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Do you lose weight when you pass gas? And if so, would this be an effective method to lose weight?

Do you lose weight when you pass gas? And if so, would this be an effective method to lose weight?

No-gas doesn't weigh: Passing gas will not affect weight.
Gas production is due to the fermentation of dietary elements by bacteria in the GI tract. Sometimed there is an overgrowth of bacteria that may cause this. The use of probiotics (over the counter) may help minimize such overgrowth. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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Can eating frruits only for aweek help you lose weight?

Can eating frruits only for aweek help you lose weight?

Fruit only diet: Will raise your blood sugar and that is not good. You can get sick and gain weight. Balance your fruit w/carbs, good fats, and protein. Try to have some of each at each meal. See your doc or a nutritionist for a safe and healthy food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can B12 help you lose weight?

Can B12 help you lose weight?

Probably Not: B12 is a great vitamin to have in your diet, however, it alone won't help. Stick to a diverse, vegetable rich diet and make sure you get regular exercise. ...Read more

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Does molly help you lose weight?

Molly is not: The way to go - stay away from dangerous drugs. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would cardio help you lose weight?

Hi docs, would cardio help you lose weight?

Absolutely: A combination of cardio workouts ; weight training and nutritious diet with portion control is optimum. ...Read more

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Is journaling an effective way to help you lose weight?

Is journaling an effective way to help you lose weight?

To keep track: Journaling helps you keep track of your progress and can be a good tool. ...Read more

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Wil phetermine help you lose weight?

Wil phetermine help you lose weight?

Yes: Phentermine can help with weight loss, to be used for short period of time, however, tolerance to the drug happens so you will not see further wt loss after prolonged use. ...Read more

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Does garncinia cambogia really help you lose weight?

Diet Products: Nope. Notice not one physician recommended this product. It, like all of the products before it, will not lead to any real or lasting weight loss. If there were truly an effective weight loss product all of us would be advocating for it. ...Read more

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Will peeing help you lose weight?

Will peeing help you lose weight?

Urine and Obesity: Nope. Thus the old myth that diuretics can help is a false and dangerous myth. Urine will be expelled from your body as your kidneys do their normal function of cleaning waste from the blood. ...Read more

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Have scientists found vitamins that help you lose weight?

Have scientists found vitamins that help you lose weight?

Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldn't need one. ...Read more

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Will using amlexanox for canker sores help you lose weight?

No: Using Amlexanox for you canker sore will not effect your weight loss because your canker sores heal quickly, less than 10 day. You are using this medication for a short application and not long enough for other effects.
There have been some studies that suggest this medication can effect obesity, diabetes and asthma but it has not been studied enough to know if this will work in people. ...Read more

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How is it possible that protein shakes help you lose weight?

How is it possible that protein shakes help you lose weight?

Body eats up carbs!: When drinking protein shakes to lose weight, the basic principle behind all of this, regardless of the shake used, is that you are forcing your body to take carbohydrate and fat stores in your body to use as energy. Carbohydrates and fat are the first sources of energy your body will use. By decreasing the availability of them to your body, it will rely on more protein which will decrease weight. ...Read more

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Does biotin or any other vitamin supplement help you lose weight?

Does biotin or any other vitamin supplement help you lose weight?

No: No, at least not in and of itself. There is no one pill or supplement that will help you lose weight. It all boils down to exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. However, the use of biotin and probiotics is helpful for maintaining a healthy bowel; many have found that this helps to lose weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise; but again, there is no "magic pill.". ...Read more

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How do protein shakes help you lose weight if it is still a shake?

How do protein shakes help you lose weight if it is still a shake?

If used as: Sustitute for food. Protein drinks may help in losing weight if you reduce your caloric intake by subsisting on protein shakes and foregoing other foods. Protein shakes donot provide balanced nutrition and you are advised to consult a nutritionist or your doctor before embarking on an extreme diet.There is no substitute for caloric restriction and increase in physical activity to loss weight. ...Read more

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Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Sounds like: Bulimia/anorexia nervosa. Oddly enough these two opposites often go together and are indications of serious biochemical changes in brain. Since this is potentially dangerous, you badly need local medical advice. ...Read more

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Does taking laxatives help you lose weight? I'm bulimic and im tired of puking, will this help?

