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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Rapid Weight Loss In Men

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When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

Severe and ongoing!: Sort-term and small-amount changes in weight are not the issue (you consume ounces per meal, drink ounces per day, and eliminate via stool and urine). But weight loss that starts to become visible and ongoing when eating and exercise habits have not changed would be something to be concerned about. 2 pounds in a week doesn't rise to that level--yet! If you have other concerns, see your md. ...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


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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Unknown cause: I am not aware of the reason rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. This had been identified in the past with rapid weight loss and liquid diets, and can currently be seen in those who have had rapid weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid weight loss and trouble sleeping?

What could cause rapid weight loss and trouble sleeping?

Several things: Multiple possibilities: including hyperthyroidism and also drug abuse involving stimulants like methamphetamine. Sometimes opiates like heroin if the person is not getting a steady supply. Also severe agitated depression, and some anxiety disorders. Have seen some psychoses be like this also -- schizophrenia & mania. The person may not feel eating is necessary, or hyperactivity is extreme. ...Read more

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My 88 year old father has had a rapid weight loss of 7 lbs over 3 days. What might cause this?

My 88 year old father has had a rapid weight loss of 7 lbs over 3 days. What might cause this?

See his doctor now!: Your dad might have an infection, diabetes or thyroid disease, a reaction to medication, or a host of other problems (way too many to list all here). He should see his doctor right away. It may take some simple steps to correct and the longer he waits the harder it is for him to recover. There is no good reason for this sudden change. ...Read more

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Can anxiety really cause unexplained (and fairly rapid) weight loss? Doc says so but I've been fairly anxious my whole life and NEVER lost weight!

Can anxiety really cause unexplained (and fairly rapid) weight loss? Doc says so but I've been fairly anxious my whole life and NEVER lost weight!

Definitely,: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, weight loss, headache. ...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 would cause rapid weight loss and irregular periods?

What would cause rapid weight loss and irregular periods?

Check with U PCP: U may need a detailed exam and lab result. ...Read more

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Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause rapid weight loss?

Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause rapid weight loss?

Not really: Not typically. Have the teen go seek medical attention to figure out why the fast weight loss is occurring, as it is not due to scoliosis progression. ...Read more

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Will gaining weight make facial wrinkles caused by rapid weight loss go away?

Will gaining weight make facial wrinkles caused by rapid weight loss go away?

See below: You will gain weight in your face, which may make the wrinkles less noticeable. However, that is not a reason to gain weight. Being overweight and obese can have more serious complications than wrinkles. ...Read more

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Can quitting remeron (mirtazapine) cold turkey cause rapid weight loss? Gained 30lbs on it.

Can quitting remeron (mirtazapine) cold turkey cause rapid weight loss? Gained 30lbs on it.

Not necessarily: It is always easier to gain weight than to lose it. However, if it was the medicine that caused the weight gain then some weight loss should happen shortly after stopping it. ...Read more

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On liquid diet recovering from pancreatitis. In past, always caused unwelcome rapid weight loss. This time, I'm gaining? Confused as to why? Been 4 wk

On liquid diet recovering from pancreatitis. In past, always caused unwelcome rapid weight loss. This time, I'm gaining? Confused as to why? Been 4 wk

Sugars?: If your liquid diet includes a lot of sugar, that alone could explain it. If not, then a more comprehensive look into your endocrine systems (thyroid, insulin, adrenal, ovaries) is needed, ...Read more

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My friend is 52 and her creatinine level is so high that sugar is in urine. She is also experiencing rapid weight loss. What is the cause and what to do?

My friend is 52 and her creatinine level is so high that sugar is in urine. She is also experiencing rapid weight loss. What is the cause and what to do?

Need md: Your friend needs to be seen. Sugar in the urine can represent diabetes and rapid weight loss can also mean the same. Her creatinine rising is concerning for kidney disease so please advise her to be seen as soon as possible ...Read more

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Might extreme calorie restriction (under 1000 a day) cause rapid weight loss or does it slow the metabolism?

Might extreme calorie restriction (under 1000 a day) cause rapid weight loss or does it slow the metabolism?

Weight loss: Your body will slow it's metabolism down when you try to trick it.
I recommend a 1350 cal diet, and wait the long term. ...Read more

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By how much Can rapid weight loss accompanied by mental/emotional stress cause my menstration to be late/missed?

