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Doctor insights on: Can Low Patassium Hinder Weight Loss

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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What are some diseases/sicknesses that requires taking white potassium pills and causes weight loss?

Typical causes: The most common scenario is the use of a diuretic ("fluid" pill stimulating urine production) which both causes weight loss (from fluid loss) and wasting of potassium. A rare cause is cushing's disease but this usually causes weight gain. Diuretics are typically given for heart, kidney, and liver disease and to treat high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is doing zumba low intensity for 4 hrs a day good for weight loss?

Is doing zumba low intensity for 4 hrs a day good for weight loss?

Zumba: Is just another form of exercise. If you enjoy it, by all means continue doing it, although 4 hours/day will get boring quickly. Find some other exercise you also enjoy such as a daily walk you need to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Combine w/dietary restriction. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so hot and run a low grade temp acter doing drugs for weight loss?

Why do I feel so hot and run a low grade temp acter doing drugs for weight loss?

Weight loss drugs : Many weight loss drugs are basically speed (like methamphetamine). That speeds up your metabolism, raises your temperature, raises your heart rate, and makes you burn more calories. ...Read more

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I need to create a low-FODMAP plan for weight-loss. Any suggestions or meal/food lists?

I need to create a low-FODMAP plan for weight-loss. Any suggestions or meal/food lists?

Life style changes!: If you would like a structured program for gradual and permanent weight loss, join a group like Weight watchers for example. Some basic rules for weight loss are: Portion control, not skipping meals, cutting on high fat and high starchy carbohydrates, no soft drinks, no juices, whole grains, more vegetables and fresh fruits, lean meats and fish and gradual increase in exercise activity daily. ...Read more

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Could you list the weight loss tips and low impact cardio exercises?

Could you list the weight loss tips and low impact cardio exercises?

Low impact cardio: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. All of these exercises and a healthy diet will aid in weight loss. ...Read more

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How is it that low intensity exercise is better for weight loss than high intensity exercise?

Combo is better: For weight loss, many will find that a combination of alternating high intensity with low intensity exercise is more helpful for stimulating weight loss. ...Read more

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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more