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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Can Advil (ibuprofen) overdose cause hair to fall out or weight gain?

Can Advil (ibuprofen) overdose cause hair to fall out or weight gain?

Not hair loss: It can cause some weight gain as you can retain fluids from it, but your kidneys are the main thing to worry about, so be cautious. It can also lead to stomach issues. If you are gaining weight and loosing hair, and needing large amounts of advil, (ibuprofen) then you may need to get checked out for this confluence of symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if i was takin Advil (ibuprofen) since 2weeks bcuz of toothache.I'v gained weight :|, is it bcuz of advil (ibuprofen)?

What to do if i was takin Advil (ibuprofen) since 2weeks bcuz of toothache.I'v gained weight :|, is it bcuz of advil (ibuprofen)?

Probably not: Weight gain due to taking advil (ibuprofen) is not a reported side effect, nor have i encoutered that complaint in general practice. Your toothache may prevent you from eating healthy/quality food, which could open the door to gaining weight though. ...Read more

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42 yo male. Obese. Lost 7# last 3 days. Quit 600mg x 3/day ibuprofen habit 4 days ago. Water weight? In aug. Lost 20+ same circumstance. Gained back.

42 yo male. Obese. Lost 7# last 3 days. Quit 600mg x 3/day ibuprofen habit 4 days ago. Water weight? In aug. Lost 20+ same circumstance. Gained back.

NSAIDS: Nsaids like Ibuprofen can cause fluid retention and even edema in some patients as well as raising blood pressure. Unless you also reduced calorie intake after stopping ibuprofen, then some of that could have been fluid loss although 7 lbs would be a lot of fluid retention over 3 days. Next time you take Ibuprofen follow a low salt diet. ...Read more

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Is an 8kg weight gain at 26 weeks ok? I started at 62 kg

Is an 8kg weight gain at 26 weeks ok? I started at 62 kg

Yes: It sounds like you are on track with normal weight gain. However, weight gain is less important than fetal growth and weight gain. The better question to ask your OB provider is, "Are my fundal heights appropriate and did my US show adequate growth?" There seems to be an obsession with weight gain in pregnancy and honestly many women gain too much. Keep up a healthy diet and congrats. ...Read more

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Having weight gain, could I have hypothyroidism?

Having weight gain, could I have hypothyroidism?

Yes, check it: Weight gain is one of the symptoms of hypothyroidism (as well as hair loss, heavy periods, dry skin, dry hair, constipation, depressed mood. The easiest way to get it checked is seeing a doctor, having your tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels checked. If normal, then you got to look into other causes of weight gain. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm paranoid about weight gain (seroquel)?

What to do if I'm paranoid about weight gain (seroquel)?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) tends to be one of the more weight neutral of the atypical antipsychotics. Weight gain occurs 3%-7% vs 0%-1% for placebo. Tell your psychiatrist about your concerns. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes three weeks ago and I am concerned weight gain?

I quit smoking cigarettes three weeks ago and I am concerned weight gain?

Just don't smoke!: It's one of the biggest reasons why smokers go back to smoking: weight gain. It's because you are no longer getting nicotine-- an effective appetite suppressant and can mildly boost your metabolism. When they quit, people feel anxious and are used to having something in their mouth so they tend to eat more. Even so, smoking is so much worse for you than gaining a few pounds, it's not even close ! ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent weight gain while on oral steroids for my asthma?

What should I do to prevent weight gain while on oral steroids for my asthma?

Low calorie foods: Oral steroids do increase appetite. Weight gain can be limited by eating low calorie foods such as lots of vegetables and salads but watch the high calorie dressings. Oral steroids also cause salt retention which holds fluid in your body so limiting salt intake will decrease fluid retention/puffiness. Oral steroids should be taken for the shortest time possible. ...Read more

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I ate like 4-5 banana a day. Will it cause weight gain and cause sleepiness ?

I ate like 4-5 banana a day. Will it cause weight gain and cause sleepiness ?

Wow!: 4 to 5 bananas a day is a lot of sugar. Yes, you can gain weight if your total calories are also high. However if you maintain low total calories it is Ok. It doe snot cause drowsiness. However, some people sleep better if they get enough carbohydrates specially as fruit sugar. ...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


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