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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 weight loss cause your period to come a week and a half late?

Can weight loss cause your period to come a week and a half late?

Yes: There are a number of situations that can cause a late or missed period. These factors include weight gain or loss, thyroid problems, diabetes, excess prolactin, for instance. All of these can interfere with regular ovulation. Women who are underweight with bmi under 19 or 18 often have no periods. This can cause health issues, so a woman in this situation needs to see her doctor. ...Read more

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56 year old male lost 20 lbs in a 2month period without changing eating habits , no weight loss or exercise program. What can cause this?

56 year old male  lost 20 lbs in a 2month period without  changing eating habits , no weight loss  or exercise program. What can cause this?

Does not sound right: This is what we call unintentional weight loss and should be investigated. No change in intake or activities, but significant wt loss suggests some metobolic/endocrine/neoplastic process is likely. Hyperthyroidism is most likely, but this is just a guess without further information/exam. I suggest consulting doc as soon as feasible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can weight loss supplements cause a period to skip?? I also lost a little weight recently . Does that have any thing to do with it??

Can weight loss supplements cause a period to skip?? I also lost a little weight recently . Does that have any thing to do with it??

Weight loss: The only way you might find out is to stop taking weight loss supplements for a month or two. With your bipolar disorder are you seeing a Psychiatrist and/or a Psychologist? If not please arrange that. ...Read more

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Does eating oats as dinner regularly causes sex problems ? My age is 30 m . I eat oats for diet and weight loss for a short period of 1.5 month .

Does eating oats as dinner regularly causes sex problems ? My age is 30 m . I eat oats for diet and weight loss for a short period of 1.5 month .

All in moderation...: As the saying goes, everything in moderation. Eating oats as a typical part of a balance diet should not cause any sexual problems. If a person thinks he gets problems from eating oats, he can write down his symptoms on a calendar, recording when the symptoms occur, what he does each day, what he eats each day, what makes symptoms better or worse... and then take the calendar to the doctor visit. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of petechaie, heavy period, prolonged temperature of 99.5, and weight loss with a normal CBC , negative mono, CMV, and EBV?

What could be the cause of petechaie, heavy period, prolonged temperature of 99.5, and weight loss with a normal CBC , negative mono, CMV, and EBV?

Bleeding disorders: Disorders such as vonwillebrand disease and sometimes liver issues can cause symptoms as you've descrubed. see your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and I've always had irregular periods. I've lost 75lbs and my periods have gotten A LOT lighter. Could the weight loss cause this?

I'm 20 years old and I've always had irregular periods. I've lost 75lbs and my periods have gotten A LOT lighter. Could the weight loss cause this?

It is possible.: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Is my recent weight loss the cause of my late menstrual period?

Is my recent weight loss the cause of my late menstrual period?

It may be.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more