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Can Gallbladder Disease Cause Weight Gain
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia. I'm going to have my gallbladder removed. Can this condition cause weight gain? If so, why?
Having anxiety reading posts on net about effects of gallbladder removal...Will it cause weight gain, change my metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, ibs?
None are common: Bloggers and posts indicate the unusual experience of someone who is not satisfied. Stick with the larger, medically reviewed websites if you are going to seek wisdom from the internet. ...Read more
Does celiac disease cause weight gain? After I cut out gluten I lost 6 pounds and felt much stronger, and less tired. Also is this loss permanent?
Very likely: I've known of people with celiac disease who had difficulty losing weight. When they stopped consuming gluten, they lost weight, stopped feeling bloated, and more energetic as you have noticed. As long as you avoid gluten, the lost weight should stay off (unless due to something else). ...Read more
Typically not: Weight gain is not a typical side effect of methotrexate. When it occurs in sjögren's, I would look at other rx being used such as steroids as a possible cause. Also, with any chronic disease, if the patient doesn't feel well, there is often a reduction in overall activity which leads to weight gain. ...Read more
My husband has Crohn's disease n so far every treatment drs have tried, are unsuccessful. On remicade (infliximab) now. Does this med cause weight gain? He's puttn on.
Weight gain possible: According to remicade (infliximab).Com side effects: sudden weight gain (sign of heart failure), or shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, numbness, weakness, tingling, changes in your vision, seizures, hives, difficulty breathing, chest pain, high or low blood pressure, swelling of face and hands, and fever or chills. Other problems: lupus, hepatitis, lymphoma, ANS infections. ...Read more
Help please! What drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?
That's a tough one.: Bezodiazepines don't cause weight gain, work well but can be addicting so use cautiously. Hydroxyzine (vistaril) and Buspirone (buspar) are minimally effective & don't cause weight gain they deal mostly with anxiety & may help OCD some. The best meds long term are serotonergic or dual acting antidepressants (serotonergic/noradrenergic) for both anxiety and OCD but most can cause some weight gain. ...Read more
Is there a medication comparable to Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat bipolar disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?
Potentially Yes: Ability does not cause weight gain with the same frequency as some other meds. There are similar meds that may be less likely to contribute to weight gain, such as saphris (asenapine) or geodon. There are is also another class of meds, the anticonvulsants, which are used fir bipolar disorder and which may not cause a problem with weight. Not everyone will experience the same side effects with the same med. ...Read more
I want to know if zopliclone causes weight gain and if is better than valium. I can't sleep and I have a bipolar disorder.
I admire you for your concern for Health.
Irregular periods, weight gain and insomnia are likely due to stress causing Anxiety and Depression.
You have been taking Hiderax (Atarax) which helps with Anxiety and causes sedation.
Valium is for anxiety and is habit forming.
In some people Zopliclone can cause weight gain.
See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, Medication; Therapy for anxiety and depression ...Read more
For mood disorder, are there any mood stabilizer drugs that don't cause weight gain fatigue or headache? Already have migraines and fatigue.
Using sertraline for panic attacks and agoraphobia. Gained 30lbs. Is there another medication for panic disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?
Ask your doc: Some medications cause weight gain, as you've discovered. There are many related medications that might work in reducing panic and not cause weight gain and other side effects. Also combining medication with behavioral treatment can make it possible to eventually go off medication. ...Read more
Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?
My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?
Severe pain, swelling and sudden weight gain had ct then mrcp both showed enlarged gallbladder and dilated common bile duct but nonspecific, poss causes?
Need more info: The dilated common bile duct is more concerning and could possibly cause your symptoms. I would more information to be able to discuss further testing. Are your liver function tests abnormal? How big was the common duct? Depending on the above you may need an endoscopic ultrasound of the duct and the head of the pancreas. ...Read more
Lifestyle: Factors contribute to weight gain. Activity level and dietary input. As we mature metabolism slows down and we gain weight more easily. See doc to rule out medical causes and then a nutritionist for a safe and sensible food plan. Low carb and higher protein works well for some folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Like many oral contraceptives, Apri can cause increased weight and appetite. Discuss with pcp/gyn whether a different oc might have less effect on weight. Watch caloric intake. Drink water before meal to reach satiety more quickly. Exercise 20-30 minutes daily to counter added weight. ...Read more
Stress leads to +lbs: Stress leads to a number of various changes in the body that can cause weight gain. Stress increases cortisol levels which can increase the amount of weight around the waistline. Also, most people eat poorly under stress which increases weight. Stress also causes insomnia which often leads to overeating during the day. ...Read more
Stop taking it.: Natural hormone replacement is fraught with danger. There are very safe and proven estrogen replacement medications that are well-studied and whose proper dosing and side effects are well understood. That is not the case with herbal forms, which are not even guaranteed to do what they say. See your doc and consider plant based estrogen replacement first, not horse-derived. ...Read more
Yes: Tamoxifine is a first generation of designer estrogen (i.e., estrogen analogue). All estrogenic compounds may potentially increase weight, but not much. Tamixifene may increase weight of the user by approximately 1 to 2 lbs. Similar effects may also exist with the second generation estrogen agonist/antagonists analogues, such as raloxifine. Weight-gains are lesser than with estrogen compounds. ...Read more
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