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I'm 47 and in the last two months i have experienced rapid weight gain (20lbs)... my skin feels so tight.. I'm scared?

I'm 47 and in the last two months i have experienced rapid weight gain (20lbs)... my skin feels so tight.. I'm scared?

U must c ur: Internist before any more wt gain.It could be a low thyroid issue.Something is affecting your metabolism.No significant change in diet or activity level,constipated,depressed,or medication changes?Lots of things to consider and rule out.Don't put off your consultation.All the best... ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Rapid Weight Gain (Definition)

Most women wonder what the ideal amount of weight gain is during pregnancy. The recommended weight gain during pregnancy is generally somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds. The recommended weight gain but it will depend on your weight before pregnancy and other factors that your health care provider will discuss with you. Wherever your starting weight stands, you should not go on a diet, nor should you eat for two or more during your pregnancy. Too little and too much weight gain can lead to problems for both you and the baby in the months ahead. Eating the right foods is much more important than just eating a lot. (See ...Read more


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Rapid weight gain over the last couple weeks. How do you tell if it's fluid ?

Rapid weight gain over the last couple weeks. How do you tell if it's fluid ?

Go see your doc...: Rapid weight gain is best assessed by your doctor who could determine if this is because of retained fluid due to an endocrine (thyroid/adrenal glands), kidney or cardiac problem, or simply because of increased calories.Your doc would ask pertinent questions and perform a physical examination. Shortness of breath, swelling of your legs, feet, abdomen or around the eyes may suggest fluid retention. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain in the last few months?

Rapid weight gain in the last few months?

Need more : Information. How much weight did you gain. What is your height and weight. Any change in activity? ...Read more

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I have a rapid weight gain, swelling, heart palpitations, shortness of breath from high B12 levels. How can I lower this and how long will it take?

I have a rapid weight gain, swelling, heart palpitations, shortness of breath from high B12 levels. How can I lower this and how long will it take?

Not the case: Your symptoms are not from B12 toxicity. 1st, B12 toxicity is rare. 2nd, if you do happen to become toxic, then your symptoms would be numbness/tingling in the hands ; face, panic attacks, insomnia, and maybe rashes. If you already have an overactive thyroid or mitral valve disease, then B12 toxicity may make those worse. Dyspnea would result from worsening mitral disease but you'd lose weight. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

D/w ob-gyn: You should d/w your ob-gyn what is appropriate wt gain for you. Women who are thinner to begin with are expected to gain more wt than women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. ...Read more

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If my periods have disappeared due to rapid weight gain, when will they likely return?

Depends: If you lose the weight you gained this will help, though they might return even at your current weight. ...Read more

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I am not new to diabetes & hav rapid weight gain since starting insulin & work out what can help weight gain with using insulin.

I am not new to diabetes & hav rapid weight gain since starting insulin & work out what can help weight gain with using insulin.

Insulin: And lowering your blood sugar are good, but they can stimulate appetite and weight gain. Make sure you're on as low a dose as possible, and pay extra attention to restricting calories and exercising more to lose weight rather than gaining. Also ask about glp-1 agonist therapy which can reduce glucose, lower Insulin requirement, and help w/weight loss. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain after taking 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for 2 days and stopping it is normal? I've gain 5lbs per month, now i'm 6 months off and 25 lbs more!

Rapid weight gain after taking 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for 2 days and stopping it is normal? I've gain 5lbs per month, now i'm 6 months off and 25 lbs more!

Talk with your dr: Bunny, rapid wt gain with psychiatric medications warrants attention by your dr. This type of wt gain can cause other metabolic problems that can be eliminated by diet, exercise and a med change. There are many alternative medications out there for treating panic and depression. Please visit with your dr. About them. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rapid weight gain at 36 weeks pregnant?

Rapid weight gain: Make a rapid trip to your obstetrician. If things are going OK - most likely - you are fine. If the doctor is even a little bit concerned she/he will take even closer care of you. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...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