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Confusion about weight loss diets?

Confusion about weight loss diets?

Balanced diet: Weight loss needs caloric restriction and incease in physical activity. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain preprations in moderations, reduce fat, especilly saturated fat intake and increase physical activity. There is no magic diet, find one that you can stick to, is balanced. And low in calories. ...Read more

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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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Gluteal wasting with unintentional weight loss?

Gluteal wasting with unintentional weight loss?

Get checked ASAP: Unintentional wt loss means loss of wt despite keepng all normal/usual diet and activities--no intention of losin wt--and so this is not normal. I would suggest consulting doc as soon as possible to find out what is causing the wt loss. In the meantime, try to increase intake to combat the excessive loss. Ensure/boost supplements may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do laxatives stimulate weight loss?

Do laxatives stimulate weight loss?

Initially: It can help initially - will be harmful in the long run. ...Read more

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Does fiber aid in weight loss?

Does fiber aid in weight loss?

Yes: Adding more fiber to your diet will likely help you lose weight and improve your health, but do it gradually. Rapid increases in consumption of fiber may result in gas or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

I'm sorry but: I haven't got a clue what this question means. Consider clarifying the question and re-asking. Take care. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

It can: It can do so secondarily. The disease itself doesn't cause weight loss, but it can make you feel sick and weak and decrease your appetite, which can consequently cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause weight loss?

I guess but...: any time you are ill, especially if you are bloated or nauseous you can lose weight . But if the weight loss has been going on even when you do NOT have an active attack you need to look for another cause. Many bad diseases (cancer) can cause unexplained weight loss ...Read more

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Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Yes: Yes. An excessive weight gain or loss (from 10 to 15 pounds) can change the fit of your colostomy pouch or alter the wearing time of the pouching system. Be sure to contact your surgeon or enterostomal therapy (et) nurse if weight gain or loss becomes a concern. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

No: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Weight lost weight the best diet?

Weight lost weight the best diet?

Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause a drastic weight loss?

Can IBS cause a drastic weight loss?

Check everything!: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize IBS, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, & functional disorders. Involuntary weight loss obligates further evaluation & should not be ascribed to IBS alone. ...Read more

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Can diet pepsi cause weight gain or stop weight loss?

Can diet pepsi cause weight gain or stop weight loss?

Neither: It you eat more than you burn off you will gain weight. If you burn off more than you eat you will lose weight. It's very simple. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. It's just brown, artificially sweetened bubbly water with some caffeine. ...Read more

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How will I know when to start a colon cleansing weight loss routine?

How will I know when to start a colon cleansing weight loss routine?

Skip the cleanse: Although you may shed a few pounds with a "cleanse, " you need more than that to sustain weight loss. You'll need to decrease your calorie intake and increase your activity level. A simple one-time weight loss won't do that. And you could end up with significant malnutrition if you treat yourself to too many of those. Skip the cleanse and move on to the lifestyle change. You'll feel better. ...Read more

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Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Maybe: It can be a symptom but there are many other reasons for weight loss. A thorough evaluation should be done by a qualified physician to determine the cause of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Is weight loss an early symptom for colon cancer or for advanced ?

Is weight loss an early symptom for colon cancer or for advanced ?

If colon cancer: Is the only cause of weight loss and there are no other causes, it is a late sign. ...Read more

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In hospital due to fat malab. Weight loss. 2nd colon tomorrow want to be better, whatif they don't find a reason why this happen all after loss of baby?

In hospital due to fat malab. Weight loss. 2nd colon tomorrow want to be better, whatif they don't find a reason why this happen all after loss of baby?

Malabsorption: There are many causes of malabsorption: http://medical-dictionary.Thefreedictionary.Com/malabsorption+syndrome. One cause is a post-partum syndrome called sheehan's syndrome, which is a shutdown of the master gland - the pituitary gland. If your colon study is negative, your doctors might want to possibly investigate the pituitary axis for possible malfunction. ...Read more

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What is a good colon cleanse weight loss supplement?

What is a good colon cleanse weight loss supplement?

Colon cleanse: If you are not experiencing constipation colon cleanse does not apply. If you have frequent constipation see your doctor. If you are looking for weight loss you should consider changing your eating habits (see "Nuval" on the internet), and get in some more exercise if you have time. ...Read more

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I'm65 I've lost 3 kilos almost 2 years ago ever since that it's 1 kilo up and down. I think weight loss of colon cancer will not stop for 2 years?

I'm65 I've lost 3 kilos almost 2  years ago ever since that  it's 1 kilo up and down. I think weight loss of colon cancer will not stop for 2 years?

Prob not related: The weight loss associated with cancer is almost always associated with significant anorexia (loss of appetite). Such weight loss is not seen after successful surgery for colon cancer unless there are evident metastases. Microscopic residual colon cancer, even if present, does not cause anorexia or weight loss. ...Read more

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I've been taking meds for 10 yrs. For acid reflux. Will using a colon cleanse help with weight loss in the belly area?

Not sure associated?: Acid reflux medications do not cause weight loss nor weight gain. I assume you are alluding to possibly to pH balance. A colon cleanse (not with enema) may help you reset your balance towards a low basic ph. This will help place you in a fat burning mode. "belly fat" especially visceral fat is difficult to burn. ...Read more

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I'm trying acia berry natural weight loss supplement with green tea extract colon cleanse, is it effective and how ?

I'm trying acia berry natural weight loss supplement with green tea extract colon cleanse, is it effective and how ?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. The best approach to weight loss is physical activity and good food/ portion choices. Some of the colon cleanses can be risky for your health. Natural, fresh organic juicing with protein powder & appropriate supplementation can be beneficial - but you need to be knowledgeable about it before hand. ...Read more

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Would a cat scan a month ago show advanced colon cancer? Been having weakness weight loss last few weeks and i hear you don't get symptoms till advnc

Would a cat scan a month ago show advanced colon  cancer? Been having weakness weight loss last few weeks and i hear you don't get symptoms till advnc

Depends: It depends on what you mean by advanced. If you mean spread to other organs, usually it will. If you mean advanced within the colon itself. Not unless it was really large. I've noticed that you seem to be asking a lot about colon cancer. If you have had a clear colonsocopy, you should be in the clear. ...Read more

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If i'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.

If i'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.

See your physician: If you truely have colon cancer you are on the right track by having a colonosopy. It does not sound like you have that diagnosis as yet. Your anxiety prior to an actual diagnosis could be the cause of your muscle weakness and weight loss. ...Read more

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Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs.Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks.Symptoms are chronic diarreah.Pain.Gas.Weight loss which i gain back.

Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs.Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks.Symptoms are chronic diarreah.Pain.Gas.Weight loss which i gain back.

Patience : I hope you are wrong and there is no cancer but even if so, 3 weeks would not affect the outcome. I know waiting can be hard but try to gather all your optimism during the waiting period. Again, i truly hope there is no cancer there. ...Read more

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I don't know why im so fearful of colon cancer at my age of 22 I have a poor appetite but no other symptoms like weight loss or fever how common is the cancer in a 22 year old? Is lack of appetite a symptom of colon cancer?

I don't know why im so fearful of colon cancer at my age of 22  I have a poor appetite but no other symptoms like weight loss or fever how common is the cancer in a 22 year old? Is lack of appetite a symptom of colon cancer?

Unusual: I had answered with the data on colon cancer to your question. From age 20-30 the percentage of people with colon cancer is a little over 1 %. Remember that most people of any age do not get colon cancer. At your age this is very low on the list of causes. Anxiety, thyroid disease, stress, bad diet are all much more likely. See your doc so that you can stop worrying and live life happily. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Harinder Gill
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more