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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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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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?

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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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


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Perspiration (Definition)

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