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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis..?

Does high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis..?

Yes: If untreated, the fever and weight loss persists and is responsible for the classic "consumption" picture of tuberculosis. If you have been treated, however, and are still experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor again for a recheck. ...Read more

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What is the new regime for intestinal (stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing weight and appetite only

What is the new regime for intestinal
(stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing  weight and appetite only

No new regimen: Ripe is the standard. There is a real problem. Ulcers are something else and weight loss indicates that there is a problem that is not fixed. You need to see a specialist asap. ...Read more

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Does manstrubation causes weight loss of body?

Does manstrubation causes weight loss of body?

A tiny bit: You will lose the amount of weight that is the weight of the semen you ejaculate! ...Read more

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Does topomax cause weight loss?

Does topomax cause weight loss?

Yes: Although it is an epileptic and a migraine preventive medication, weight loss is one of a common side effect. ...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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How do diuretics cause weight loss?

How do diuretics cause weight loss?

Increase urination: Diuretics are a class of drugs that cause the kidneys to excrete a larger volume of urine. This can be a beneficial effect in patients with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or soft tissue fluid retention.These are not generally used for weight loss except in those individuals retaining extra fluid.Can cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities in normal pts trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Does staterra really cause weight loss?

Does staterra really cause weight loss?

Yes: Weight loss in one of the side effect due to this medication. For some people, this may be a good thing. For many people, however, unintended weight loss can be a problem. For example, weight loss can be a problem in growing children. ...Read more

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Cand diverticulitis cause weight loss ?

Cand diverticulitis cause weight loss ?

Diverticulitis: Yes, if it is more chronic , such as c.Difficile colitis .Most forms of 'infectious colitis' are treatable and/or spontaneously get better.Crohns colitis or ulcerative colitis also can lead to weight loss.It all depends on what type of colitis you have. ...Read more

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Can ipill cause weight loss?

Can ipill cause weight loss?

If you mean: The emergency contraceptive, it doesn't not cause weight loss. It can however prevent the weight gain associated with an unwanted pregnancy. Protected sex, however, is cheaper, safer and more effective. ...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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Can metformin cause weight loss?

Can metformin cause weight loss?

Yes: For some medical weight loss programs metformin is used for weight loss has to be done under physician supervision. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause weight loss?

Can shingles cause weight loss?

Shingles: I am unaware that shingles causes weight loss specifically. However, if you have chronic pain from it that will cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Can green tea cause weight loss?

Can green tea cause weight loss?

No: But there are questions about anti-oxidants in it the main idea to me, is that if you are doing things to improve your health like green tea, you are likely to do many things to improve your health. ...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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Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

Possibly...: There is a possibility that gerd (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) could lead to weight loss if the severity of the illness was so severe that you were being malnourished as a result. If you have frequent symptoms of acid reflux despite treatment with over the counter or prescription medication you need to contact a gastroenterologist and have an exam and upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause weight loss?

Can constipation cause weight loss?

No: It won't cause weight loss but it will deplete water, electrolytes, and increase risk of infection and intestinal damage. ...Read more

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Can my weight loss be caused by hiv?

Can my weight loss be caused by hiv?

Possibly: One symptom of HIV infection can be unexplained weight loss. It is important to note that there are many other possible reasons for weight loss. If you are concerned that you could have HIV and that HIV might be causing unwanted / unexplained weight loss, then please get tested for hiv. Testing will give you valuable information and results may allow you to make important decisions. Be safe. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed cause weight loss?

Does smoking weed cause weight loss?

No: There's been some news recently about a chemical derivative from cannabis that may speed metabolism and therefore cause weight loss. But this has never been shown in humans, and it actually works *opposite* the usual effect of weed increasing appetite ("munchies"). See this article for a good explanation: http://tinyurl.Com/anj5963. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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