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Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,002 doctors shared insights

Losing 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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Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

It can: It can do so secondarily. The disease itself doesn't cause weight loss, but it can make you feel sick and weak and decrease your appetite, which can consequently cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Can cancer itself cause weight loss?

Can cancer itself cause weight loss?

Yes: Tumor cachexia is a condition usually seen in patients with advanced cancer that results in loss of lean body mass. Part of it is due to decreased caloric intake but there is also a hypercatabolic state mediated by certain substances produced by the cancer. Of course, organ damage (like liver) due to the cancer also contributes. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Weight loss concern: History of "weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor. It is unlikely your provider will be satisfied that gastritis is of itself sufficient cause for much loss of weight. Stomach upset due to both inflammation & possible associated delayed stomach emptying is expected, but loss of no more than a few pounds is not expected. Gastritis may be secondary to another disease--a search for which is needed. ...Read more

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Does Accutane cause weight loss?

Does Accutane cause weight loss?

It all depends: I have not seen that Accutane itself causes wait loss. However, a few of my patients on Accutane have told me that they have a decreased appetite. I have never found anything in the literature to back this up. So you may experience weight loss inadvertently if you are eating less because of the medicine. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

No: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Does xenical cause weight loss?

Does xenical cause weight loss?

Minimally: A study comparing this to diet only revealed weight loss of 13.4 pounds in one year with xenical, compared to 5.8 pounds with diet alone. The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy diet combined with 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause weight loss?

Does endometriosis cause weight loss?

Maybe: Stress from pain and chronic inflammation could contribute to weight loss. Must understand however, endometriosis begins at puberty so an y significant problems would not show up suddenly in a 41 year old. Significant weight loss should be evaluated for other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does swelling cause weight gain?

Does swelling cause weight gain?

Yes, fluid retention: Can cause weight to increase but once the fluid is diuresed off - the weight should drop back down. ...Read more

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Does sweating cause weight loss?

Does sweating cause weight loss?

Yes: People do, in fact, lose weight by sweating. However, this loss in overall body weight does not directly lead to long-term body mass reduction, as sweating merely releases liquids within your body’s cells and tissues rather than eliminating fat storage. ...Read more

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Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Does clonazep cause weight loss?

Clonazepam: Nope. This addictive sedative is more likely to cause weight gain than weight loss. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight loss cause your veins to show?

Does extreme weight loss cause your veins to show?

Possible: If you lose enough fat around the blood vessels they can be more prominent. ...Read more

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Does obesity cause hair loss?

Does obesity cause hair loss?

Maybe but ask doctor: A person with obesity and hair loss may have a hormonal problem that a doctor can evaluate. Men with obesity may have higher levels of Estrogens (female-type hormones) due to estrogen produced in fat cells, which could lead to a smaller amount of "masculine-type" body hair. On the other hand, a person could be obese and losing hair, without the two symptoms having any relationship to one another. ...Read more

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Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

It can: The medical term is "cardiac cachexia" - in the advanced stages, people may feel too ill and short of breath to want to eat. Weight loss follows. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Hyperglycemia: Usually not. Weight gain can cause hyperglycemia. Also, taking medication to control hyperglycemia can cause weight gain (especially insulin). ...Read more

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Why does diabetes cause unexplained weight loss?

Why does diabetes cause unexplained weight loss?

In a new case...: In a brand new case of diabetes, especially type 1, people experience excessive thirst, excessive hunger, and excessive urination. Their blood sugar is high, and they "spill" this sugar into the urine. The weight loss can be attributed to this calorie loss, but also to volume depletion, i.e., dehydration. Most type 2 diabetics present more gradually, and will typically be overweight or obese. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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


Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more