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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Extreme Weight Gain (Overview)

Extreme weight gain is a clinical finding in which a person has gained a significant amount of weight, and may be due to diet changes, drugs, hormone diseases, or diseases that cause fluid retention.


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Do some antidepressants caused extreme weight gain?

Do some antidepressants caused extreme weight gain?

Most do, about 25%: Most antidepressants have some risk (about 25% chance) to gain about 10 pounds. How to manage? Monitor your weight and report to psychiatrist. If marked cravings, consider a switch of antidepressant. One group from mit/harvard suggested that a small dose of "carbs" can decrease the cravings due to the serotonin effect of antidepressants. Might try snacks of pretzels, popcorn, rice cracker. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
22 doctors shared insights

Extreme Weight Gain (Overview)

Extreme weight gain is a clinical finding in which a person has gained a significant amount of weight, and may be due to diet changes, drugs, hormone diseases, or diseases that cause fluid retention.


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Extreme weight gain is making me stay home. What can I do?

Extreme weight gain is making me stay home. What can I do?

Weight: I assume that you mean: 1. You are physically hindered from enjoying your life and friends because of mobility problems. And / or2.You are inhibited by your weight gain emotionally, and feel self-blame and embarassement about your appearance.Please find a physician who has expertise in weight management and get a thorough med eval.Have a "good"friend take you to group that is supportive-asbp. ...Read more

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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

If you eat slower, you will not only enjoy the food, but also eat less and not gain weight as much. ...See more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

Anorexia: I do agree with dr. Kuhn, but i believe it is very important to know that anorexia is not really "cured".I believe there is a genetic predisposition to eating disorders, just like alcohol and drug addiction but, with eating disorders, it can be even more difficult because one "could completely stop alcohol and drugs" but a patient must learn to live with "eating" and see expert drs. And therapists. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water weight gain?

How to get rid of water weight gain?

Depends on cause: Usually with sodium restriction and water pills . It's important to investigate why you have water retention and make sure it's not heart failure or some thing serious ...Read more

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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

Avoid buffets if trying to lose weight. ...See more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in a person's body weight. Weight gain can be normal or abnormal, depending on what a person ...Read more