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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 many 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 that it takes to be effective. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does MSG cause weight gain and more fat storage?

Does MSG cause 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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I heard its bad to eat late at night & causes weight gain & I also heard it's a myth & eating late at night WILL NOT cause weight gain. Which is it?

I heard its bad to eat late at night & causes weight gain & I also heard it's a myth & eating late at night WILL NOT cause weight gain. Which is it?

Both: Mathematically speaking, it makes no difference at what time a person eats, because her weight gain only depends on how many EXTRA calories she eats or drinks, above the number of calories she uses each day or each week. In reality, many people gain weight when they eat before bed... because they already ate all the daily calories they need by 8:00 p.m., and the calories after then are EXTRA ones. ...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 lb weight gain 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

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Sleeping at 3 to 5 pm, benefits or side effects? Does sleeping in day time causes weight gain?

Sleeping at 3 to 5 pm, benefits or side effects? Does sleeping in day time causes weight gain?

Learning experience: Sleep is not an entity that is standard for any two people. Everyone tolerates sleep, hours asleep and sleep deprivation differently. The quality of sleep is more important than the quantity. If in doubt, get to a sleep professional. ...Read more

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I've started 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine) xr, I've heard it causes weight gain. How can I avoid this?

I've started 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine) xr, I've heard it causes weight gain. How can I avoid this?

Increase exercise: To avoid gaining weight with seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) increase your daily exercise. Also, make sure you eat a healthy diet focusing on veggies, lean proteins, good fats, fruits, and complex carbohydrates rather than high-sugar foods. Hopefully the seroquel (quetiapine) will help relieve the symptoms that are bothering you, and you'll continue working with your psychiatrist towards that end. ...Read more

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Does injection kenacort (triamcinolone) 40mg causes weight gain? And how much weight gain from 1 injection?

None: You forgot to mention the reason for the injection. Do you anticipate more? Where injected? How? Why? Result? If you have many of these you risk unwanted consequences. Is there a hair issue? ...Read more

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Is it true that quitting smoking causes weight gain? If so would it be hard to get off? And how much weight would one expect?

Is it true that quitting smoking causes weight gain? If so would it be hard to get off? And how much weight would one expect?

Not Necessarily: You may gain weight -- usu <5 pounds -- bc food actually tastes good. Smoking causes you to lose taste sensation. Also, it creates a "hand-to-mouth" habit which leads some people to replace a cigarette with food. If you are aware of these things, it can keep you from over eating. Also, your lungs will be happier & you can exercise more! The benefits of quitting are far better than a few pounds. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain and water retention?

What causes weight gain and water retention?

Quite a lot!: Hypertension, Heart disease such as valve problems, Pregnancy, Hormone changes, Obesity, Excessive salt intake, Alcohol ingestion, Inflammatory diseases, many medications, and sedentary living / excessive sitting days. I encourage all my patients to live a healthy active life with as little medication as needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more

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I am 34 yrs old woman and on lamotrigine 25mg twice a day. What are the side effects if I conceive. Does it also causes weight gain?

I am 34 yrs old woman and on lamotrigine 25mg twice a day. What are the side effects if I conceive. Does it also causes weight gain?

Relatively minor: You are on a low dose of Lamotrigine and it is likely that you will not experience any new side effects if you conceive. Based on pregnancy registry data, likely safe for babies but not fully clear if any teratogenic risk. It is a weight neutral drug, and will not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Been working hard to be healthy+lose weight.Doc just prescribed 10mgLexapro for anxiety &Im terrified it causes weight gain.Heard many stories abt it!

Been working hard to be healthy+lose weight.Doc just prescribed 10mgLexapro for anxiety &Im terrified it causes weight gain.Heard many stories abt it!

Meditation & yoga: try them + likely safe chelated magnesium 5 days a week. Accept and deal wi reality. U r much better already. All drugs and supplements are poison, including the ones i recommend, be well, use as few as possible. HRS, MD, FACC www.thepmc.org ...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. Shari Jackson
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Cogentin (Definition)

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