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Could inflammatory bowel disease cause weight loss and loss of appetite?

Could inflammatory bowel disease cause weight loss and loss of appetite?

Yes: but you would most likely also have other symptoms such as abdominal cramping and diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. Not just weight loss and loss of appetite. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment of your symptoms! ...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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Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Absolutely, yet be: careful to not just to labels (diagnoses) which are not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more

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Can a 21 year old have IBD? What are the symptoms and signs? Loss of appetite and weight loss?

Can a 21 year old have IBD? What are the symptoms and signs? Loss of appetite and weight loss?

Can be bloated, gasy: constipation, and diarrhea, and all of the above! So look to your diet/food diary and see when symptoms tend to creep up with specific foods. Then get tested for food allergies & stay away from dairy, sweets, sugar, sodas, GMO soy, corn, potatoes, wheat, pasta until UR symptoms lesson. You can change UR life, and have a normal one. Just need to investigate further with your PCP/ntegrative med Dr. ...Read more

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Celiac disease, severe ibs, diabetes 1, gained weight after being diagnosed, has been on gluten-free diet every other year because it worsens ibs?

Celiac disease, severe ibs, diabetes 1, gained weight after being diagnosed, has been on gluten-free diet every other year because it worsens ibs?

Please clarify your: Question. Gluten sensitivity may cause symptoms of ibs. If gluten free diet is helpful, there is no harm in staying on the such a diet. ...Read more

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IHi i have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern.I?

IHi  i have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight.  Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern.I?

Weight loss: unexplained weight loss should always be investigated, and never ignored. If this is happening to you, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Have you had a colonoscopy in the last five years? Even with a factor V deficiency, everyone should have colon screening at age 50. See your doctor to look into this. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have graves' disease and everyone says you lose weight with the illness, however i'm gaining weight like mad, is this unusual?

I have graves' disease and everyone says you lose weight with the illness, however i'm gaining weight like mad, is this unusual?

Not unusual.: The textbooks usually say that graves' causes weight loss. However, I have had many, many people with graves' guarantee me that they gained weight uncontrollably. Get the graves' under control first, and then it'll at least be a fair fight with the weight/diet/exercise balance. ...Read more

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Will having slight diabetes cause constipation and weight loss?

Will having slight diabetes cause constipation and weight loss?

DM constipation: DM can cause gastroparesis which is delayed stomach emptying due to neuropathy from diabetes (small vessel damage). Likely the same process that underlies constipation which is a common complaint in DM. Weight loss in DM may occur with some meds (metformin ,Byetta,Victoza (liraglutide) and Canagliflozin) andifone is on a healthy diet . Follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain rapid weight loss anemia diarrhea fatigue weakness do you think maybe chrons disease?

Go see your doctor: You need a medical check up and further testing from either your pcp or go see a gastroenterologist.It could be something serious. ...Read more

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Could SIBO cause weight loss without diarrhea, I have SIBO and lost about 15lbs in 5 months and can't seem to gain weight, been on a low fodmap diet.

Could SIBO cause weight loss without diarrhea, I have SIBO and lost about 15lbs in 5 months and can't seem to gain weight, been on a low fodmap diet.

Not likely: Alternate causes for weight loss should be explored. Also, generalized abdominal pain is not a typical symptom of bacterial overgrowth. Your symptoms should be further investigated. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

No: Hashimoto's is more commonly associated with slow heart rate and weight gain if untreated. You get fast heart rate and weight loss if you are overtreated for hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

You are NOT : Healthy since these symptoms are probably those of ibs. Commonest cause is lousy diet but it could be the beginning of inflammation. Try first by getting rid of all forms of sugar and sweeteners. Other potential causes are milk and milk products and gluten. ...Read more

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Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Diet/exercise: The keys to losing weight are diet and exercise. If you want to lose significant amounts of weight it is best to do one hour of aerobic exercise like walking, biking or swimming 5 days a week. Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day will also help. Focus diet on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Drink plenty of water. Be patient with yourself. It takes time. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pcos symptoms and a difficulty in losing weight. Could this weight loss issue be due to thyroid troubles?

I have a lot of pcos symptoms and a difficulty in losing weight. Could this weight loss issue be due to thyroid troubles?

Yes: Hormones interact with each other and there a variety of hormone interactions with pcos. Many women with this syndrome have Insulin resistance and have difficulty regulating their blood sugar. The thyroid may play a role but most pcos women have difficulty with their weight due to Insulin resistance and elevated testosterone levels. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing obesity, difficulty moving joint, difficulty walking, high blood pressure (hypertension) and weight gain. The following ...

My Mother is experiencing  obesity, difficulty moving joint, difficulty walking, high blood pressure (hypertension) and weight gain. The following ...

See a general doctor: This sounds like a complicated case with multiple medical issues to be addressed. A thorough history and physical exam, along with evaluation of the all of the identified problems, should be performed. See a general physician soon to have her looked at. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

It can: For several reasons, patients with ibd are at risk for malnutrition and weight loss. We call this failure to thrive. The inflammation of the lining of the intestine can result in poor absorption of nutrients and vitamins. The chronic inflammation has a high metabolic cost. It burns up calories. Keeping the disease under control, with medication and proper diet helps. ...Read more

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I have intertestial cystitis and am having these symptoms, fatigue lack of sleep throwing up loss of appetite diet is limited. Are vitamins needed?

I have intertestial cystitis and am having these symptoms, fatigue lack of sleep throwing up loss of appetite diet is limited. Are vitamins needed?

Needs evaluation: Those are not side effects of interstitial cystitis. I think it is important to schedule a visit with a primary care doctor to be evaluated. Taking one multivitamin per day is reasonable. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more