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IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

IHi I have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern. I?

Weight loss: unexplained weight loss should always be investigated, and never ignored. If this is happening to you, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Have you had a colonoscopy in the last five years? Even with a factor V deficiency, everyone should have colon screening at age 50. See your doctor to look into this. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to have trouble losing weight when going through menopause due to imbalanced hormones?

Is it normal to have trouble losing weight when going through menopause due to imbalanced hormones?

Yes: The current data from whi suggests that you do not take supplemental estrogen-progestin at the time of menopause. The difficulty with weight loss is more likely due to an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure and Insulin resistance. Do not try to balance hormones in this circumstance. Cjglueck md. ...Read more

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Hw do u lose weight through menopause?

Hw do u lose weight through menopause?

Unclear question: Women usually gain weight around menopause and with increasing age it gets harder to lose weight. However, losing weight requires increase in physical activity and reduction in caloric intake.
If you had unintended weight loss at menopause, see a doctor for evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight during menopause?

How can I lose weight during menopause?

Diet and exercise: The answer is the same regardless of time in life: what you eat and what you do. But your body has changed after menopause, and with age, metabolism slows. So even eating fewer calories does not lead to as much weight losses when younger. Exercise is critical to increasing metabolism, but you have to respect the inevitable loss of flexibility and muscle mass. Start low, go slow, do cardio too! ...Read more

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How might you lose weight when you hit menopause?

Caloric restriction: And exercise assuming you have no abnormal medcial conditions like undiagnosed hypothyroidism, as we all get older our metabolism slows. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

What is the best way to lose weight during menopause?

Paleo lifestyle: My favorite nutrition guidelines are from the paleo lifestyle. Paleo diets are based on a meat and vegetable diet. No grains and no sugars. This is not extreme. This is not a "diet" for a quick fix to weight loss. This helps your overall metabolism and will help with weight loss. I think this diet also provides improvements / protection for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic disease. ...Read more

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Can amberen help women going through menopause lose weight?

Can amberen help women going through menopause lose weight?

Amberen: There are much smarter ways to lose weight!
1: Make sure your diet is OK. Consider seeing a dietitian.
2: Exercise regularly.
3: Enjoy the next 50 years or so.

Much more important!
If you are going through menopause at age 33 you need to make an appointment to see a gynecologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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50, f, do you sometimes lose weight after menopause naturally?

50, f, do you sometimes lose weight after menopause naturally?

Occasionally: Generally women tend to gain some weight. A weight loss especially if a women is dieting or exercising and losing weight that is normal. If a person starts to lose weight without trying at age 50, that needs to be looked at more carefully. Please make an appointment with your medical doctor and make sure that you consider a colonoscopy as a growth in the colon can also cause weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with tyriod and also going through menopause?

How can I lose weight with tyriod and also going through menopause?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is a healthy long term diet. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www. Huffingtonpost. Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! Also see comment:. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight when you are on estrogen and are in menopause?

Low carbs, exercise: Wt gain is generally not related to menopause and estrogen therapy. It is a function of, among other things, a slowing of the metabolism as the years go by. Minimizing simple carbs. And daily cardio/wt. Training will be very successful. ...Read more

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How to lose weight during menopause when you have hypothyroidism?

How to lose weight during menopause when you have hypothyroidism?

Balance hormones: There is a balance between the hormones from your thyroid (free T4 and t3), adrenal gland (cortisol) and your sex hormones (estrogen: e1, e2, e3, progesterone, testosterone). I would check all of your hormone levels and replace those which are low with bio-identical hormones. You will be able to loose weight easier when you are in balance. ...Read more

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How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

Exercise: There are no pills, hormones, or supplements that can increase your metabolism, unless you have a medical problem (such as hypothyroidism). The only real way to increase your metabolism is by doing regular aerobic exercise. I recommend walking the equivalent of 15 miles weekly or bicycling 45 miles weekly (the speed doesn't matter) ...Read more

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What are best ways to lose weight, particularly from thighs and hips, when approaching menopause? I understand that it a difficult time to lose weight

What are best ways to lose weight, particularly from thighs and hips, when approaching menopause? I understand that it a difficult time to lose weight

Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. Please see your doc first. Spot reducing doesn't work. Some fine low carb effective. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight during menopause and after it?

What is the best way to lose weight during menopause and after it?

Calorie count: Menopause or not, your weight is determined by your calorie intake versus your calorie expenditure. 100 calories intake per day more than you expend = 1 pound per month weight gain. Likewise 100 calories less per day = 1 pound per month weight loss. That is 12 pounds per year, 24 pounds in 2 years, 36 pounds in 3 years, etc. So eat less, exercise more and if it tastes good, spit it out. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can help you lose weight during menopause?

LO CARBS/HI PROTEIN: Many women also have low thyroid when they become menopausal, so their metabolism is slow and they do not burn their calories efficiently and can't lose weight despite proper diet and excercise. Pay attention to other symptoms of an underactive thyroid, because blood tests are not always diagnostic for this condition. ...Read more

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I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. Severe anxiety illness. Losing weight and tired. Reoccuring infections.?

I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. Severe anxiety illness. Losing weight and tired. Reoccuring infections.?

Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more

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Does manstrubation causes weight loss of body?

Does manstrubation causes weight loss of body?

A tiny bit: You will lose the amount of weight that is the weight of the semen you ejaculate! ...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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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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Does topomax cause weight loss?

Does topomax cause weight loss?

Yes: Although it is an epileptic and a migraine preventive medication, weight loss is one of a common side effect. ...Read more

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Could adderal cause weight loss?

Could adderal cause weight loss?

Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is in a class of medications that can cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Clonazepam: Nope. This addictive sedative is more likely to cause weight gain than weight loss. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Weight loss concern: History of "weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor. It is unlikely your provider will be satisfied that gastritis is of itself sufficient cause for much loss of weight. Stomach upset due to both inflammation & possible associated delayed stomach emptying is expected, but loss of no more than a few pounds is not expected. Gastritis may be secondary to another disease--a search for which is needed. ...Read more

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How do diuretics cause weight loss?

How do diuretics cause weight loss?

Increase urination: Diuretics are a class of drugs that cause the kidneys to excrete a larger volume of urine. This can be a beneficial effect in patients with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or soft tissue fluid retention.These are not generally used for weight loss except in those individuals retaining extra fluid. Can cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities in normal pts trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Why does stress cause weight loss?

Why does stress cause weight loss?

Stress can cause: Weight loss or weight gain. It varies for different people. Some people lose their appetite when stressed others overeat. It is probably connected to eating habits and self comforting related to eating from when we were young children. ...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 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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more