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Can water parasites make you lose weight and cause a loss of appetite?

Can water parasites make you lose weight and cause a loss of appetite?

Yes, in children: Giardiasis is a great example of this..It is generally a self-limited infection in adults, and rare instance of peristent infection can be easily treated with some antibiotic such as Metronidazole etc..But is young children, this bug can attach to the lining of small intestines causing malabsorption, disaccharidase deficiency, wt loss, and growth retardation etc..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Can loss of appetite make your stomach bloat? Was not able to eat for a week due to loss of appetite

Can loss of appetite make your stomach bloat? Was not able to eat for a week due to loss of appetite

Which came first?: Symptomatology as you describe is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see the many HealthTap answers on the subject of what causes anorexia & abdominal distress with bloating. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be causative. Get checked please. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

Your body can: retain water and this can cause temporary weight gain and also wash out important electrolytes that allow your body to function properly. See your doc or a nutritionist for a diet that suits you. Many folks folks find low carb and higher protein helpful. Avoid low-fat diets. Good fat is essential. Peace and good health. Eggs are good, yolks and all. ...Read more

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Can being worried/stressed cause you to lose 5-7 lbs in a week? Eating the same amount and no loss in appetite.

Can being worried/stressed cause you to lose 5-7 lbs in a week? Eating the same amount and no loss in appetite.

That's a lot: That's a lot of weight loss in only 1 week, even if you're worried ; stressed. Do you have any other symptoms? If this continues, please see your physician. Sometimes thyroid problems can show up this way. ...Read more

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What quantity of weight can you lose by only drinking water for 2 weeks?

What quantity of weight can you lose by only drinking water for 2 weeks?

Thats easy: All of it as you would likely keel over and die here's a less dangerous idea eat like the kind of person you want to become. ...Read more

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Loosing weight may be a warning sign of cancer. Does the person eat less or does the body's metabolism speed up to cause weight loss? Thank-you.

Loosing weight may be a  warning sign of cancer. Does the person eat less or does the body's metabolism speed up to cause weight loss? Thank-you.

Loss of appetite: In presence of a malignant tumor, wt. loss is common even without other symptoms. Here depending on the malignant lesion loss of weight and appetite occur. The resulting process is referred to a cachexia or wasting syndrome in a patient not actively trying to lose wt. Tumors associated with cachexia found to produce TNF . When sequenced, the TNF was found to have same sequence as Cachectin ...Read more

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Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups for weight loss?

Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups  for weight loss?

Keep going: You are on the right path. Keep working on weight loss. I'd encourage any and all exercise, including push ups. Strength training results in increased muscle mass, which does help in burning fat. Weight loss does help improve obstructive sleep apnea and many other things like hypertension and diabetes. Way to go and keep it up! ...Read more

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I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight  quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

Not good: No one can tell you for sure but doing that will 1) introduce extra animal fat into your diet, 2) raise your cholesterol (only found in animal products), 3) deprive your body of essential nutrients not found in meat, 4) put an extra protein load on your kidneys, 5) deprive your liver and brain of sugars which are needed for metabolism. All meat diet is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of water (probably 1.5 to 2 liters a day) help you LOSE weight or GAIN weight?

Does drinking lots of water (probably 1.5 to 2 liters a day) help you LOSE weight or GAIN weight?

Helps you lose wt: Drinking lots of water is recommended by most wt loss specialists. For one thing, it helps to make you feel full so that you are less likely to want to eat foods that will cause wt gain. It also helps your intestines and helps prevent constipation. The worst thing to drink if you are trying to lose wt is a soft drinks, which is loaded with sugar but water is the best at curbing your thirst! ...Read more

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Can heart disease cause you to lose weight and your appetite? If so, why?

Can heart disease cause you to lose weight and your appetite? If so, why?

One possible cause: Will be the possibility of depression not uncommonly seen in a patient with heart disease specially after interventions and hospitalizations. Drug induced, diabetes, hyperthyroid can be another possibilities. I will recommend see your physician asap for avoid history and physical and look for a cause. Malnutrition not good in the presence of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

It can: The medical term is "cardiac cachexia" - in the advanced stages, people may feel too ill and short of breath to want to eat. Weight loss follows. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Breastmilk: No direct relationship between having a kidney infection and decreasing breast milk production. Loss of appetite may be due to overall not feeling well. Make sure the antibiotic you are taking is compatible with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Im drinking a lot of water cause of antibiotics, they make me thirsty and im losing weight, any connection to water making you lose weight?

Probably not...: Drinking moderate amount of water more likely fills the stomach up and indirectly causes a decrease in appetite and probably the reason why you are losing some weight. ...Read more

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What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

Refined carbs: One wants to lower Insulin resistance and estrogen dominance. By eating 6 small meals a day with high quality protein, fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, s especially berries, beans and low carbohydrate grains like quinoa you will lower Insulin resistance. Walnuts and almonds soaked, rinsed and added to salads are good. Too much fat increases estrogen dominance. ...Read more

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Can eatting the weight watchers food products really make a difference to your weight loss?

Can eatting the weight watchers food products really make a difference to your weight loss?

Weight loss: It is not only the eating of weight watchers food but holding to the portion control without portion control do not expect to lose weight. ...Read more

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How much can your weight be fluctuating without it considered to be gain or loss of weight?

How much can your weight be fluctuating without it considered to be gain or loss of weight?

Depends: This is an interesting Q. Not sure any published studies or evidences about a particular number. Normal Fluctuations of weights will depends on basal metabolism rate, balance between calorie intake & expenditure, & level of physical activity. Genetic predisposition also plays a role. In my practice, I advice my patient not to gain or loose >1 lbs weekly. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

To lose weight:: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more