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What causes weight gain?

What causes weight gain?

Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Benztropine Mesylate (Definition)

Cogentin, (benztropine) a brand used yrs ago, and rarely now, was intended to control parkinson's disease tremors. Might be useful in early and mild younger patients, but has bad effect in older patients, including ...Read more


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Will evening primerose causes weight gain?

Will evening primerose causes weight gain?

It is unlikely: Not much calories in it. For that matter, if it is the oil, not much of it is in the blood when it is diluted over the entire body. If it has effects, it would be just where it is put. ...Read more

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I want to know if Valium causes weight gain.

I want to know if Valium causes weight gain.

Possible: Chronic intake of diazepam has been associated with some weight gain. However, the precise reason behind why this happens is not really fully understood. It's precisely for this reason that any medicine should only be taken at the lowest dose for the shortest period of time that it takes to be effective. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Common idea of?: Validity. It is impossible to gain mass without taking in more than removed (calories have never been correct issue). Blamming bad, or good, behavior on a single molecule not reliable, though some (Etoh/Opiods/statins/PCN) can powerfully change behavior. Living creatures have so many overlapping control mechanisms which are hard to overcome; a big issue for Big Pharma working to find useful ones. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

To lose weight:: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain in anti psychotics?

What causes weight gain in anti psychotics?

Many things: Antipsychotic meds effect many brain areas. Some of them control vegetative functions like metabolic rate. Others control appetite (hypothalamus). Still others (pituitary gland) impact the endocrine system. All these areas can be impacted in some people on ap with resultant weight gain. These areas are monitored regularly if a pt is taking ap's. Weight gain tends to be dose related & individual. ...Read more

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Is cold water or cold food causes weight gain?

No: Weight gain is more calories in than out, rather than the temperature. Maintaining a healthy weight is difficult enough without these "pop" superstitions. The best thing to do is get aerobically fit and avoid greasy / salty / sugary foods that folks tend to overeat -- soon these will become unpleasant for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain with abilify (aripiprazole)?

What causes weight gain with abilify (aripiprazole)?

Not known: The exact mechanism as to how Abilify (aripiprazole) causes weight gain is not known and may vary from person to person. It could cause a lack of feeling full (lack of satiety) or cause an increase craving for sweets or food in general. The only way to combat it without taking another med is to limit your portion size and eat foods that are healthy for you. Also exercise. I wish I could give you more detail.. ...Read more

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Does cipralex have something in it that causes weight gain. I gained 25 pounds.?

Does cipralex have something in it that causes weight gain. I gained 25 pounds.?

Weight gain: Is not common with Cipralex, but is reversible when med is stopped. 25 lbs is an unacceptable side effect if otherwise unexplained. Good to get checked by your pcp given weight gain. Ask for thyroid and vit. D levels. Suggest you speak with prescribing doc to switch to alternative med not likely to cause weight gain. Eat healthy and exercise regularly. Take care. ...Read more

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Does cipralex have something in it that causes weight gain. I put on 30 pounds since I started taking it?

Does cipralex have something in it that causes weight gain. I put on 30 pounds since I started taking it?

Cipralex: Cipralex, an anti-depressant, generally does not cause weight gain- more often causes weight loss. Follow up with your doctor about the weight gain. ...Read more

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Is primrose oil causes weight gain?

Is primrose oil causes weight gain?

The 3 sites I: Checked did not llist weight gain as a side effect. ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

Many causes, low met.: There are many causes of thyroid imbalances but our growing exposure to toxins including Fluoride (yes, fluoridated water causes it), bromine ; mercury is likely the most common cause. See http://bit. Ly/1doksyi ; http://bit. Ly/1ddkbiq for details. Thyroid hormone controls our metabolic rate like the rate an engine idles. The resultant slow metabolism in hypothyroidism causes weight gain. ...Read more

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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Cogentin (Definition)

Cogentin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more