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I Keep Gaining Weight For No Reason
Lately I've been off my food, tired, gaining weight for no reason and sharp pains in the upper right adomen what could it be?
Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen by a doctor and fully evaluated. Not all of your symptoms seem to fit a specific single pattern, but without more data it is impossible to say. Go see your pcp and they may refer you to a GI doctor. This can be gall bladder disease, but you are a little young for that. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been getting headaches and gaining weight for no reason, don't eat much, my aunt died of a brain tumor, is it possible i could have one?
Headache causes: There are many causes of headache. Given symptoms of headache and weight gain, possible that there could be something affecting the pituitary gland. This is something that should be discussed with your physician who would likely arrange for some form of brain imaging study. ...Read more
Possibly: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone), cushing's syndrome (too much cortisol), med side effects, inactivity, fluid retention; there are many reasons why weight could increase despite not eating much. Regardless, apart from retaining too much fluid (eg. Congestive heart failure), if weight is increasing, it is because the number of calories exceeds the body's need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carbs: Usually, carbohydrates are the culprit. See if you carbs are too high in your diet. Count calories and exercise more to burn off more calories than you take in. Underlying conditions like thyroid disorders, diabetes, depression, can all make you gain weight too. See doc for eval if you keep gaining and can not lose. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Multi-factorial: In it's simplest explanation, to gain weight you need to take in more calories than you are using. This will vary depending on your current weight, stature, and development. Discuss this with your doctor who can review your growth curve to help guide you. ...Read more
Questions!: What is eating "right?" many people think they are but are not. But, apart from that issue, exercising increases plasma volume (2-3 lbs), and will add muscle mass. This may be hiding body fat loss! i always measure body fat for patients on a diet/exercise program to document this! i would have this done, because cyou want to see increased leaness, not fat%. ...Read more
Possibly hirsute sum: For a female this is often a symptom of overproduction of androgen, or male-type hormones. A condition caused polycystic ovarian disorder often causes these symptoms, along with very sporadic menstrual cycles. Check this out with your doctor; typical evaluation may include hormone levels and a pelvic ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello.I wanna know what's the real reason for someone who had problem in gaining weight? And is there any way for hardgainer to gain weight?
Doctor can evaluate: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
Weight gain: You son can gain weight by 3 methods. He could be gaining weight to increased fat production due to ingesting too many calories. He could also gain weight due to muscle (m) formation due to his exercising and increasing his m mass. He could also be forming edema, water, that would increase his weight. A pound (p) of water weighs the same as a p of fat or muscle. Which do you think is the cause? ...Read more
Food & thyroid check: You may be eating healthy but still eating too much. Check your portion size, particularly portions of high carb fruits and veggies. Drink adequate water to burn fat. Muscle is heavier than fat, so you may have extra weight by fat conversion. Have your thyroid tested and be sure your TSH is less than 3.0 for optional thyroid function in your body. ...Read more
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