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Gaining Weight For No Reason In Women
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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?
What would cause me to loose significant amounts of weight ( now in three pregnancies) and gain weight after baby while n exclusively breastfeeding?
I've been losing weight for a year now but can't seem to lose belly fat are there any foods aid with losing weight in the midsection..?
22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?
Why is my child having hair loss, binge eating with vomiting after, no weight gain in 6 months, and trouble sleeping? No diabetes.
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
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
Funny: He should be watching his weight just like you are. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is there a link between endometriosis and weight? Not losing weight even while eating health and exercising
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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