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Does stress cause you to lose weight?

Does stress cause you to lose weight?

Maybe not: Some people eat less and lose weight when stressed. However, many people eat or snack when under stress, so more stress can lead to more calories eaten. When people try to stay up to study or do work, they often eat or drink to keep themselves stimulated and alert . . . Leading to more calories and weight gain. "de-stressing" by staying up watching tv and eating popcorn also adds calories! ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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


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How does "Topiramate" cause you to lose weight ?

How does "Topiramate" cause you to lose weight ?

Topamax (topiramate): The specific mechanism for weight loss with Topamax (Topiramate) is not well understood. Topamax was originally approved for the treatment of epilepsy. One of the side effects is significant weight loss. Topamax may also lower blood sugar levels which is a benefit for patients with diabetes. Topamax is not FDA approved for weight loss but it is used in an off label capacity. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Yes and no: Very high sugar levels will suppress appetite somewhat. However, as your sugar levels fall from that elevated level, your appetite may be inappropriately triggered. That is the reasoning behind the use of metformin in weight control- it moderates the blood sugar spikes and minimizes cravings caused by high glycemic foods. ...Read more

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Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Yes: Older beta blockers like atenolol can cause weight gain. In the studies, there was about 2-4 lb weight gain on atenolol. Some of the newer ones, like Carvedilol or bisoprolol are less likely to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Why does Depakote cause you to gain weight?

Why does Depakote cause you to gain weight?

Depakote & Wt.: Depakote increases food cravings, hunger & binge eating, suggesting that energy intake might increase. ...Read more

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Can caffeine help you lose weight or does it cause weight gain? I know that it can have an effect on insulin levels.

Can caffeine help you lose weight or does it cause weight gain? I know that it can have an effect on insulin levels.

Insignificant effect: You are aware of the obesity epidemic we have in this country.A significant number of whom,drink coffee daily.Not a magic cure,unfortunately.What works is low carb,low fat,smaller portions,chew your food well,eat to live(not live to eat)and only when hungry. ...Read more

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How do you lose the wight that hashimotos causes?

How do you lose the wight that hashimotos causes?

Levothyroxine: If you've gained weight because of an underactive thyroid gland, then taking levothyroxine to bring your thyroid hormone levels back to normal should help. Once your thyroid hormone levels are back to normal with medication your body won't be hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Can tachycardia cause you to lose weight?

Can tachycardia cause you to lose weight?

No: However, the tachycardia may be reflective of another condition, such as hyperthyroidism, which can cause weight loss. You should see your pcp. ...Read more

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How much weight do you have to lose to have what would be called "unexplained weight loss"?

How much weight do you have to lose to have what would be called "unexplained weight loss"?

More than 5-10 lbs.: Losing more than 5-10 pounds without changing your diet, increasing your exercise, and/or due to increased stress could signal a problem. It can be caused by malabsorption, thyroid disease, tapeworm, cancer, etc. Consult a physician immediately to identify the possible sources of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin cause you to gain weight ?

Does isotretinoin cause you to gain weight ?

Weight gain: Not listed as side effect HOWEVER elevation of serum glucose may occur with isotretinoin and that may contribute to weight gain. Consult with prescribing physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Levothyroxin ovrdose: Yes it will, but it can also make you sick.It can cause palpitation, pounding heartbeat, tremors, chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, leg cramps, diarrhea, and seizures so take it in prescribed dose and under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can diet coke cause you to lose or gain weight?

Can diet coke cause you to lose or gain weight?

It may not do either: But aspartame is mildly toxic and causes a brain change known as "excitotoxicity". This tends to be worse when brain cells are poorly energized-------and that reflects poor diet that could cause weight gain. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to lose weight, but eats regularly, and doesn't exercise??

What would cause someone to lose weight, but eats regularly, and doesn't exercise??

Many cause: Here is a site that lists possible causes of unexplained weight loss: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/unexplained-weight-loss/basics/causes/sym-20050700 ...Read more

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Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Some fat,: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

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Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

I don't think so but: I don't know how or why having gastritis would directly prevent weight loss.The best way to lose weight is a healthy diet (ideally low in sugars and starches) & exercise.If gastritis somehow prevented you from eating healthy foods it could be a factor, but you should be able to eat healthy even with gastritis. However, gastritis is an inflammatory condition & inflammation may contribute to obesity. ...Read more

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Does drinking help you lose weight or can it make you gain weight instead?

Does drinking help you lose weight or can it make you gain weight instead?

That depends: Drinking adequate amounts of water each day can assist with weight loss. Drinking caloric beverages may cause an increase in weight. ...Read more

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