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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off. ...Read more

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Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss ?

Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss  

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Hold your horses: B"sd research NOT on your side: Interest in using HGH for weight loss stems from a 1990 New England Journal of Medicine study that showed injections of synthetic HGH resulted in 8.8% gain in muscle mass and 14% loss in body fat without any change in diet or exercise. Although this study appeared to be promising, many later studies have shown no such benefit. I ...Read more

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Is herbal life shakes good for weight loss?

Is herbal life shakes good for weight loss?

Why?: Who knows, since no one knows what's in them and they are only studied scientifically if people get sick or die after using them. Plus, they won't help you lose weight, gain muscle or anything positive, although your wallet will lose weight. Save your money, and your health. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements. ...Read more

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Tried and true diet pills for weight loss?

Tried and true diet pills for weight loss?

None: There are no totally safe effective diet pills, particularly the otc garbage that's sold in local stores, by your friends, advertised on tv or on the internet. Why look for pills, why not get on a regimen of diet and exercise instead. It actually can work and won't harm you. ...Read more

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Which energy bars for weight loss are considered effective?

Which energy bars for weight loss are considered effective?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Can garcinia cambognia work for weight loss? What are the sideeffects?

Can garcinia cambognia work for weight loss? What are the sideeffects?

Don't waste your $: While garcinia has gotten a lot of attention as a potential weight loss agent, it's not a miracle drug. I encourage you not to waste your $ on quick fixes from a powder or a pill. Garcinia can cause nausea, headache, dizziness, etc. Truly the only answer is eating the right foods & getting exercise daily. It's a lifelong commitment to manage your weight. Eliminate sugar & refined carbs. Skip soda! ...Read more

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Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may increase muscles they do not help endurance in normal males. Talk to a real endocrinologist. If someone is pushing these products to someone who is not deficient in testosterone, growth hormone or thyroid report them to the medical board. See another. ...Read more

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Hello.I have bipolar depression.Quetiazic 300 increase my appetite and weight.Is there any medicine for weight loss other than topamax (topiramate) and metformin?

Hello.I have bipolar depression.Quetiazic 300 increase my appetite and weight.Is there  any medicine for weight loss other than topamax (topiramate) and metformin?

Bipolar: Medicine for weight loss is OK if done properly. You need to see a dietitian who will advise you. Losing a lot of weight in a hurry is not smart. Contact with a trainer would also be a good idea. Regarding Quetiazic you should discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Garcinia. Or Adipex which is effective for weight loss?. 5 foot 174. Help need this weight off

Garcinia. Or Adipex which is effective for weight loss?.  5 foot 174. Help need this weight off

OBESITY: I have had good success with adipex in the morning and Topamax (topiramate) in the evening. I also recommend a gluten free diet (WholeApproach.COM GUTBLISS.COM) and high potency vitamins UBIQUINOL/CARNATINE/RESVERETROL. ...Read more

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Are there any effective detoxification drinks for weight loss?

Are there any effective detoxification drinks for weight loss?

Not in my opinion: Detoxification, especially of "colon" and "liver" are widely thought by non-traditional practitioners to be of benefit, but there is zero evidence in medical literature that any of these techniques (cathartics, purgatives, liver "cleansers") either work or are needed. Some may be harmful. The colon does not carry poisons. A sensible low calorie diet and exercise are what is needed! ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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Can weight loss shakes be safe for teenage girls?

Can weight loss shakes be safe for teenage girls?

Avoid if possible: First of all weight loss for teenage girls can be tricky because while they are still growing and have nutritional needs to support growth and development, many try to cut calories. Be clear if the teen really has excess weight and if so, work with a physician and or a nutritionist to safely and effectively lose weight. Diet, exercise and and healthy habits are better than shakes! ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for constipation and weight gain from it?

See details: You do not experience significant weight gain from constipation. At age 31, you should be evaluated to determine the cause of the constipation. ...Read more

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Please describe the most effective diet for weight loss?

Please describe the most effective diet for weight loss?

The one where: You eat less and are more active, thereby burning up 3500 calories that you don't ingest to lose a pound. Stay away from anything that's hyped. Weight watchers can provide valuable info and support. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

Do hormones prescribed for menopause symptoms cause weight gain?

They shouldn't: Hormones, in general, are weight neutral. If you notice increased appetite on hormones, this may lead to weight gain, as you would be more likely to feed your appetite. Also, sometimes people have water weight gain on hormones, but this is not the norm. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Extreme Weight Gain (Definition)

Extreme weight gain is a clinical finding in which a person has gained a significant amount of weight, and may be due to diet changes, drugs, hormone diseases, or diseases ...Read more


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