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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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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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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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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

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What birth control is best for women who suffer moderate acne and wont cause weight gain?

What birth control is best for women who suffer moderate acne and wont cause weight gain?

Several choices: Pretty much all of the newer pills and a number of 'older' pills, which have gone generic, will do the trick. The issues with weight gain and acne were related to some of the original progestins in pills having 'androgenic' side-effects. Talking to your doctor about your concerns and how your cycles are in general will help to find the best pill for you. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid breast growth (without weight gain) in a non-pregnant nullipara 32-year-old woman?

What could cause rapid breast growth (without weight gain) in a non-pregnant nullipara 32-year-old woman?

See GYN: Most likely hormonal and i would urge you to consult your gyn and/or endo doctor to get this checked out asap. ...Read more

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Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

Does dhea supplementation cause weight gain/abdominal bloating and distention in women?

None: Clinical research by dr. Regelson in animals, showed that dhea promoted weight loss in overweight animals even when they ate their usual diet. Dr. Barrett-connor found that lower dhea levels in the blood were associated with increased body mass and impaired glucose tolerance. ...Read more

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How much weight a woman can gain while ovulating and cycle, when is this gain expected? Can clotting and heavy periods cause bloating and weight gain all the time, I just can't loss weight

How much weight a woman can gain while ovulating and cycle, when is this gain expected? Can clotting and heavy periods cause bloating and weight gain all the time, I just can't loss weight

Very little: Weight from hormone fluctuations during a monthly cycle can go up/down a small amount, most often right before or on the first few days of actual menstrual flow. But, this is just a small amount and is not the cause of overall difficulty losing weight. See doctor to review nutrition, exercise, other health/metabolism issues that might need intervention. ...Read more

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What could be causes of weight gain after getting off birth control? I Gained 20 lbs in 4 months. My Thyroid results came back normal

What could be causes of weight gain after getting off birth control? I Gained 20 lbs in 4 months. My Thyroid results came back normal

Weight gain: You MUST contact your doctor (presume Gynecologist) and you will be helped for weight loss. The doctor will start this, and the dietitian will help you through. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain?

What causes weight gain?

Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Yes they do: A perdue university study found that diet sodas may be linked to many health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease.One large study found that people who drank artificial sweetened soda were more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.This include drinks containing aspartame, sucralose, and sacharin. ...Read more

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What causes really rapid weight gain?

What causes really rapid weight gain?

Many reasons: 1- type of food and it is amount 2-lack of activities 3- hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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