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Unintentional weight loss my unintentional weight loss, has been going on for a month now. Many people I know, have been concern about my drastic weight. I went from a size 40 waist to a 36, had to buy new pants.... And I have strange taste in my mouth

Unintentional weight loss my unintentional weight loss, has been going on for a month now.  Many people I know, have been concern about my drastic weight. I went from a size 40 waist to a 36, had to buy new pants.... And I have strange taste in my mouth

Hello. : Hello. Don't know if you follow your blood sugars or not. Recommend that you be evaluated by your physician to determine the cause of this weight loss. This does not sound normal and is important to determine the etiology. ...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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Unintentional weight loss my unintentional weight loss, has been going on for a month now. Many people I know, have been concern about my drastic weight. I went from a size 40 waist to a 36, had to buy new pants.... And I have strange taste in my mouth

Unintentional weight loss my unintentional weight loss, has been going on for a month now.  Many people I know, have been concern about my drastic weight. I went from a size 40 waist to a 36, had to buy new pants.... And I have strange taste in my mouth

A : A medical evaluation is in order here. You could be dealing with a thyroid issue, diabetes, malignancy, infectious process, etc. It is very hard to say without a complete history and physical. Please see your primary care provider.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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60yr. Old male burns when urinates. Extreme thirst. Sudden weight loss. Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

60yr. Old male burns when urinates. Extreme thirst. Sudden weight loss. Dry mouth. What could be wrong?

Many things: These symptoms are quite significant and require immediate assessment by a doctor. Diabetes, among many other conditions need to be looked for. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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The Best way to stop snoring? Weight loss done. Smoking stopped. Alcohol stopped. Nasal strips tried. Mouth guards tried. Nothing has worked

The Best way to stop snoring? Weight loss done. Smoking stopped. Alcohol stopped. Nasal strips tried. Mouth guards tried. Nothing has worked

Consider sleep study: You may want to consider undergoing a sleep study to observe how you sleep and also to take measurements to see if you have obstructive sleep apnea = a condition where your airway is more obstructed only during sleep causing the sound of snoring. If you have this condition the best treatment is a breathing machine called cpap, which helps to keep the airway open and eliminate the snoring. ...Read more

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I had a tympanic neurectomy to help stop mouth watering, now severe vomiting and 80 lb weight loss in 4 months. What can I do?

I had a tympanic neurectomy to help stop mouth watering, now severe vomiting and 80 lb weight loss in 4 months. What can I do?

Emergency: You should see the doctor that performed this proceedure immediately. If this is not possible please go to the emergency room to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

Could be diabetes: — with the classic "three "p"s present. Polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria. Do you have a appetite and consume large quantities of food and still are losing weight? Are you urinating very frequently? Of course other conditions can cause xerostomia, weight loss, and fatigue. So the best approach is to see a pcp and have a workup. ...Read more

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Small little bumps in the inner cheeks of my mouth followed by rapid weight loss and irregular heart beat

Small little bumps in the inner cheeks of my mouth followed by rapid weight loss and irregular heart beat

Be seen! : Rapid weight loss and irregular heartbeat are both very concerning! Please see your primary md asap! Likely he/she will start with laboratory eval and cardiac work up. ...Read more

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Can a bad tooth cause, trouble urinating. Weight loss and a lot of back pain. Been in mouth for three yrs its black one side, big lump high gum?

Can a bad tooth cause, trouble urinating. Weight loss and a lot of back pain. Been in mouth for three yrs its black one side, big lump high gum?

Have it checked.: It will be worth your trouble to see your doctor and have it checked out. It has been there long enough and with the wt loss and back pain and trouble urinating you want to make certain you are OK ...Read more

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Rapid weight loss, breast abscess lump in right breast dry mouth extremely tired have sin 1 pap result and migraines cause?

Rapid weight loss, breast abscess lump in right breast dry mouth extremely tired have sin 1 pap result and migraines cause?

See your PCP: For evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Bitter taste in mouth correlated to losing weight?

Bitter taste in mouth correlated to losing weight?

May be from fasting: Fasting leads to ketones which changes the breath odor and taste. An empty stomach can also allow bile reflux and bile is bitter. ...Read more

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I've been having this cough, furry tongue, weight loss etc. What could it be?

I've been having this cough, furry tongue, weight loss etc. What could it be?

Cough: Coughing is not pleasant nor easy. That said, a visit to the nearby Emergency room should be able to get your issues under control. ...Read more

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Anyone heard of thin lips weight loss lip gloss?

Anyone heard of thin lips weight loss lip gloss?

Not effective: This contains hoodia, which is supposed to curb appetite when the root is eaten. There is no published scientific proof that putting hoodia on the lips causes weight loss in people. If there is any effect, it is mostly due to the placebo effect (you think something will work and subconsciously change behavior which produces mild weight loss). ...Read more

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Puss coming from gums if I press on it on one side teeth are bad weight loss?

Puss coming from gums if I press on it on one side teeth are bad weight loss?

See dentist ASAP: Pus coming out of your gum is not normal or healthy. You need to have this treated before the infection spreads. Dental infections left untreated not only can cause tooth loss but can lead to increased risk of heart attack and stroke. If they spread to the rest of the body they can even cause death. Do not wait seek treatment from a dentist ASAP! ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head? And dizziness? + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head? And dizziness?  + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Re-evaluate: Tingling, heat, and dizziness are all possible symptoms of low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Aldactone (spironolactone) that you are using as an anti-andorgen could be contributing to these symptoms. Eating 6 equal small meals, staying hydrated, movement through the day, and a good night sleep might help. ...Read more

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I used slimming capsules for weight loss for 14 days but during and after taking it I felt so weak,drowsy, extreme back head pain and pulse, bad mood?

