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Can I Take Anything To Help With The Weight Problem
My wife has a chronic weight problem. Even when she diets a lot, she can barely maintain. What tests can we take to understand the situation?
See your doctor: Hypothyroidism cause cause weight gain, so you want to make sure that your current dose of lavoxyl is effective. Diet and exercise is always the cornerstone of a weight loss program. There are medications that are effective for weight loss, but they are not a substitute for diet and exercise. Note: please speak with your doc before starting an exercise program. ...Read more
I have a problem gaining weight on medications so is there anything else you can take for fibromyalgia other than Lyrica? Thank you.
Yes there are: Unfortunately, weight gain is common with many of the oral medications used in the treatment of FBS. Medications in the same classes have differing degrees to which they contribute on an individual basis. Following is a list of different classes and examples of each: AED- Lyrica, gabapentin, Topamax. TCA-Doxepin, amitriptyline. SNRI-Cymbalta, venlafaxine. Topamax often causes weight loss. ...Read more
If I have uric acid problem should I drink lemon hot wather? Does it helps loosing weight if i take it in the morning?
Is it safe for a type 2 diabetic to take raspberry ketones supplement for weight problems? I'm having difficulty losing weight and i heard that raspberry ketones helps to curtail your appetite.
This : This supplement has not been under intensive regulation and review, therefore there is limited information on it's safety, potential drug interactions, and contraindications. Perhaps ask your doctor if he/she is oppossed to you taking it, and consider a more strict monitoring of your blood sugar, electrolytes, etc. While on it. This would be the only way i think a trial would be ok, under the close surveillance of your doctor. In the meantime, focus on diet and exercise and maybe enlist the help of a nutritionist and personal trainer. All the best. ...Read more
Can I take Xenical to lose weight. I take One Alpha (Rocalcitriol ) and Tums to help with Hypocalcemia. Is this going to cause problems.
Yes: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he is exercising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Most people have to want to change their own health. No matter how hard we try, if they are not motivated you can not make them change. You can provide info, case examples of people that have changed and a great doctor you like to help the process. Inspiration i think is better than scare tactics. ...Read more
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