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Extreme weight gain is making me stay home. What can I do?

Extreme weight gain is making me stay home. What can I do?

Weight: I assume that you mean: 1. You are physically hindered from enjoying your life and friends because of mobility problems. And / or2.You are inhibited by your weight gain emotionally, and feel self-blame and embarassement about your appearance.Please find a physician who has expertise in weight management and get a thorough med eval.Have a "good"friend take you to group that is supportive-asbp. ...Read more

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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Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild increase in weight. Basic testing by your doctor might also check for deficiencies in thyroid, iron, b-12, as metabolic causes for weight gain. ...Read more

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Do some antidepressants caused extreme weight gain?

Do some antidepressants caused extreme weight gain?

Most do, about 25%: Most antidepressants have some risk (about 25% chance) to gain about 10 pounds. How to manage? Monitor your weight and report to psychiatrist. If marked cravings, consider a switch of antidepressant. One group from mit/harvard suggested that a small dose of "carbs" can decrease the cravings due to the serotonin effect of antidepressants. Might try snacks of pretzels, popcorn, rice cracker. ...Read more

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Can the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

Can the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

Not directly: The abortion pill contains an agent that blocks progesterone, then another which causes the uterus to contract. There is nothing to expect long term effects on hormone status and weight gain. Sometimes, there is "post-abortion depression" which can lead to weight gain. Otherwise, it is wise to check with your gynecologist for thyroid and hormone levels. ...Read more

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How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

How to avoid extreme weight gain after anorexia cure?

Anorexia: I do agree with dr. Kuhn, but i believe it is very important to know that anorexia is not really "cured".I believe there is a genetic predisposition to eating disorders, just like alcohol and drug addiction but, with eating disorders, it can be even more difficult because one "could completely stop alcohol and drugs" but a patient must learn to live with "eating" and see expert drs. And therapists. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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