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Doctor insights on: Folinic Acid Used For Genetic Weight Loss Control

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In what rate can genetics affect weight loss?

In what rate can genetics affect weight loss?

This is really about: Metabolic rate, intake and physical activity. The ability to gain, lose or maintain weight really isn't about genetics. ...Read more

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 IBS or hiatus hernia cause weight loss ? If I do gain weight, only my cheeks get bigger, body stays skinny *not genetic. Any tips to gain weight ?

Can IBS or hiatus hernia cause weight loss ? If I do gain weight, only my cheeks get bigger, body stays skinny *not genetic. Any tips to gain weight ?

See your doctor: It is rare to need to gain weight. You may be low normal. To gain muscle instead of fat increase your exercise and protein intake. Work with your doctor and a physical trainer. Your doctor will check you for thyroid issues as well as other abnormalties if you are losing weight with no reason.Often ibs and constipation are emotional problems and you may be focusing on the wrong problem. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a genetic disorder called porphyria (acute intermittent). Am i still able to lose weight?

I just found out I have a genetic disorder called porphyria (acute intermittent). Am i still able to lose weight?

Yes, but carefully: Acute intermittent porpyria, or aip for short, is caused by low levels of the hmbs enzyme. Symptoms include episodes of severe abdominal pain, seizures, muscle weakness, and confusion. Aip is very rare: to lose weight, you should see an expert. Attacks can be brought on by certain drugs, alcohol, stress, infections, and not eating enough. Here is a good link - http://www.Porphyriafoundation.Com/. ...Read more

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How can i know if losing hair caused by losing weight or stress or genetics?

How can i know if losing hair caused by losing weight  or stress or genetics?

Alopecia: of the many causes, some are nutritional. At your age, it is much less likely to be genetic. Do you know how to eat healthy? Iron deficiency anemia is a cause. Time for a checkup with your PCP, and possibly a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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My mom, 60, is on methotrex 10 mg per week and leflunomide 10 mg/day for her r.A. For 1 year. Does she require folinic acid or is folate (folic acid) 5mg/day ok?

My mom, 60, is on methotrex 10 mg per week and leflunomide 10 mg/day for her r.A. For  1 year. Does she require folinic acid or is folate (folic acid) 5mg/day ok?

Folic acid ok!: She will do fine with the folic acid! 10mg of mtx is a low dose. By the way, recent paper suggested that the drugs your mom takes very effective for ra. Just read it today! ...Read more

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What's folinic acid?

What's folinic acid?

Leucovorin: Essentially a vitamin but a reduced form of folic acid. Commonly used in combination with certain chemotherapy drugs when treating cancer. In colon cancer it is used because the tumor is deficient in folinic acid so by replacing it, the chemo works better. When using high dose methotrexate, you have to use this called leucovorin rescue, otherwise the side effects are terrible. ...Read more

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Does birth control stop weight loss?

Does birth control stop weight loss?

No: Birth control stopes pregnancy, but weight loss can continue as long as energy expenditure exceeds caloric intake. ...Read more

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How can birth control affect weight loss?

How can  birth control affect weight loss?

Usually not: Calories in (food) and calories out (excercise) are the controlling factors the pill is usually incidental. ...Read more

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Can i take alpha lipoic acid for weight loss?

Can i take alpha lipoic acid for weight loss?

Alpha lipoic acid: Alpha lipoic acid is unlikely to hurt weight loss efforts but there is very limited amounts of data that it will provide significant benefits. Most analysis of diet related data speaks to the notion that calorie content trumps any micro or macro nutrient in a diet. ...Read more

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Can fast weight loss affect the effectiveness of your birth control?

No: If you are using a reliable method, weight loss will not interfere. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause weight loss? I haven't changed anything in my diet but am losing weight.

Can birth control cause weight loss? I haven't changed anything in my diet but am losing weight.

See your doctor: If you are losing weight, it's best to check in with the doctor, who put you on the birth control pills. They need to be notified. Then, you'll have peace of mind. So will they. They will be able to tell you if your weight-loss is from the birth control pills. ...Read more

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Weight loss not happening even after deit control and running on treadmill daily for about 30 mints?

Weight loss not happening even after deit control and running on treadmill daily for about 30 mints?

Check w/dietitian: You're probably still taking in more calories than you're burning off, even w/your exercise. Check w/ a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more