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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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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


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Does doxycycline cause constipation and weight gain?

Does doxycycline cause constipation and weight gain?

Reviewed this ;: Was unable to find weight gain or constipation listed as potential side effects for doxycycline. Diarrhea is a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Could constipation cause weight gain?

Could constipation cause weight gain?

Yes: The retained fecal matter can increase the weight of the body. ...Read more

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Will fibroids cause weight gain in belly area.I have 4 small ones but no pain i'm 36.I just have constipation and heavy feeling. I like exercising.

Will fibroids cause weight gain in belly area.I have 4 small ones but no pain i'm 36.I just have constipation and heavy feeling. I like exercising.

No: Small fibroids should not be caudong weight gain drink a lot of fluids and take stool softeners to help with constipation. Continue with exercise speciallu aerobic. Check your thyroid status too, low levels can cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Could evening primrose oil cause weight gain? Could it make me constipated or bloated? I started taking it 2 weeks ago and have noticed this.

Could evening primrose oil cause weight gain?  Could it make me constipated or bloated?  I started taking it 2 weeks ago and have noticed this.

Primrose oil: Stop taking it now and see if your symptoms clear in a few days. If so you know what to do. If not, you need to see your doctor about your symptoms that do not appear to be related to primrose oil. ...Read more

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Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weight gain is a definite possibility ( unless u began dieting seriously @ similar time). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can ecp cause weight gain?

Can ecp cause weight gain?

ECP: What do you mean by ECP? Emergency Contraception Pill? External Counterpulsation? Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy? Etc.? Just not sure what you mean. Please clarify meaning using words vice acronym and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can threptin cause weight gain?

Can threptin cause weight gain?

Threptin: Threptin micromix powder does not list weight gain as a side effect. Eating threptin biscuits could contribute to weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more