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What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

Two possibilities: First reason may be from fluid or salt and water retention from an increase in salt and water. Diuretics may also cause swelling. Heart and kidney trouble may be a concern. Associated shortness of breath; prompt medical need is indicated. Also excess calories or combined excess calories and reduced physical activity could cause excess weight gain. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

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Are there any recommendations for improving weight loss in perimenopausal women?

Are there any recommendations for improving weight loss in perimenopausal women?

Lean muscle: Weight loss occurs only when calories consumed is less than calories burned. Unfortunately with many calorie-restricting diets, the body thinks it is starving and the metabolic rate slows down to conserve resources. Increasing metabolic rate is much more effective. This is accomplished by increasing lean muscle. Challenge yourself, get a trainer, lift weights...It works! ...Read more

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I have swollen tender breast, not pregnant because of tubes tied, not a lot of caffeine/salt intake, no weight gain, no improvements only worsening?

I have swollen tender breast, not pregnant because of tubes tied, not a lot of caffeine/salt intake, no weight gain, no improvements only worsening?

Mastitis/mastalgia: This could be a breast infectiom ( mastitis) caising pain ( mastalgia ). This condition must be promptly treated with an examination, breast ultasound and certainly antibiotics. Consult your private physician asap. ...Read more

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What would cause me to loose significant amounts of weight ( now in three pregnancies) and gain weight after baby while n exclusively breastfeeding?

 What would cause me to loose significant amounts of weight ( now in three pregnancies) and gain weight after baby while n exclusively breastfeeding?

Less activity ?: After delivery, white spending time for breast feeding, it is possible that less time was spent on physical activity. Some mothers increase calory-intake while breast feeding, which also can result in weight gain. ...Read more

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Why is my child having hair loss, binge eating with vomiting after, no weight gain in 6 months, and trouble sleeping? No diabetes.

Why is my child having hair loss, binge eating with vomiting after, no weight gain in 6 months, and trouble sleeping? No diabetes.

Needs a medical eval: Your child needs to be evaluated for an eating disorder. She may require hospitalization to ensure that adequate dietary nutritional needs are met for her age. You can also consider family therapy and individual therapy for her. ...Read more

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Hello.I wanna know what's the real reason for someone who had problem in gaining weight? And is there any way for hardgainer to gain weight?

Hello.I wanna know what's the real reason for someone who had problem in gaining weight? And is there any way for hardgainer to gain weight?

Doctor can evaluate: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Is there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

Is there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

No: There is always a reason for weight gain. If overeating is not the reason, then a medical evaluation for other causes is advisable. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am gaining weight from eating healthy and working out?

Is there a reason why I am gaining weight from eating healthy and working out?

Food & thyroid check: You may be eating healthy but still eating too much. Check your portion size, particularly portions of high carb fruits and veggies. Drink adequate water to burn fat. Muscle is heavier than fat, so you may have extra weight by fat conversion. Have your thyroid tested and be sure your TSH is less than 3.0 for optional thyroid function in your body. ...Read more

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Reasons for weight loss with no apparent reason?

Reasons for weight loss with no apparent reason?

Weight loss: If you are experiencing weight loss of more than 10 pounds for no reason, be sure to see your doctor. Causes could be hyperthyroidism, infections such as hiv, bowel disorders or cancer. ...Read more

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At 169cm, 54kg, I've trouble to gain weight. I hv normal food consumption n still struggling to reach ideal weight. Is there any shortcut for it?

At 169cm, 54kg, I've trouble to gain weight. I hv normal food consumption n still struggling to reach ideal weight. Is there any shortcut for it?

Sounds okay to me!: "ideal weight" is subscience and entertainment; even the body mass index was never intended for individuals, and the new studies show "overweight" healthier with fewer deaths from each category. Your best weight is what looks and feels best to you while you can keep up with peers at the fitness activities you enjoy. And many women love a slim slim, "ripped" man. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read more

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I am in search of a new med for my bipolar/anxiety...Tried several with weight gain issues..are there any that are weight neutral or weight loss? tx

I am in search of a new med for my bipolar/anxiety...Tried several with weight gain issues..are there any that are weight neutral or weight loss? tx

Your Dr's job: Ideally, your doctor knows your overall health and is responsible for this search. Work together to find your best fit and ask for a CBT therapy referral to minimize drug needs. They all can have weight side effects, so you want the least of them possible. Also ask about diet/exercise plans - they'll help w/ all of your concerns. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there anyway to avoid weight gain and hair loss while on tamoxifen ?

Is there anyway to avoid weight gain and hair loss while on tamoxifen ?

Hair loss tamoxifen: Tamoxifen related hair loss is androgenetic due to blockade of the female hormones. One of the first steps we have to treat female (or male) pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. It does not involve any hormones and therefore should not interfere with your treatment of breast cancer. Also, thyroid problems can contribute to hair loss, as can iron deficiency. I suggest having both checked. ...Read more

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Is there a link between endometriosis and weight? Not losing weight even while eating health and exercising

Is there a link between endometriosis and weight? Not losing weight even while eating health and exercising

No: In fact according to a recent study lean women were more likely to get endometriosis. Obese women were actually less likely. http://bit.ly/16qtf4r Human Reproduction, online May 14, 2013 ...Read more

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Is weight gain normal during perimenopause and wil this weight come off?

Is weight gain normal during perimenopause and wil this weight come off?

Sometimes, yes: Weight gain is a factor of declining estrogen ovarian production, decreased thyroid hormone production and metabolism, and estrogen conversion of androstendione to estrone from peripheral fat storage. Caloric restriction, and exercise is tantamount to reducing weight gain during this transition to menopause. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss? Losing 30 pounds in a year span with no excerise or diet, is that normal? Could it be anxiety?

Unexplained weight loss? Losing 30 pounds in a year span with no excerise or diet, is that normal? Could it be anxiety?

Yes, it could.: first, rule out physical. Depression or anxiety both have the shared symptom of unexplained and undesired weight loss or gain. Something in your system is working overtime. Of course, it can certainly be related to other health problems. If the undesired loss of weight is a function of an ongoing low-grade emotional problem, an adult may benefit from asking, "Is something 'eating away' at me?" ...Read more

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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Weight loss: I understand your concern. Follow through with physicians and specialists for possible Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Peptic ulcer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, Malabsorption, Hepatitis or Cancer. See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...Read more

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