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How Long Does Rapid Weight Gain Associated With Preeclampsia Last
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes : Two things and one cause... The thyroid gland sits on top of the adam's apple. It produces T4 that later gets converted to the active hormone T3 that acts like the accelerator for energy and metabolism to burn calories & is vital for hair production. So a low working thyroid (hypothyroidism) can manifest with weight gain and hair loss. A big pitfall in medicine is that most docs only order tsh. ...Read more
Lose muscle/gain fat: First, some weight variation is normal, particularly for women with working ovaries. Varying weights within a 10 pound range is not alarming. More than this, however, and it is likely that a person is losing mainly muscle and gaining mostly fat. With each cycle, the metabolism slows a little bit more making it likely the person doesn't get as low as before, and goes up a little higher each time. ...Read more
Can a short and rapid weight gain (27 pounds in 3 months) cause any later complications if you diet back to original weight afterwards?
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