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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. Louis Gallia
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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 parasites cause me to continue to lose weight but then gradually gain it all back?

Can parasites cause me to continue to lose weight but then gradually gain it all back?

Parasites can cause: weight loss and other GI symptoms. Please see your doc who may want to do lab work. Diagnos-techs lab in Washington state offers excellent GI parasite lab testing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight with lemons-detox in 7 days.Just eat vegetables and drink water.Is this possible ? Cause i want to lose weight badly :(!

I want to lose weight with lemons-detox in 7 days.Just eat vegetables and drink water.Is this possible ? Cause i want to lose weight badly :(!

Not a great idea: Im a bigger fan of the south beach diet http://www.Southbeachdiet.Com/ and the slow carb diet http://fourhourworkweek.Com/2012/07/12/how-to-lose-100-pounds/ what you describe sounds like it might work in the short term, but won't get sustained, large amounts of weight off of you (more than 10 pounds). I have successfully used the sbd, and currently on the scd, with good results. ...Read more

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Feeling bad headaches minor urine a lot way to much to me dihdrated a lot drink tons of water all day night loss of appetite feel like my face is real hot a lot sometimes feel okay just out of blue feel bad

Feeling bad headaches minor urine a lot way to much to me dihdrated a lot drink tons of water all day night loss of appetite feel like my face is real hot a lot sometimes feel okay just out of blue feel bad

I : I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, if you are perpetually thristy and urinate frequently, it would be prudent to be evaluated to ensure you are not diabetic. ...Read more

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Feeling bad headaches minor urine a lot way to much to me dihdrated a lot drink tons of water all day night loss of appetite feel like my face is real hot a lot sometimes feel okay just out of blue feel bad

Feeling bad headaches minor urine a lot way to much to me dihdrated a lot drink tons of water all day night loss of appetite feel like my face is real hot a lot sometimes feel okay just out of blue feel bad

It : It sounds like you need to have a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. You may be dealing with diabetes, dehydration, and/or high blood pressure. There are many other things that need to be ruled out as well. Much more informaation will need to be obtained. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, eyes water every time I urinate even if it's just a drop. Headache, feeling nauseated, and loss of appetite. UTI?

Frequent urination, eyes water every time I urinate even if it's just a drop. Headache, feeling nauseated, and loss of appetite. UTI?

More than one answer: Maybe, either way you cannot find out without an exam to rule out other causes and a urinalysis. I suggest you see a physician in an urgent care setting so you can get the care you need. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Loss Of Appetite (Definition)

Loss of appetite is a symptom in which a person loses some desire to eat or drink foods, and has less appetite than normal for somebody of his age and size. Many illnesses, physical and psychological, can cause ...Read more