possibility that comes to mind, but it will not help anxiety. (you list anxiety on your other information). Lexapro is relatively weight-neutral also, and does not affect bp, etc. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause rapid weight gain?

Can high blood pressure cause rapid weight gain?

Sure: High blood pressure can cause weight gain if it is tied to water retention. You should see your doctor to see if different medications could be used to reduce your blood pressure as well as reduce weight gain. Work on diet and exercise, low salt diet, smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Yes it can: Weight gain can absolutely increaase your blood pressure. I recommend regular exercise (which can decrease your blood pressure even when you dont loose weight), and a healthy diet. Also sodium (salt) can increase your blood pressure , so i recommend taing in < 1500mg a day if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Do medications for high blood pressure carry a known risk of weight gain? If so, which do not?

Do medications for high blood pressure carry a known risk of weight gain? If so, which do not?

Fluid retention: None of the common antihypertensives is associated with significant weight gain. However, even placebo causes weight gain. So, a certain percentage of people who take antihypertensives will gain weight and think it is due to medication. Calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, nifedipine, etc) as a group may cause peripheral edema / mild weight gain but this is simply fluid, easily dealt with. ...Read more

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I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

Yes. More salt: bad: More doctors are emphasizing the avoidance of salt. The pritikin program (very famous) is emphasizing the problems with blood pressure and heart disease with excess salt. Weight gain (both obesity and fluid retention) sometimes comes with eating salty food. Avoid adding salt. Look at salt content in the foods you eat. ...Read more

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I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since. Any ideas on how to lose or stop gaining?

I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since.  Any ideas on how to lose  or stop gaining?

See a Doctor.: May not have had really a total colectomy, check. Need to see an endocrinologist to assess for medical causes for weight gain. To see an exercise physiologist and trainer to go on a proper wt loss. Portion and calorie control. ...Read more

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I have a uterine polyp and have constant cramping(all signs of having your period just no blood)will this cause weight gain ?

No weight gain: Polyp will continue to cause problems. Suggest that you discuss further management with ob-gym of your choice. Sooner rather than later! ...Read more

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Daughter 51 eats & excercises ex. gained 35 lbs 4 no reason. blood work shows high cortisol level. lots stress @ work. Can cortisol cause weight gain?

Daughter 51 eats & excercises ex. gained 35 lbs 4 no reason. blood work shows high cortisol level. lots stress @ work. Can cortisol cause weight gain?

Yes, but need to: find out why is cortisol high? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, You also need to be evaluated for glucose intolerance and diabetes. It is imperative to lose weight, not easy, but essential. ...Read more

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Can folic acid pills cause weight gain?

Can folic acid pills cause weight gain?

Upon review was: Uanble to find any references to weight gain on Folic Acid - however, it can cause anorexia (lack of appetite). ...Read more

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Do all birth control pills cause weight gain? 

Do all birth control pills cause weight gain? 

No.: Contrary to popular belief, it birth control pills do not cause true weight gain. Some birth control pills, particularly the higher dosage pills, may cause a slight amount of water retention. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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I want to know if gianda (2 mg dienogest + 0, 03 mg ethynil estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain. ?

I want to know if gianda (2 mg dienogest + 0, 03 mg ethynil estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain. ?

Wt Always=FoodChoice: While a few molecules affect appetite some, the impact(s) is typically quite small; the reason no one has ever come up with an effective wt loss medication. Our bodies are open systems: atoms/molecules coming in ; out for life. Current wt result of the amount currently retained; wt loss/gain always a function of food choices/types, body controls/use ; rate of removal. Calories not correct issue. ...Read more

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I want to know if zoely (2, 5 mg nomegestrol acetate + 1, 5 mg estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain.

I want to know if zoely (2, 5 mg nomegestrol acetate + 1, 5 mg estradiol) birth control pills cause weight gain.

Generally, no: Oral birth control pills are not as likely to cause you to gain weight as other forms of contraception. Long acting progesterones like the shot or the implant are most often associated with increased appetite and weight gain. If you are worried about side effects of the pill, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill cause weight gain?

Does the morning after pill cause weight gain?

No: I do not think so because you only need 2 doses -take the second dose 12 hours affer the first dose afer unprotected intercourse within 72 hours as emergency contraception. It may cause some nausea insome pt but no wt gain. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking pills for acne like zinc cause weight gain?

Expert opinion please: could taking pills for acne like zinc cause weight gain?

No: Zinc is not an evidence-based remedy for acne. I'd discourage you from doing this as you'll upset your stomach and can make yourself copper-deficient. Generally, you'd do best to ignore internet disinformation sites about acne treatment and focus on what works. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, make an appointment to see your physician. ...Read more

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Will primolut cause weight gain if taken 3 pills daily for 3 days ?

Will primolut cause weight gain if taken 3 pills daily for 3 days ?

FindWhatWorksForYou: That's pretty quick, but in this world almost anything can happen ( just ask Art Bell). Primolut seems to be noted for its fluid retention side effect (like most progesterone-like medications) so, yeah, you can start on your merry way to weight gain in three days. But if that doesn't suit you, talk to your doctor about something else.Primolut wasn't the first, and won't be the last, progestin ...Read more

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TheOrtho cyclen pills could cause weight gain? What are the worst secondary effects? I have irregular and long lasting periods. More than a month.

Insulin effects,CVD?: It may cause potential insulin resistance and is also may contain a progestin that has some male hormone effects which can cause thinning hair, hair growth in unwanted places.In smokers deep vein thrombosis may occur in overweight and obese women who smoke with CVD and worse. Low dose Orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) may cause bleeding between cycles, while the full dose drug can in obese cause breast and uterine cha ...Read more

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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