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Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

An increase in a person's weight over ...Read more


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Does nutricap keratin vitalité cause gaining weight?

Does nutricap keratin vitalité cause gaining weight?

No: WHY pay $60 for some vitamins and iron? This will not improve your skin or hair. Good nutrition occurs with consumption of a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc., etc. There are thousands of good things in food which are found in no pill. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

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Is eating less or more causes reducing or gaining weight?

Is eating less or more causes reducing or 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

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Will oats cause gaining weight?

Will oats cause gaining weight?

Depends: Too much of anything, in this case oats = carbs will cause you to gain weight. ...Read more

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Does over masturbation cause for not gaining weight? How to overcome it

Masturbation: Nope. Not in any way. Masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. Every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There are no health or medical consequences to masturbation. ...Read more

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What might cause me to be gaining weight?

What might cause me to be gaining weight?

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

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I have wbc count of 10100, is it harmful? What could be the cause of it? Am I gaining weight due to it?

I have wbc count of 10100, is it harmful? What could be the cause of it? Am I gaining weight due to it?

Normal WBC: Is 5000-10, 000. Your numbers are almost in the normal range and I would not worry; however I do advise follow up with your private physician. The weight gain is not necessarily related to the WBC. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Why do I keep getting stretch marks? I'm not gaining weight, going through puberty, or taking meds. Could stress be the cause?

Why do I keep getting stretch marks? I'm not gaining weight, going through puberty, or taking meds. Could stress be the cause?

Often just growing: Quickly can lead to stretch marks, as well as working out. It is very common. There are new lasers that treat them well. The earlier you treat them the faster they respond, if they bother you ...Read more

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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

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What causes off of a low-carb diet without gaining weight?

What causes off of a low-carb diet without gaining weight?

It's calories, not c: It's not carbs, but calories, that determine whether you'll lose weight. A calorie is a calorie to your body, and it takes 3500 to gain or lose a pound. Eat less, exercise more and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Sent to a dietitian changed the way I eat thyroid ok but still gaining weight, fast. What else could cause this?

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

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Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight

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

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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?

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?

Potential ulcer: If you have already been on Prilosec and still have nausea and need to eat you should consider the possibility of the presence of an ulcer or h. Pylori. Make sure you are not taking any nsaids like Aspirin or Ibuprofen and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Not gaining weight even after taking 3K calories/day and workout? Any underlying medical condition could cause this like thyroid/malabsorb? Plz help!

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

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My 6 mo old son is not gaining weight. He spits up frequently, could this be a possibly cause?

My 6 mo old son is not gaining weight. He spits up frequently, could this be a possibly cause?

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