I used slimming capsules for weight loss for 14 days but during and after taking it I felt so weak,drowsy, extreme back head pain and pulse, bad mood?

Sounds like: You may be experiencing a LOW BLOOD SUGAR!!! STOP the "SLIMMING" PILLS!!! And obtain a safe weight loss method from a Health Care Professional!!!!!!
BTW It may be useful to have your blood sugar tested especially if you have a Family History of Diabetes!!!

BE WELL Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Will removing tonsils and weight loss will improve my sleep if I have sleep apnea?

Will removing tonsils and weight loss will improve my sleep if I have sleep apnea?

Weight loss: Weight loss alone will make a huge difference and will have many other health benefits as well. Weight loss is a difficult task though. ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing and weight loss and from time to time I vomit what I eat it just happens and I still have a lot of saliva I’m scared what is this ?

Trouble swallowing and weight loss and from time to time I vomit what I eat it just happens and I still have a lot of saliva I’m scared what is this ?

Weight loss: that is unintentional needs to be investigated by your doctor. There are many possibilities. Please do not let your mind run away w/you. Please visit your doc and he/she will help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain, burning sensation in my chest that comes and goes. My teeth have felt very awkward along with weight loss. Any suggestions?

I have upper back pain, burning sensation in my chest that comes and goes.  My teeth have felt very awkward along with weight loss.  Any suggestions?

See doctor: You should call you doctor and be evaluated. There are many causes for these symptoms. It soulnds like this has been going on for a while so get yourself checked out. ...Read more

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My brothers symptoms are severe weight loss vomiting headaches a white tongue which trembles. He is also very tired and has a lot of mood swings.

My brothers symptoms are severe weight loss vomiting headaches a white tongue which trembles. He is also very tired and has a lot of mood swings.

See below: Please take him to see his primary care provider asap. He needs to be looked at and full work up should be done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe coughing with blood aggravates at nights, weight loss, mild diabetic, spine n head ache, mild fever. Sin.3mnth, ESR 70, xray negati, sputum negative?

Severe coughing with blood aggravates at nights, weight loss, mild diabetic, spine n head ache, mild fever. Sin.3mnth, ESR 70, xray negati, sputum negative?

Wt loss, fever,pain: Not enough specific information. Sputum negative for bacteria, afb, fungus? No h/o emhysema or bronchitis! On no meds? Is it from lung or stomach at night? Serious symptoms wt loss, high sed rate, fever ; back pain. Tb of spine, clot, fungal, tight mitral valve, wegner's granuloma ; primary or secondary cancers work up needed. Please see your doctor for good history, thorough exam ; exhaustive work up. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain both sides above pelvis below ribs. Pain in legs head pain weight loss?

Sharp stabbing pain both sides above pelvis below ribs. Pain in legs head pain weight loss?

Need evaluation: Without more details its impossible to even speculate what might be going on. I strongly urge you to see your physician soon for complete evaluation. Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck. ...Read more

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10 yr old girl symptoms : fatigue, increase urination, increase in hunger, blurred vision, head / back ache, weight loss, what could cause this?

10 yr old girl symptoms : fatigue, increase urination, increase in hunger, blurred vision, head / back ache, weight loss, what could cause this?

Urgently evaluate: It is difficult to diagnose from such little information! However, a number of the signs and symptoms suggest that diabetes needs to be excluded. Type 1 diabetes, the most likely at this age, can be a life threatening illness. Please take her to a pediatrician or the er as soon as possible ...Read more

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Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)? Normal CBC. Low-end salivary cortisol. Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination. More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)?  Normal CBC.  Low-end salivary cortisol.  Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination.  More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Rule out diabetes: And not diabetic? Doubt cancer. And why would you have adrenal failure out of the blue? Not a chronic steroid user, are you? Or had recent infection? Sounds like you need to see an endocrine if your PCP can‘t figure it out. Could be an autoimmune thing, too. ...Read more

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Painless muscle twitches tinging in body weight loss dizzy spells no fatigue no muscle weekness not much sleep bone cracking foggy head somtimes?

Painless muscle twitches tinging in body weight loss dizzy spells no fatigue no muscle weekness not much sleep bone cracking foggy head somtimes?

Need more info: Your symptoms are not specific enough. What is your age prior medical problems, meds taking right now.you would be better served going to a primary care physician and get checked out with a simple blood test too. ...Read more

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I have been drastically losing weight the last 3 months, night sweats, fatigued to the point that I can barely go most days. Last few nights my head s?

I have been drastically losing weight the last 3 months, night sweats, fatigued to the point that I can barely go most days. Last few nights my head s?

Question cut off: But if there is unintentional weight loss combined with night sweats and fatigue, it is essenttial that this be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Yes just search tongue patch surgery. Medical docors are stitching a plastic square on tongues to cause pain when eating to lose weight. Legal how?

Yes just search tongue patch surgery. Medical docors are stitching a plastic square on tongues to cause pain when eating to lose weight. Legal how?

Tongue patch surgery: Personally, I think that's a ridiculous way to lose weight. Why not just eat less and exercise more? No one forces these patients to undergo the surgery. As a kid I used to hear 'just because someone else jumps off the root, doesn't mean you have to'. I guess some people are just desperate. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more