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Dysglycemia And Inability To Lose Weight
Hi there I was wondering what I can do with an inability to lose weight after a partial vaginal hysterectomy that was January 9th 2012.
Dont stop trying.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
High am cortisol and hgh. Cortisol am 39.6 with ref range at 4.0 22.0 HGH 11.3with ref range at <8.0 would it explain the inability to lose weight?
Possibly: Were these saliva or blood tests? What are your thyroid tests? It is really difficult to tell without more information. What is your diet and your exercise like? And how long have you been on this diet and exercise regime. How overweight are you and where is the weight distributed? Sorry i can't be of more help now.. ...Read more
I have a ferritin level of 3.3. Despite regular exercise and a healthy diet, I cannot lose weight. Is there a correlation between low ferritin and inability to lose weight?
No: Your ferritin level in indicative or iron deficiency and you should oral iron and multivitamin supplements. Wish you good health!. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pcos...worried about inability to lose weight or putting on weight fast. 22yo 5'4" 140lbs want to lose at least 20 lbs.
You can lose weight: PCOS is commonly associated with being overweight but studies have shown that weight loss can occur in PCOS patients by any number of ways with or without medications. Reduced carbohydrate diets have shown some benefit. Weight loss in PCOS often results in improvement in the symptoms of PCOS such as irregular periods, infertility, excess hair growth. ...Read more
irregular, light periods, unexplainable weight gain/inability to lose weight, low specific urine gravity and hb.
Hypothyroidism: Thank you for informing that you are not pregnant. “irregular, light periods, unexplainable weight gain/inability to lose weight” can be due to Thyroid problems, Eating disorders, Stress, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), or Birth control pill. See Gynecologist for Diagnosis and Treatment See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for your unmet needs, painful feelings and coping skills. ...Read more
My symptoms: no period for 6 months, dark under arms, skin tags, inability to lose weight, low energy. Could this be pcos?
Yes indeed: The loss of period, the dark skin and skin tags under arms (acanthosis nigricans) and the low energy could all point to pcos. However, you will need evaluation by an endocrinologist or gynecologist to be sure and to get proper treatment. Rarely, certain cancers can mimic this as well, so these must be excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it's possible.: First you should speak with your primary doctor. There could be a medical reason why you can't. Maybe you snore and have sleep apnea, if that does not work go see a obesity specialist. You could find one at asbp.Org. The bariatric specialist will evaluate you and will recommend an integrated program including a dietician, counseling, and excercize (such as a 5 min walk to start.) you can do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One you stick with: Need to have ample protein, decreased calorie intake, spend more calories (increase activity). Consumers reports rated diets recently. Dash diet (diet approach to stop hypertension) is a good one: balanced, ample antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, tasty, easy. Can go online. Lots of others. Some want no guesswork-preordered fixed calorie meals, snacks; ok too. Weight watchers, jcraig work too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stop Eating......: This may sound smart alec, but it is accurate; ever seen people not fed who end up overweight, e.g. Concentration camps or starving? 2 rx agents on us market with track record of excellent safety & wt loss are victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes tx (not wt loss per se). Stay away from otc products. Best cut carbs & quantity, study nusi.Org, robert lusting’s sugar: the bitter truth, etc.... ...Read more
Eat less be active: Eat less and be more active. You need to know what your intake of calories are since calories in and calories out does matter. I recommend a visit to a dietician for a full evaluation of your eating habits. Both what you eat and how much you eat as well as a more active lifestyle are important factors that need to be addressed. Best of health to you ...Read more
Gradually is better: Weight that is lost quickly does not usually stay off. Most people will gain back the weight they lost and more. Better to eat 3 moderate meals and 2 healthy snacks a day, eating about every 3-4 hours. Don't try to eliminate all your favorite foods but cut back on the amount. Watch portion size and empty calories like sweetened drinks. Eat when you're hungry and stop when you feel satisfied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change mindset: Weight loss is a challenging but rewarding process. If you want to set yourself up for success and not failure, change your mindset. If you are looking for speed your setting yourself up for failure. You need to think long term, slow and steady is the best way. You are more likely to keep weight off if you think long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lose weight fast: Well, the goal should be to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off permanently. Trying to lose weight rapidly with an extreme "crash" diet is a setup for failure, or the yo-yo effect (when you stop the diet you regain the weight back plus more). Eat healthy (cutting back on carbs and sugar) and do cardiovascular exercise (not walking but running, cycling, swimming, elliptical, zumba, etc). ...Read more
Quick is NOT Best: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories! ...Read more
Fast weight loss: Usually losing weight "fast" involves an unhealthy diet, so there is no best one. One should have a healthy diet that controls the healthy proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to obtain a slow by steady weight loss until opimum weight is obtained. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret.Com or sparkpeople.Com. Drink more h20! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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