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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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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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Can a hormone imbalance cause weight loss and appetite loss?

Can a hormone imbalance cause weight loss and appetite loss?

Weight loss: There are many causes of weight and appetite loss. Do you really know that you have hormone imbalance? You should see your doctor soon and together work out the likely causes of weight and appetite loss. Only then can appropriate management be started. ...Read more

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Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

I'm sorry but: I haven't got a clue what this question means. Consider clarifying the question and re-asking. Take care. ...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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Can rapid weight gain be associated with hair loss?

Can rapid weight gain be associated with hair loss?

Yes : Two things and one cause... The thyroid gland sits on top of the adam's apple. It produces T4 that later gets converted to the active hormone T3 (liothyronine) that acts like the accelerator for energy and metabolism to burn calories & is vital for hair production. So a low working thyroid (hypothyroidism) can manifest with weight gain and hair loss. A big pitfall in medicine is that most docs only order tsh. ...Read more

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Can depression and weight loss be related?

Can depression and weight loss be related?

They can be: A major depression, or even a depressed reaction to a situation can lead to many bodily changes. While some people lose weight when depressed, others gain weight. If you are losing weight without trying, it could be depression related. Check this out with your doc to be certain that you are not having any physical problems. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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Anxiety can cause abdominal pain and weight loss?

Anxiety can cause abdominal pain and weight loss?

Yes: Still, it should be a diagnosis of exclusion. That is, exclude other, physical causes before you decide your pain and weight loss are axiety related. While this is being worked up you can begin to work on relaxation techniques, etc and eventually therapy if needed to help wiith the anxiety. If no physical cause is found you will have already started treating the anxiety. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Would be unlikely: Although some medications can promote weight loss, the 30 lb loss could be very significant if occurred over short period of time. Therefore, see your doctor, and devise a plan to explore what is occurring. This is certainly NOT typical of fibromyalgia. ...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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How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

Lack of emptying: Patients who fast for long periods of time do not empty their gallbladders leading to stasis and gallstones. 1 spoon of olive oil a day i'd the old witches prevention tool. ...Read more

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Migraine problems, weight loss and gains ?

Migraine problems, weight loss and gains ?

See a HA specialist: is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. ...Read more

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Will having slight diabetes cause constipation and weight loss?

Will having slight diabetes cause constipation and weight loss?

DM constipation: DM can cause gastroparesis which is delayed stomach emptying due to neuropathy from diabetes (small vessel damage). Likely the same process that underlies constipation which is a common complaint in DM. Weight loss in DM may occur with some meds (metformin ,Byetta,Victoza (liraglutide) and Canagliflozin) andifone is on a healthy diet . Follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Abnormal : There is something else going on if you have lost 30 pounds without meaning to in 4 months. Heartburn to the point of preventing you from eating is serious enough to warrant close evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Smoking is bad: Smoking by itself can reduce appetite which is why people can gain weight when they stop. However, the loss of weight and appetite can also be of more serious concern in those who have smoked for a while. This is something you should go over with a doctor. Loss of weight in an adult is something of concern if not from active dieting. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more