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How Does Hyperglycemia Causes Weight Gain
To lose weight:: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
I heard its bad to eat late at night & causes weight gain & I also heard it's a myth & eating late at night WILL NOT cause weight gain. Which is it?
Both: Mathematically speaking, it makes no difference at what time a person eats, because her weight gain only depends on how many EXTRA calories she eats or drinks, above the number of calories she uses each day or each week. In reality, many people gain weight when they eat before bed... because they already ate all the daily calories they need by 8:00 p.m., and the calories after then are EXTRA ones. ...Read more
No: Weight gain is more calories in than out, rather than the temperature. Maintaining a healthy weight is difficult enough without these "pop" superstitions. The best thing to do is get aerobically fit and avoid greasy / salty / sugary foods that folks tend to overeat -- soon these will become unpleasant for you. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Many causes, low met.:
There are many causes of thyroid imbalances but our growing exposure to toxins including Fluoride (yes, fluoridated water causes it), bromine ; mercury is likely the most common cause. See http://bit. Ly/1doksyi ; http://bit. Ly/1ddkbiq for details.
Thyroid hormone controls our metabolic rate like the rate an engine idles. The resultant slow metabolism in hypothyroidism causes weight gain. ...Read more
Is it true that quitting smoking causes weight gain? If so would it be hard to get off? And how much weight would one expect?
Not Necessarily: You may gain weight -- usu <5 pounds -- bc food actually tastes good. Smoking causes you to lose taste sensation. Also, it creates a "hand to mouth" habit which leads some people to replace a cigarette with food. If you are aware of these things, it can keep you from over eating. Also, your lungs will be happier & you can exercise more! The benefits of quitting are far better than a few pounds. ...Read more
Quite a lot!: Hypertension, Heart disease such as valve problems, Pregnancy, Hormone changes, Obesity, Excessive salt intake, Alcohol ingestion, Inflammatory diseases, many medications, and sedentary living / excessive sitting days. I encourage all my patients to live a healthy active life with as little medication as needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more
I am going on Zoloft (sertraline) 25MG, I've heard it causes weight gain. How can I avoid this? I am wanting to lose weight
I am 34 yrs old woman and on lamotrigine 25mg twice a day. What are the side effects if I conceive. Does it also causes weight gain?
Relatively minor: You are on a low dose of Lamotrigine and it is likely that you will not experience any new side effects if you conceive. Based on pregnancy registry data, likely safe for babies but not fully clear if any teratogenic risk. It is a weight neutral drug, and will not cause weight gain. ...Read more
Been working hard to be healthy+lose weight. Doc just prescribed 10mgLexapro for anxiety &Im terrified it causes weight gain. Heard many stories abt it!
If insulin is fat storing hormone then why insulin resistance causes weight gain? If there is resistance then it should not be storing fat? Right?
Interesting question: Insulin resistance is associated with obesity. The exact mechanism by which this occurs is unknown, just like it is unknown why Insulin resistance causes high male hormone levels and irregular periods. One possibility is that there are different levels of Insulin resistance in different tissues, so that high Insulin affects those organs more. ...Read more
What causes weight gain using Zoloft? If you eat the same & exercise, why do people gain on it? What mechanism is involved? Does metabolism change?
Appetite increase: A number of psychiatric drugs, including most SSRIs (with the exception usually of fluoxetine or Prozac) cause an increase in appetite. I am not aware of evidence that they lower metabolic rate. Increasing physical activity and being more careful with eating, particularly craving-driven eating, generally helps. Drinking more water gives you a full sensation in your stomach; also carrots & celery ...Read more
Can probiotic supplements (20 billion/day) intake for 3-4 months cause any metabolic changes which either causes weight gain or loss?
? nonmetabolic: Probiotics probably don't affect your body's metabolism but if they improve significant chronic diarrhea, you could gain some weight on them and improve your overall health. However, research on probiotics is still going on to learn more of their effects. ...Read more
Which of the following causes weight gain, lexapro remeron lyrica (pregabalin) or amityripiline despite exercising and dieting. Many thanks?
Can be a side effect from any of these meds, but remeron (mirtazapine) causes more patients to gain more weight than the others, with amitriptyline also being more notorious for weight gain.
This is not to say that remeron (mirtazapine) or amitriptyline causes weight gain in everyone or that the others won’t cause these side effects. Depression, and other meds, can also cause folks to have difficulty with weight gain. ...Read more
I understand divalproex sodium causes weight gain by affecting insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. What explains the weight gain from gabapentin?
It is unlikely:
Not much calories in it.
For that matter, if it is the oil, not much of it is in the blood when it is diluted over the entire body. If it has effects, it would be just where it is put. ...Read more
Possible: Chronic intake of diazepam has been associated with some weight gain. However, the precise reason behind why this happens is not really fully understood. It's precisely for this reason that any medicine should only be taken at the lowest dose for the shortest period of time that it takes to be effective. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Common idea of?:
Validity. It is impossible to gain mass without taking in more than removed (calories have never been correct issue). Blamming bad, or good, behavior on a single molecule not reliable, though some (Etoh/Opiods/statins/PCN) can powerfully change behavior. Living creatures have so many overlapping control mechanisms which are hard to overcome; a big issue for Big Pharma working to find useful ones.
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