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Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Adrenal Fatigue (Definition)

Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theory is that the adrenal glands "wear out" after a prolonged stress leading to fatigue. There is no evidence or reason to believe this occurs. When the adrenals are damaged or fail in conditions such as addison's disease -- ...Read more


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Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Hyperglycemia: Usually not. Weight gain can cause hyperglycemia. Also, taking medication to control hyperglycemia can cause weight gain (especially insulin). ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Does constipation cause weight gain?

Does constipation cause weight gain?

Sometimes it does: Constipation by itself can increase one's weight by the amount of poop (stool) that is staying inside the intestines. Hormonal imbalances, such as low thyroid hormone, can cause both constipation and weight gain. If one tries to treat constipation by eating more fruits or drinking more juice, the large amount of fruit sugar will lead to weight gain. Persistent constipation needs a doctor's exam. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

Eat too much.: Even if you're burning off excessive amounts of calories, many people can eat more than they burn off and they will gain weight. Hyperthyroidism stimulates food intake, and some people really overdo it. ...Read more

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Does 15mg of dhea cause weight gain or loss?

Does 15mg of dhea cause weight gain or loss?

Don't take it!: Who knows what's in what you're buying - probably not dhea. If it is dhea, it's metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone - and you don't get to pick which one your body converts it into. Why take something that you don't know why you're taking it, what it's supposed to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't waste you $. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

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No.: Thyroid cancer does not cause weight gain. Sometimes the thyroid is not working and someone has thyroid cancer at the same time but they are separate issues. ...Read more

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Does swelling cause weight gain?

Does swelling cause weight gain?

Yes, fluid retention: Can cause weight to increase but once the fluid is diuresed off - the weight should drop back down. ...Read more

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Why does cushing's cause weight gain even though increased cortisol promotes lypolysis?

Why does cushing's cause weight gain even though increased cortisol promotes lypolysis?

Cortisol: Cortisol does a lot of things; it is not simply lipolytic, like epinephrine. It also stimulates lipogenesis and adipogenesis, especially in abdominal regions. It promotes muscle wasting. And then insulin resistance, diabetes, thin skin, etc. Cushings typically causes more of a redistribution of fat along with muscle wasting, giving the appearance of obesity, along with some weight gain. ...Read more

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Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does sweating cause weight loss?

Does sweating cause weight loss?

Yes: People do, in fact, lose weight by sweating. However, this loss in overall body weight does not directly lead to long-term body mass reduction, as sweating merely releases liquids within your body’s cells and tissues rather than eliminating fat storage. ...Read more

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Whadidiseases or illness can cause excessive weight gain and increased appetite?

Whadidiseases or illness can cause excessive weight gain and increased appetite?

Diabetes: Diabetes also causes excessive thirst, lots of trips to the toilet to pee particularly at night. Go to the doctor, make an appointment for early in the day, don't eat any breakfast and let him or her know you want your blood glucose level tested and to know your hemoglobin a1c. These are the test needed to establish a diagnosis. Diabetes is a very treatable disease, catch it early. ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

Does mirtazapine cause weight gain directly?

NO: Mirtazepine does not cause Direct weight gain, rather, it increases appetite which then leads to weight gain in approximately 10% of those that take the med. ...Read more

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Does mebeverine cause weight gain ?

Does mebeverine cause weight gain ?

Doubt it...: Mebeverine act directly on the gut muscles at the cellular level to relax them. This relieves painful muscle spasms without affecting GI motility. Mebeverine is used to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and related intestinal disorders. Among its side effects, the drug is known to cause indigestion ; loss of appetite. ...Read more

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How does stress cause weight gain ?

How does stress cause weight gain ?

It is possible for: Stress to be related to weight gain because some people eat more under stress. They may also grab quick comfort foods which are often high in carbs and sugars. If you want to crunch, try celery over chips. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can thyriod noduls cause no energy and weight gain ?

Can thyriod noduls cause no energy and weight gain
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Depends: Sometimes thyroid nodules may produce ineffective/inefficient thyroid hormone thereby causing your hormonal balance to be off. Most of the time these are benign and innocuous but may need to be followed depending on the size and the consistency (i.e. cystic versus solid). You definitely should have a workup for your symptoms and follow up with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Does opiates cause weight gain?

Does opiates cause weight gain?

Do : Opiates cause weight gain? Usually the other way around as they cause nausea and vomiting. Also some of the side effects are dysphoria and sleepiness. It is not known to be a appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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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