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Does Adrenal Fatigue Cause Weight Gain
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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