Talk to a doctor: It sounds like you would benefit for treatment for a psychiatric illness. The abuse of laxatives and inducing vomiting frequently may cause an electrolytic disturbance and this could lead to a fatal cardiac event. I hope you are able to be seen promptly by someone who can help you. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I heard spicy foods can help you lose weight? Is that true, and if so does my chipotle addiction have health benefits?

I heard spicy foods can help you lose weight? Is that true, and if so does my chipotle addiction have health benefits?

It's controversial: There is some evidence that hot peppers (capsaisan) accelerates metabolism and can be associated with some weight loss. However, I am still old-fashioned and not a believer in "gimmicks" to lose weight. Weight loss is a matter of cutting back on the calories you eat particularly sugar, and increasing your output of calories in terms of increased exercise. I assume you would know by now if it works ...Read more

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Its known that water pills can help you lose weight soo im asking can a doctor give them to a person to help them lose weight?

Its known that water pills can help you lose weight soo im asking can a doctor give them to a person to help them lose weight?

Not real weight loss: Wallaby,
while water pills may cause you to lose weight in the first few days, this is not considered true weight loss, and in fact the continued use of diuretics (or water pills) for weight loss can be dangerous. The best way to approach weight loss is through altering the diet, and exercise. For some people who are extremely obese, specific weight loss medications may be helpful. ...Read more

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What's the best shake out there that help you lose weight when drinking it twice a day it makes you full but get all your protein and nutrients?

What's the best shake out there that help you lose weight when drinking it twice a day it makes you full but get all your protein and nutrients?

Varies: There are so many nutrition shakes out there, and what may help one person may not work well for another. Sometimes it can be trial and error. I would consider talking to nutritionist at a local hospital or some other facility. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a teen to drink green tea? I'm in a diet and I hear green tea can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism. If so how many cups a day

Is it ok for a teen to drink green tea? I'm in a diet and I hear green tea can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism. If so how many cups a day

EGCG is the active: Ingredient in green tea. It will boost your metabolism so theoretically it can help weight loss. Practically speaking it is an aid to help w/proper meal plan and exercise. Peace and good health. EGCG capsules will provide more help than drinking the tea alone and you won't need to use the bathroom so much. See doc for appropriate food plan, possibly low carb and higher protein. ...Read more

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What are good pills to help you lose weight?

What are good pills to help you lose weight?

Weight loss meds: I'd avoid relying on "natural" weight loss supplements that you get without prescription. Qsymia is a new pill that's a combo of 2 older meds - topamax and phentermine. Qsymia can cause birth defects so we use extreme caution with women. Belviq (lorcaserin) is another new one. However, whether they're good for situation, depends on your current bmi and co-existing conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure). ...Read more

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Is there any herb that can help you lose weight?

No: You need motivation and discipline. Minimize carbohydrate intake and control portion size. Do not snack between meals. No bread, pasta, sweets, desserts, junk food, fast food, etc. ...Read more

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Can eating just collard greens help you lose weight?

Can eating just collard greens help you lose weight?

That would be a: Mighty unbalanced nutrition plan. The person would likely lose a lot of weight initially but then their metabolic rate would start to slow - making it easier to gain weight. ...Read more

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Is it important to exercise to help you lose weight?

Is it important to exercise to help you lose weight?

Lose weigt: It is very hard to lose weight without an accompanying exercise program-to help speed up the metabolism as well help you mentally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can coffee help you lose weight?

Can coffee help you lose weight?

Possibly: Coffee is a stimulant because of the caffeine; and though it may help your metabolism along; it is not without risk...Stomach upset/ulceration primarily among them. Best to check in with your doctor about the best way for you to accomplish weight loss...Low fat diet/exercise is usually a good way to go. ...Read more

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Will skating help you lose weight?

Will skating help you lose weight?

Sure it does.: Skating is one of many aerobic activities that can be incorporated into a healthy weight loss program. ...Read more

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Does chromium help you lose weight?

Does chromium help you lose weight?

No: Although chromium influences Insulin and glucose metabolism, it has not been shown to produce sustained weight loss. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more