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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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I am a married woman and is 27 years old. I have been suffering from fatigue and weight loss for the past 4 years. I feel very tired all the time.?

I  am a married woman  and is 27 years old. I have been suffering from fatigue and weight loss for the past  4 years. I feel very tired all the time.?

Multifactorial: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. Also you should be checked for diabetes and cancer. ...Read more

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37 year old female with unexplained weight loss and fatigue. What could it be?

37 year old female with unexplained weight loss and fatigue. What could it be?

Seek medical care: The symptoms which you describe can pertain to many things. Fatigue (tired) can be the result of anything from lack of sleep to imbalance of hormones to infectious/inflammatory processes and so much more. Coupled with weight loss, you could have a more serious condition than aforementioned. It is advisable you seek medical care. ...Read more

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What is a good supplement to take for weight loss for a 42 year old female with hypothyroidism?

What is a good supplement to take for weight loss for a 42 year old female with hypothyroidism?

Few: Consider only 2: Despite decades of work, hunger & wt control too complex. Lot of junk, including widespread food advice, has promoted obesity. Look up & study nusi.Org + videos: “how the government makes you fat”, stossel: “debunking food myths”, “sugar: the bitter truth”, “the skinny on obesity”, etc. Victoza+/-symlin, titrated by user, very safe & ? apatite & wt, fda approved for diabetes mellitus. Tx thyroid. ...Read more

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Does your body stop burning calories during nighttime hours? I am a 48 year old female who works 11:30pm to 7:30am and am concerned about maintaining my weight loss. I was told to eat my meals throughout the day as i had before, regardless that i would b

Does your body stop burning calories during nighttime hours? I am a 48 year old female who works 11:30pm to 7:30am and am concerned about maintaining my weight loss.  I was told to eat my meals throughout the day as i had before, regardless that i would b

Hello. : Hello. Your body continues to burn calories while you sleep. The more you weigh, the more calories you burn. You don't burn as many calories sleeping as you do when you are up and about. I think what the one person may have been suggesting is that if you eat a full meal right before you go to sleep, you are not burning calories as rapidly and the food gets converted to sugar. ...Read more

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61 year old female on Morphine 60 mg for chronic pain I am having a weight loss surgery to loose weight to help my pain.How can I titrate off Morphine?

61 year old female on Morphine 60 mg for chronic pain I am having a weight loss surgery to loose weight to help my pain.How can I titrate off Morphine?

Pain specialist: You may need a pain specialist to help you. Besides using methadone, there are other non-narcotic agents that may help including gabapentin, clonidine, etc. a specialist should help you get weaned off. ...Read more

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Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio. I eat a well balanced diet, mostly vegetarian

Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio.  I eat a well balanced diet, mostly vegetarian

Given : Given you age and bmi, i suggest that you can better manage your weight through careful diet and activity. Currently, there are only limited options for an oral weight loss medication and all have their limitations and side-effects. Phentermine is an amphetamine has been approved by the fda and has been used for many years as a weight loss formula. It is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet and belongs to a class of medications called anorectics. A combination of Phentermine and topiramate (brand name topamax®) or also known as qnexa is under consideration by the fda for approval in 2012. Bontril is another amphetamine-related weight-loss drug, but like any amphetamine, are potentially addictive. Empatic is a combination drug consisting of two already fda approved medications, zonisamide and bupropion, for seizures and antidepressant, respectively - the combination is being tested for weight loss. Some appetite suppressant drugs such as Fenfluramine (also known as fen phen), chlorphentermine, and aminorex induced a heart valve abnormalities as well as pulmonary hypertension. These drugs were eventually withdrawn from the market. Lorcaserin, a selective 5-ht(2c) receptor agonist, produced modest weight loss but was not initially approved by the fda - resubmission is being consider in 2012. The monoaminergic re-uptake inhibitor tesofensine has also been shown to produce impressive weight loss in smaller-scale clinical studies and future tests are planned. The ads you see on the internet are for non-proven weight loss treatments. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 21 year old female, height of 5'2 & weighing around 260 pounds. I have struggled with weight loss. I wanted to know your thoughts on qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)?

Hi, I am a 21 year old female, height of 5'2 & weighing around 260 pounds. I have struggled with weight loss. I wanted to know your thoughts on qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)?

Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate): Hi. Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) is a decent weight loss drug. Your BMI is 47.5, and Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) has not been shown to be effective in a similar patient population as far as I'm aware. I know your weight makes your life very difficult, and my heart goes out to you. Your weight is a serious health risk to you. It would be worth talking with an experienced bariatric surgery group about options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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