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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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How do you prevent stretch marks from losing weight?

How do you prevent stretch marks from losing weight?

You don't.: You get stretch marks from weight gain, not from weight loss. The stretch marks occur because skin is like an envelope that is being filled with fat. When you stretch the envelope, the collagen and elastin support weakens, causing a scar looking stretch mark. Losing weight will not reverse this. ...Read more

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How can you prevent loose skin from weight loss?

How can you prevent loose skin from weight loss?

Skin w/weight loss: Slower weight loss at a younger age usually helps to minimize excess skin. Rapid weight loss may result in extra skin as well. The best suggestion is exercise and nutrition. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight without getting stretch marks?

Can you lose weight without getting stretch marks?

Yes: People generally don't get stretch marks by losing weight. They get stretch marks by gaining weight, because as the skin gets stretched out by increasing body size, there are places in the skin where the collagen connective tissues can't hold it together anymore... Leading to a split under the skin's surface and thus a stretch mark. Dermatologists can help improve marks (laser, infrared therapy). ...Read more

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How to prevent stretch marks during weight training?

How to prevent stretch marks during weight training?

Avoid steroids: Steroids to bulk muscle also cause stretch marks and increase your risk of infection. Avoid steroids completely. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve stretch marks from losing weight?

What can I do to relieve stretch marks from losing weight?

Laser rx: Pulsed dye laser for red stretch mark(inflammatory) fractional laser rx for white stretch mark works better than other products. Pemf helps reduce scarring. ...Read more

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What can be used against stretch marks from weight loss?

Information.: Stretch marks generally do not occur as a result of weight loss. Nost lilely they were there before the weight loss and have become more visible as they become closer together. There is no really good way to treat stretch marks. Surgical excison is the best way as often is done in tummy tuck procedure. ...Read more

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How can I prevent sagging skin when losing weight!?

How can I prevent sagging skin when losing weight!?

See a plastic surgeo: The results from various lasers and other related devices are modest. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent loose skin during weight loss?

Can you tell me how to prevent loose skin during weight loss?

Not really: The best way to try to prevent loose skin is to maintain a good healthy diet and proper exercise program. However, Loose skin can still form depending upon the amount of weight lost. Depending on how much the skin had been stretched previously, it can only recover so much. ...Read more

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How can you shrink thighs, get rid of cellulite and lose weight fast?

How can you shrink thighs, get rid of cellulite and lose weight fast?

Diet & Exercise: Depends on your starting weight and your goal weight but the cornerstone of all management options is diet & exercise. A small subgroup of patients have a familial tendency to being larger from the waist down and these patients do not change dramatically in the lower bodies even with massive weight loss secondary to bariatric surgery. See your dietition & plastic surgeon for your best option. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight after baby without getting stretch marks?

How can I lose weight after baby without getting stretch marks?

Diet/exercise: Stretch marks occur with weight gain, not weight loss. Other than not gaining weight, there is nothing else that has been proven to prevent stretch marks. For weight loss, a well balanced diet and regular daily exercise is by far the best approach. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can prevent excess skin after weight loss surgery?

Can you tell me how i can prevent excess skin after weight loss surgery?

Excess skin: Well, you can't really prevent it. If you are lucky enough to have very elastic skin, you may not have flabby excess skin after loosing weight, but you can't control that. The way i look at it, if you end up with a lot of excess skin, you should be happy, because it means you successfully lost a lot of weight. You can a always have surgery to remove it. ...Read more

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How to lose weight faster and the stretch marks after pregnancy?

How to lose weight faster and the stretch marks after pregnancy?

Weight loss: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. As for stretch marks - that is a tough one. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without getting excess skin?

Morbid obesity?: Except for extreme cases of obesity, a well-paced diet/exercise program should result in a slow and steady loss that has minimal if any excess skin. In the extreme cases, I expect the fat is no less attractive than loose skin and worse for health. Work w/ experts on a plan. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stretch marks? Will loosing weight help?

How do you get rid of stretch marks? Will loosing weight help?

Yes: A person with tummy stretch marks due to being chubby, not from medication side effects nor hormonal problems, can tighten up the tummy muscles and lose weight (if not already slim) to make the marks less visible. The marks will be less visible because they are not pushed apart (width) by a chubby tummy, and because it takes many months to get good tummy muscles (time fades stretch marks). ...Read more

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I am trying to loose weight & i can see stretch marks on my body. How to loose weight without developing stretch marks. How to avoid & lighten them?

I am trying to loose weight & i can see stretch marks on my body. How to loose weight without developing stretch marks. How to avoid & lighten them?

Don't gain weight: Weight loss doesn't cause stretch marks; weight gain does. That being said, stretch marks may become more noticeable after weight loss when the skin is looser, and the different texture & color are more prominent. ...Read more

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How can I prevent excess skin during/after weight loss?

How can I prevent excess skin during/after weight loss?

Slow weight loss: Slow loss of wt like a maximum 1lb a week may be fine.if you lose weight more rapidly sagging skin is more of a problem ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

Can someone tell me how to lose weight fast, and get rid of stretch marks?

Weight loss: Unfortunately, effective weight loss takes time and effort. Through a good diet and exercise program expect to lose 3-5 pounds per month. Carbohydrate restriction (breads, pastas, sugar, beans, rich desserts) may cause a bit more rapid weight loss initially. Consider talking to a nutritionist to get into an effective weight loss program. Vit E oil may help with the stretch marks. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more