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Can bulimia cause weight loss?

Can bulimia cause weight loss?

It can: But only because it's dangerous and medically harmful to your body. Check w/your psychiatrist if you have an eating disorder. ...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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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 xenical cause weight loss?

Does xenical cause weight loss?

Minimally: A study comparing this to diet only revealed weight loss of 13.4 pounds in one year with xenical, compared to 5.8 pounds with diet alone. The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy diet combined with 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Weight loss concern: History of "weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor. It is unlikely your provider will be satisfied that gastritis is of itself sufficient cause for much loss of weight. Stomach upset due to both inflammation & possible associated delayed stomach emptying is expected, but loss of no more than a few pounds is not expected. Gastritis may be secondary to another disease--a search for which is needed. ...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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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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Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Clonazepam: Nope. This addictive sedative is more likely to cause weight gain than weight loss. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause extreme weight loss?

Does hydrocephalus cause extreme weight loss?

Hydrocephalus: I am not aware of hydrocephalus typically causing "extreme weight loss" - most patients with treated hydrocephalus have normal feeding patterns. ...Read more

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Does topomax cause weight loss?

Does topomax cause weight loss?

Yes: Although it is an epileptic and a migraine preventive medication, weight loss is one of a common side effect. ...Read more

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How can coffee affect weight loss or weight gain?

How can  coffee affect weight loss or weight gain?

May gain,no loss: Caffeine may slightly boost weight loss or prevent weight gain but there is no evidence to support that increase caffeine consumption will cause significant or sustained weight loss.Some speciality coffes are high in calories and depending on how much sugar you put in coffee and how many cups you drink can make you weight gain.So drinking coffee in moderation will not effect your weight either way. ...Read more

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Why does stress cause weight loss?

Why does stress cause weight loss?

Stress can cause : Weight loss or weight gain. It varies for different people. Some people lose their appetite when stressed others overeat . It is probably connected to eating habits and self comforting related to eating from when we were young children. ...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 Accutane cause weight loss?

Does Accutane cause weight loss?

It all depends: I have not seen that Accutane itself causes wait loss. However, a few of my patients on Accutane have told me that they have a decreased appetite. I have never found anything in the literature to back this up. So you may experience weight loss inadvertently if you are eating less because of the medicine. ...Read more

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Can cancer itself cause weight loss?

Can cancer itself cause weight loss?

Yes: Tumor cachexia is a condition usually seen in patients with advanced cancer that results in loss of lean body mass. Part of it is due to decreased caloric intake but there is also a hypercatabolic state mediated by certain substances produced by the cancer. Of course, organ damage (like liver) due to the cancer also contributes. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden excessive weight gain?

What can cause sudden excessive weight gain?

Weight gain: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...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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Does hydrocephalus cause major weight loss?

Does hydrocephalus cause  major weight loss?

It can: Hydrocephalus is a neurologic condition that refers to a collection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that accumulates in the cavities (ventricles) in the brain. It can cause weight loss if it is associated with the known symptoms of nausea with or without vomiting. Also having headaches and being fatigues tend to diminish ones caloric intake which can affect weight. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause weight loss?

Does endometriosis cause weight loss?

Maybe: Stress from pain and chronic inflammation could contribute to weight loss. Must understand however, endometriosis begins at puberty so an y significant problems would not show up suddenly in a 41 year old. Significant weight loss should be evaluated for other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more