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Difficulty Losing Weight And Have Crohn's Disease
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
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
Unintentional weight loss probably cause of IBS. No diarrhea or blood. Eating more doesn't help. No Celiac Disease. Any suggestion? Lost 7-8 pounds.
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
Celiac disease, severe ibs, diabetes 1, gained weight after being diagnosed, has been on gluten-free diet every other year because it worsens ibs?
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
Constipation & Unintentional weight loss. People are starting to comment in my weight loss which is concerning because I can't explain? Possibilities?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Severe abdominal pain rapid weight loss anemia diarrhea fatigue weakness do you think maybe chrons disease?
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.
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have intertestial cystitis and am having these symptoms, fatigue lack of sleep throwing up loss of appetite diet is limited. Are vitamins needed?
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