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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Pediatrician: Evaluation, might need to be evaluated as well by an endocrinologist for her obesity problem, and an allergist for the chronic cough and the ? Allergic shiners (dark circles under eyes), check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Does sweating make u lose weight?

Does sweating make u lose weight?

Lose sweat weight: Water our sweat is heavy/dense (the only liquid denser than water is mercury, if my memory serves me well). So you may lose a couple pounds on that day, but you'll be back to same weight the next day. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot during my morning walks. I walk fast for an hour. Will this excessive sweating help me to lose weight fast?

I sweat a lot during my morning walks. I  walk fast for an hour. Will this excessive sweating help me to lose weight fast?

Any weight: loss from sweating is due to a relative state of dehydration/water loss and will reverse when you rehydrate yourself. Otherwise saunas would be a great weight loss tool. It is the exercise causing the sweating that will burn calories and help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight from sweating?

Can I lose weight from sweating?

Not from sweating: You will temporarily lose weight with sweating but as soon as you drink your body will replace that fluid. This is not real weight loss since it represents only a temporary shift. Weight loss only comes from burning calories not sweating. If exercise causes you to sweat then weight loss that is real will be from the exercise not the sweat. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot but still I don't lose weight!!! is sweating a lot risky being fat??

I sweat a lot but still I don't lose weight!!! is sweating a lot risky being fat??

No...but: may indicate deconditioning or underlying medical issues: see a physician and consult a personal trainer before undertaking further exertion. Perspiration is one of the ways the body will cool down during and after exercise; however, may be related to other issues. ...Read more

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I m losing weight and while sleeping sweating alone I worried

I m losing weight and while sleeping sweating alone I worried

Weight loss, sweat: Follow up with doc or go to ER this week, These are significant signs. Maybe tuberculosis, lymphoma, infection with abscess, endocarditis. Follow up this week, it is important ...Read more

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Do slimming gels that heat up as you move or exercise to cause excess sweating in fatty areas make you lose weight or do you simply just sweat more?

Do slimming gels that heat up as you move or exercise to cause excess sweating in fatty areas make you lose weight or do you simply just sweat more?

You simply sweat mor: If you sweat enough to be dehydrated you weigh less with the same amount of fat. There is no selective loss of fat except by liposuction. Diet and exercise make you slimmer. This is worthwhile in every way. ...Read more

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How can having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

How can  having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

Hormones: Two hormones, leptin and gheralin are messed up with poor sleep. In this condition they make you want to eat more and eat more carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Sleep meds that make u lose weight?

Sleep meds that make u lose weight?

None : Sorry, but it's a great thought. Would sure kill two very big birds with one stone. Mmmm...., maybe if we all put it on our wish list for the holidays? ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by not sleeping enough?

Not likely, in fact: A lack of sleep messes with two hormones, leptin and gheralin. When they are not regulated they make you want to eat too much and crave carbohydrates and comfort food which will make it very hard to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can sleeping or resting help lose weight?

Can sleeping or resting help lose weight?

Hormones: Two hormones, leptin and gheralin are messed up with poor sleep. In this condition they make you want to eat more and eat more carbohydrates. So getting poor sleep makes you want to eat more and more of the wrong foods. ...Read more

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I on a 1500 calorie diet I workfrom 6-6 will I still lose weight if I eat oatmeal right when I get off work then sleep as long as it in cal range?

I on a 1500 calorie diet I workfrom 6-6 will I still lose weight if I eat oatmeal right when I get off work then sleep as long as it in cal range?

Loosing weight too: fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. Oatmeal is a carb, please eat sparingly. ...Read more

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Is it to have plenty of sleep while trying to lose weight imporant?

Is it to have plenty of sleep while trying to lose weight imporant?

Very: Without proper sleep the regulation of two hormones, leptin and gheralin are messed up. This will cause you to want to eat more and eat more carbohydrates or comfort food. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

Weight loss: You need to have a healthy lifestyle, appropriate sleep and exercise, healthy eating. There is no exact amount of sleep but a good amount can be figured out. On a 2 week vacation, go to sleep at the same time every night, and set no alarm, by the end of the vacation, so long as you have good sleep, you will wake when your sleep need is met. ...Read more

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Will amberen help me sleep & lose weight?

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Will amberen help me sleep & lose weight?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: If u meant ambien, (zolpidem) yes it helps sleep, along with sleep hygiene techniques, but not weight. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could sleeping more help me lose weight?

Thoughts? Could sleeping more help me lose weight?

Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. In an adult, hgh is involved in many pathways involved in maximum tissue and organ performance and minimizes age related breakdown. Remember, it is not necessarily total sleep time but more so the quality and level of delta sleep levels that may be at play. ...Read more

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Working out and changed lifestyle to lose weight. Doc says i need sleep study due to overnight pulse ox reading. Should i be scared?

Working out and changed lifestyle to lose weight. Doc says i need sleep study due to overnight pulse ox reading. Should i be scared?

No: No and congrats on lifestyle changes. A sleep study is a diagnostic aid in helping to determine sleep apnea and if it is mild, moderate or severe. No need to have anxiety. If you are anxious, it may make the sleep study less effective because you may not be able to sleep to help the sleep lab get accurate readings. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?

You can: If you loose weight you more than likely will be able to resolve your obstructive sleep apnea. In rare cases the structure of your adenoid, tonsils and post pharynx might be too big and can also be the cause of your OSA. I do recommend weight loss as a first step and repeating your sleep study. If it is central sleep apnea that is a different etiology. ...Read more

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Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

Starvation: Starvation diets do not work. They actually harm your body, your metabolism and lead to more difficult weight troubles in the long run. You should eat at least 1500 calories day. I like that you are exercising and burning off the excess sugars or fat. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight..?

Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight..?

Wt causes sleep depr: Ivation. Obesity is often associated with obstructive sleep apnea. So it may be that sleep deprivation is the result of weight gain rather than the causse of weight gain. ...Read more

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My gymnastics coach says i need to lose weight. I've tried everything; diet, more sleep, rigorous training. Nothing works! help!

My gymnastics coach says i need to lose weight. I've tried everything; diet, more sleep, rigorous training. Nothing works! help!

You need proper diet: You are not losing weight, you should consult a nutritionist to get proper diet, as to how many calories and what kind and follow strictly and there is no reason in the world that you will not loose weight.It is all mathematical.
You take in less calories than your body needs, you will start loosing weight.1lb loss is equal to negative 3500 calories
resrtict all sugars and carbs more protein
nutriti. ...Read more

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I take 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and 5g of trazadone at night to sleep can I take garcinia to help lose weight?

Garcinia: Is not FDA approved hence side effects and interactions are not well-known. My patients do report that it is ineffective for weightloss ...Read more

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Can't lose weight despite <1000cal/day. TSH 1.9 6months ago. Any advice? (Am also tired despite 9 hours sleep every night and I feel slow /lethargic)

Can't lose weight despite <1000cal/day. TSH 1.9 6months ago. Any advice? (Am also tired despite 9 hours sleep every night and I feel slow /lethargic)

Slow and lethargic: Something is troubling you. Two options:

1: See a psychologist to see if she/he can unravel your concerns.
2: If there is no good response from this please see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more