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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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Do stretch marks from rapid weight gain ever go away or are they permanent?

Do stretch marks from rapid weight gain ever go away or are they permanent?

Stretch marks: Yes. You can speed the process by using cocoa butter or other skin cream to have them disappear faster. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of stretch marks that have developed as a result of weight gain? Thank you.

How can I get rid of stretch marks that have developed as a result of weight gain? Thank you.

Lotions & creams: Over the counter lotions and creams for pregnant moms to avoid 'stretch marks' can mask some of the elastic 'broken skin' marks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing weight gain (time frame: gradual). The following also describe me: Obesity, Overeating, and Stretch marks. What should I do?

I am experiencing weight gain (time frame: gradual). The following also describe me: Obesity, Overeating, and Stretch marks. What should I do?

Diet, exercise and..: You need a healthier diet but not a crash diet, instead permanent changes. Consider Weight Watchers or Overeaters Anonymous. Exercise too (like a brisk walk for 30 min. Or more at least 4 days/wk). Take a quality multivitamin and 5000 iu of D3 fall and winter. Have your thyroid checked including Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. See https://authoritynutrition. Com/articles/weight-loss/ ...Read more

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What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed. Will I lose the weight?

What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed. Will I lose the weight?

Normalize hormones: Cushing's disease (presumably of pituitary origin) leads to excess cortisol secretion. This leads to hypertension, increased heart size, weight gain, diabetes mellitus, increased infection risk. With normalization of the cortisol levels, there is improvement in the blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and weight loss. Although there may be decrease in fatty tissue, the stretch marks may remain. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent weight gain while on lithium?

Exercise, diet: Lithium is a very effective medication but unfortunately, weight gain is a side effect. Maintaining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet, go a long way in addressing the weight gain associated with lithium treatment. You may also discuss with your prescribing physician to see if a medication change or the addition of another medication to slow down the weight gain is an option for you. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent weight gain on vacation?

Is there a good way to prevent weight gain on vacation?

2 things: While on vacation watch intake of portions of high fat/calorie foods and try to keep up exercise daily, like walking or using the gym at the hotel. Stay away from mentality that I am on vacation so I can eat whatever I want. With this you should avoid weight gain and possibly loose. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent weight gain when on the nuvaring?

Are there any good ways to prevent weight gain when on the nuvaring?

NuvaRing weight gain: Weight gain is a potential side effect with nuvaring. Maintain physical activity, hydrate well and eat a sensible diet. ...Read more

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How do you prevent weight gain from Horizant if you really need to be on it?

How do you prevent weight gain from Horizant if you really need to be on it?

Horizant: The only way to prevent this is to decrease the dose. This is a normal side effect with this medication. It is self limiting (you will gain weight and then stop). ...Read more

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Can metformin prevent weight gain?

Can metformin prevent weight gain?

FOR ABOUT 18: Months or so. Of course it won't prevent weight gain if you eat more than what you burn... ...Read more

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How to prevent weight gain with prednisolone?

How to prevent weight gain with prednisolone?

STEROID INTAKE: What's the reason for your taking cortisone? Are you asthmatic or having arthritis? Try to take the lowest dose and avoid it if possible when not that sick. ...Read more

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What is a good way for a woman prevent middle age weight gain?

What is a good way for a woman prevent middle age weight gain?

Prper diet/Exercise: As you get older your metabolism slows down and if you don't do anything about it you will gain weight. The only way you can prevent it is by proper nutrition and exercise. You have to reduce total calories and eliminate simple sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose, avoid sodas, and consume fats in moderation. ...Read more

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How can I prevent emotional eating and weight gain?

How can I prevent emotional eating and weight gain?

Fitness: Most people have a tendency to overeat for emotional comfort, and this can be hard to control. Your best move is a change in attitude and lifestyle, and especially more time physical fitness activities that you enjoy (it will alter your brain function and make uncontrolled eating less likely) and fitness-focused friends to share meals with & build good habits. Friends give REAL comfort. ...Read more

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I suffer from sporadic pneumothorax because I am a thin tall young male. Is there any way to prevent episodes of pneumothorax? Weight gain helps?

I suffer from sporadic pneumothorax because I am a thin tall young male. Is there any way to prevent episodes of pneumothorax? Weight gain helps?

Yes & no: You should be evaluated by a thoracic surgeon for possible surgical treatment, particularly if you have had recurrent episodes. In proper candidates, vats with pleurodesis may have up to 90-95% success. Lack of weight/being "too thin" is not the problem. Thus, weight gain will not help. Better for you to stay fit. It will be important to avoid smoking including marijuana and tobacco. ...Read more

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If I agree to start taking 1mg Fluanxol again which I know made me pack on weight before... is there anything I can do to prevent the weight gain : (?

If I agree to start taking 1mg Fluanxol again which I know made me pack on weight before... is there anything I can do to prevent the weight gain : (?

Not specifically.: You can only gain weight if you eat. The medication can make you feel better so that you feel more like eating but it does not specifically make you gain weight. If you take the medication and watch your diet and do some regular exercise you should counteract the effect of any weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more