By how much Can rapid weight loss accompanied by mental/emotional stress cause my menstration to be late/missed?

It is a: Relatively common occurrence for menses to be delayed or otherwise altered by either stress or sudden weight loss -- or both. Check w/your doctor or do a pregnancy test if you're concerned about possible conception. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid weight loss, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, and paleness?

What could cause rapid weight loss, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, and paleness?

Lots of things: Please see your doctor about this right away. The possibilities include some form of chronic disease be it intestinal, thyroid, cancer, depression, etc. The list is very lengthy and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Rapid weight loss, breast abscess lump in right breast dry mouth extremely tired have sin 1 pap result and migraines cause?

See your PCP: For evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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I would like tips for rapid weight loss?

I would like tips for rapid weight loss?

Eat less move more: The best advice for weight loss- that is healthy is to eat less and move more. Eat from a variety of foods including all food groups. Being active helps to increase your metabolism and aid in weight loss. ...Read more

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What apps are good for rapid weight loss?

Several are good: First a caution, rapid weight loss is not as sucessful long term as steady weight loss. So go to your app market on your smart phone and look at the free "wieght loss" apps. "calorie counter" is a good one. If you stay in the free apps, focus on diet and nutrition and avoid extremes you should find several that can suport you as you diet, decrease fast carbs, calories and exercise. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

None, really: Not even the most recently released med for weight loss is a "magic bullet". The real secret to weight loss is healthful meals (lean protein, goods fats, low glycemic index carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains), portion control (use salad/dessert plate instead of dinner plate; no refills), & exercise to burn off calories. Support groups like weight watchers can help motivation. ...Read more

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Could I get some tips regarding rapid weight loss?

Rapid weight loss: Not everyone agrees with me but I am not a fan of rapid weight loss.
If you lose 25-30 pounds a year you are doing fine and may be able to do that for one or two more years. Depends on your current weight.
If you drop 10 pounds a month you are heading for trouble - in a hurry. ...Read more

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Which diet is it most convenient to follow for rapid weight loss?

Which diet is it most convenient to follow for rapid weight loss?

Not a good idea: Dieting to lose weight very rapidly is not advisable as this type of weight loss comes right back again. You want slow, steady loss of fat tissue at a rate of 1 or 2 pounds a week if that. This type of weight loss is safe, healthy and is more apt to stay off. See a dietician for one visit to get proper diet instructions and you may want to take a multivitamin as, well as daily iron supplement. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I eliminate completely from my diet to see rapid weight loss?

Please suggest what foods should I eliminate completely from my diet to see rapid weight loss?

Nothing: There is no rapid weight loss, as you have to burn off 3500 calories you don't take in just to lose one pound. That's the equivalent of walking 35 miles! . If you want to eliminate something, eliminate fast food, junk food, snacks and high fat food. See a good registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I need tips for rapid weight loss?

Hello doctors, I need tips for rapid weight loss?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state.

https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? m ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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If I'm underweight and eat weight loss bars what would it do?

If I'm underweight and eat weight loss bars what would it do?

It would confirm...: ...there might something wrong with one's way of thinking. A normal underweight person would not eat weight-loss bars. An exception might be if one is only mildly underweight, and her medical status is better off in a mildly underweight situation, and she uses weight-loss bars to prevent a return to normal weight. By themselves, weight-loss bars often have more fiber but not harmful ingredients. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a circuit training workout plan for rapid weight loss?

Weight loss: I put together routines from bodybuilding. Com. They have great articles on circuit training. Now, I have to stress this, abs are made in the kitchen! Eating healthy, high protein, mod carb, mod fat will induce a more rapid weight loss in addition to the circuit training then circuit training alone. Rapid weight loss is always rapidly put back on, so find something u can do longterm. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a rapid weight loss diet that I can loose 40lbs in 2 months?

Anyone know what is a rapid weight loss diet that I can loose 40lbs in 2 months?

THERE IS NO SAFE DIE: There is not safe diet and can not happen even if you are on 0 calori a day. In order to loose 40 lbs you need to be in negative calorirs intake of 140000, that is you need to cut down 3500 cals to loose I lb. If you need 2500 cals for your daily intake to maintain your weight and cut it down to safe intake of 800 cals under strict medical supervision, it will take you 82.35 days to loose 40 lbs. ...Read more

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Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Exercise: Can help firm up the muscles underneath the skin, but the only way to actually get rid of the excess skin is through surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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