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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Weight Gain In Women

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Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Depends: In most cases not necessarily; but depending what supplement we are discussing (and what woman, for example severely emaciated, special conditions, etc.). ...Read more

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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What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout  adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?

You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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A woman age 58-socially active, but experienced weight gain, forgetfulness & bad temperament/sensitive. What can be the possible causes?

A woman age 58-socially active, but experienced weight gain, forgetfulness & bad temperament/sensitive. What can be the possible causes?

Many causes: for memory loss and personality changes in her age group. She need an evaluation to rule out those causes that are correctable, and the causes that are treatable. Depression is but one treatable example that is common, is called "pseudo-dementia", may cause memory impairment and other symptoms that mimic dementia. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of ssri is has been know best to not cause weight gain any sexual side effects in women?

What type of ssri is has been know best to not cause weight gain any sexual side effects in women?

All SSRI can cause t: However , lexapro, can have the least side. Effect among the ssri.Regarding sexual side effect usually i tell my patient if u know u when u will be having sex stop the medication one day before . Another option to add wellbutrin (bupropion) to the ssri ... ...Read more

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I am 34 yrs old woman and on lamotrigine 25mg twice a day.What are the side effects if i conceive.Does it also causes weight gain?

I am 34 yrs old woman and on lamotrigine 25mg twice a day.What are the side effects if i conceive.Does it also causes weight gain?

Relatively minor: You are on a low dose of Lamotrigine and it is likely that you will not experience any new side effects if you conceive. Based on pregnancy registry data, likely safe for babies but not fully clear if any teratogenic risk. It is a weight neutral drug, and will not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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I am 31 year old female. 56 kg. 169 cm tall. I exercise 3 hours a day. Does afternoon nap after meal cause weight gain? Please help

I am 31 year old female. 56 kg. 169 cm tall. I exercise 3 hours a day. Does afternoon nap after meal cause weight gain? Please help

Afternoon nap: Many people find a brief nap, called a power nap, a helpful way to get through the rest of the day. If it goes beyond a half-hour or so consider seeing your doc. Power naps are not associated w/weight gain. Peace and good health. ...Read more