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Doctor insights on: Cause Of Sudden Weight Gain

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What can cause sudden excessive weight gain?

What can cause sudden excessive weight gain?

Weight gain: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Would be unlikely: Although some medications can promote weight loss, the 30 lb loss could be very significant if occurred over short period of time. Therefore, see your doctor, and devise a plan to explore what is occurring. This is certainly NOT typical of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Losing weight cause of leukocoria. How to gain weight again?

Losing weight cause of leukocoria. How to gain weight again?

Discuss w your Dr.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil ; canola oil. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden weight loss?

What can cause sudden weight loss?

Sudden weight loss: There are many medical conditions that can cause sudden weight loss. For example and over-active thyroid, stomach and bowel issues, and the list goes on.How much weight are you losing and how long has it been going on. Of course you must see your doctor to discuss this. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme weight gain and swelling of the extremities?

What can cause extreme weight gain and swelling of the extremities?

Fluid retention?: Some medicines can stimulate appetite and / or cause fluid retention which would show up as swelling of the legs. Many overweight people think they have swelling of the extremities. You would be well advised to see your family doctor for an objective examination, determination of you optimal weight for height, and an action plan for achieving your goals regardless of the cause of weight gain. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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What can cause loss of weight?

What can cause loss of weight?

Caloric burn intake: This is a very broad question. Most common reason for weight loss is intaking fewer calories than are burned. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden weight loss of 10 pounds?

What could cause a sudden weight loss of 10 pounds?

How sudden?: Rapid weight gain could be due to fluid buildup or as a side effect of several drugs. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

Lack of emptying: Patients who fast for long periods of time do not empty their gallbladders leading to stasis and gallstones. 1 spoon of olive oil a day i'd the old witches prevention tool. ...Read more

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What physical side effects of rapid weight gain are there?

What physical side effects of rapid weight gain are there?

Many: Eventually: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, orthopedic problems, falls and accidents, infertility, poor self image and occ depression, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, heart attacks, strokes, etc. The list is longer, but i think you've got the idea already. ...Read more

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Can possible IBS cause sudden weight lose?

Can possible IBS cause sudden weight lose?

No: Ibs or irritable bowel syndrome is by definition a relatively benign condition although it can also be quite disabling, too. This is in contrast to inflammatory bowel disease or ibd which carries greater mortality/morbidity & can lead to sudden weight loss. Best to go see your family doc and get checked out. Hyperhyroidism comes to mind but so does colon cancer b/c you asked about ibs. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more