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Causes Not Gaining Weight
Diet: You will gain weight if you eat more and do not burn these additional calories through exercise. Our metabolism slows as we age unless we exercise regularly. If you eat the same as time goes on, do not exercise you will gain weight. Best wishes. ...Read more
Many things: Start by looking at your calories in versus calories out. While an imbalance in that area is most likely the cause, you should consult your doctor as a number of medical conditions and medications can cause weight gain. Things to consider when speaking to your doctor include changes in diet, changes in activity, weight change over time, and other symptoms you may be experiencing. ...Read more
I have wbc count of 10100, is it harmful? What could be the cause of it? Am I gaining weight due to it?
What causes some people to have very big appetite? I seam to need to eat twice as everyone around me. I'm 5'7 and 164 lbs and not gaining weight.
Metabolism: Some peoples' metabolism is just faster than others, so they need more calories for same activity level. ...Read more
I am having trouble gaining weight and I cannot have daily meals cause I don't feel like eating most of the time, what should I do?
Avoid empty calories: At such a young age it is not unusual to not have a great appetite. Sometimes young people will drink lots of juice and sodas or other things that are empty calories that fill you up but have no nutritional value. I recommend you use ensure, boost or other calories supplements that can help increase your weight. Also valuable to increase muscle mass not fat. ...Read more
What are the medical reasons for not being able to lose weight or keep gaining weight after I lost a lot in the past? What could cause this?
Many reasons: You should see your PCP for a medical examination. Many hormonal disorders can affect your ability to lose weight for example thyroid and cortisol disorders. Even vitamin deficiencies can make it difficult such as Vitamin D deficiency. I recommend a thorough examination because other factors like diet intake, medications and family history can also affect your weight. ...Read more
What could cause a toddler not to gain weight when they eat well balanced appetite? 18 month old not gaining weight and in 17th percentile
Many reasons: It could be that the patient is not eating enough calories, or is expending too many calories or is not absorbing calories into his body. Follow-up with the pediatrician and follow his growth charts to try to figure out the cause. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting stretch marks? I'm not gaining weight, going through puberty, or taking meds. Could stress be the cause?
I gave birth in 2006. Since the day I gave birth I never had my appetite of eating anymore and I am not gaining weight till today. What is the cause?
You need a complete: With complete history and physcial, and blood work and may need other testing, and psych causes need to be ruled out so see you gyn or internist to start the workup. ...Read more
Sent to a dietitian changed the way I eat thyroid ok but still gaining weight, fast. What else could cause this?
Several: Possible causes. Medication, metabolic issues to name a couple. Increase your physical activity. And talk to your doctor to set a routine to get you on the right track ...Read more
Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight
It's complicated: Celexa is actually more weight-neutral than other antidepressants like tricyclics, paxil, (paroxetine) or remeron. People vary in their responses, with some losing weight on it and others gaining. Weight gain on antidepressants may be connected with affinity for histamine receptors, as this increases hypothalamic amp kinase which stimulates orexin, an appetite-inducing hormone. http://tinyurl. Com/kk53lup. ...Read more
I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness I feel cause it helps. What can I do, I'm gaining weight?
Not gaining weight even after taking 3K calories/day and workout? Any underlying medical condition could cause this like thyroid/malabsorb? Plz help!
Yes: A careful history and physical are needed. Thyroid eval by exam and blood test also. Any medications or smoking or street drug usage should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Weight gain is a "vital sign" for infants. Poor weight gain should be evaluated by your doctor. While reflux can cause poor weight gain, it's only one of many factors to be considered. My friendly advice: remember to keep an open mind. A good doctor will often follow your leads, at least initially. Over-emphasizing any one hunch may lead down the wrong path, and could end up delaying diagnosis. ...Read more