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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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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 Dilantin cause weight loss?

Can Dilantin cause weight loss?

Usually reverse: More typical would be weight gain, but less frequently, might see loss of appetite, especially in liver toxicity, with some degree of weight loss. ...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

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Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Yes: It is good to work hard on losing weight to help improve your symptoms . You m.D may consider using glucophage (metformin) which will also help in reducing Insulin resistance. Good luck. ...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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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 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 ipill cause weight loss?

Can ipill cause weight loss?

Ipill would be: more likely to have temporary weight gain as a potential side effect. ...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 weight loss cure PCOS?

PCOS: Yes, weight loss may help. It is hypothesized that insulin resistance is a key factor as people with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to have this. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause weight gain?

Can biotin cause weight gain?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of biotin causing weight gain. Haven't heard of any of the common over-the-counter vitamins causing weight gain. ...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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Can levofloxacin cause weight loss ?

Can levofloxacin cause weight loss ?

Yes; best avoided: Leavquin has been reported as a side effect of Levofloxacin, esp. when it also causes reduced appetite and nausea. Levaofloxacin and its cousins can cause many serious and lasting side effects. As a result I advise avoiding it if at all possible. If you're currently taking it please ask your prescribing doctor for an alternative. See http://tinyurl.com/mzt7798 and http://www.survivingcipro.com ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

Adverse reactions: Top adverse effects from lamotrigine include the following: dizziness, diplopia, ataxia, nausea , blurred vision,, somnolence. Dyspepsia and constipation associated with the drug, but no specific weight losss or gain. ...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 amitryptiline cause weight gain?

Can amitryptiline cause weight gain?

Yes...: weight gain is a potential side effect from use of amitriptyline. If this is occurring with a current prescription , please discuss with your provider to discuss options. Be well. ...Read more

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Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild increase in weight. Basic testing by your doctor might also check for deficiencies in thyroid, iron, b-12, as metabolic causes for weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more