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Can gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Can gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Yes in advanced stag: Malnutrition due to poor absorption of nutrients or a low calorie intake suggest eating six small meals a day instead of three large ones. When a person has severe symptoms, a liquid or puréed diet may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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 pancreatitis cause weight loss?

Can pancreatitis cause weight loss?

Yes: Especially if chronic, you can lose weight. This can occur even in the face of maintaining your regular intake. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause unintented weight loss?

Can gastritis cause unintented weight loss?

Yes: can cause stomach pain which can lead the patient to avoid eating and heartburn leading to weight loss. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

No: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause weight loss?

Can constipation cause weight loss?

No: It won't cause weight loss but it will deplete water, electrolytes, and increase risk of infection and intestinal damage. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause weight loss?

Can diverticulitis cause weight loss?

I guess but...: any time you are ill, especially if you are bloated or nauseous you can lose weight . But if the weight loss has been going on even when you do NOT have an active attack you need to look for another cause. Many bad diseases (cancer) can cause unexplained weight loss ...Read more

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Can weight loss can cause gout?

Can weight loss can cause gout?

Weight loss & gout.: Both rapid weight loss, which is not advised anyway, along with the high protein diet that usually accompanies a weight loss strategy, can lead to an attack of gout. Drink lots of water to minimize the risk. ...Read more

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Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Having good sleep: Appears to be connected to better health in general, so insomnia may impact on weight gain or loss. If you are not sleeping well, consider working with a therapist. In addition to some relaxation techniques and simple behavioral changes, hypnosis can be effective. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause weight gain due to dietary restrictions?

Nausea and bloating: Gastroperesis is most commenly seen with poorly controlled diabetes.Delayed gastric emptying secondary to gastroperesis can cause decreased appetite and usually does not lead to weight gain. ...Read more

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Can possible IBS cause sudden weight lose?

Can possible IBS cause sudden weight lose?

No: Ibs or irritable bowel syndrome is by definition a relatively benign condition although it can also be quite disabling, too. This is in contrast to inflammatory bowel disease or ibd which carries greater mortality/morbidity & can lead to sudden weight loss. Best to go see your family doc and get checked out. Hyperhyroidism comes to mind but so does colon cancer b/c you asked about ibs. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause weight loss?

Can shingles cause weight loss?

Shingles: I am unaware that shingles causes weight loss specifically. However, if you have chronic pain from it that will cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause weight loss?

Can metformin cause weight loss?

Yes: For some medical weight loss programs metformin is used for weight loss has to be done under physician supervision. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause weight loss?

Can bulimia cause weight loss?

It can: But only because it's dangerous and medically harmful to your body. Check w/your psychiatrist if you have an eating disorder. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause weight loss?

How can  diabetes cause weight loss?

Dehydration &ketosis: Sugar is an osmotic diuretic.Diabetes causes increased sugar in your urine.This causes the patient to loose too much water causing significant weight loss. Due to abnormal metabolisum the patient becomes catabolic breaking down othersources of calories causing ketosis.Increased ketones reduce appetite. ...Read more

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Can eosinophilic esophagitis cause weight loss?

Can eosinophilic esophagitis cause weight loss?

Yes: A major complication is stricture of the esophagus. If food cannot passed through it, you will not be able to get enough sustenance. ...Read more

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Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Unknown cause: I am not aware of the reason rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. This had been identified in the past with rapid weight loss and liquid diets, and can currently be seen in those who have had rapid weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more