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Increased Appetite No Weight Gain
These are symptoms: of depression, but could be caused by a myriad of physical conditions, which need to be addressed and eliminated first. Start with a visit to your MD, then after that, follow his/her recommendations for further care. You're 16. This is an age of great turmoil--socially, academically, personally. You might need some support to get through it. Hang in there--all adults have done this. ...Read more
Smoking is bad: Smoking by itself can reduce appetite which is why people can gain weight when they stop. However, the loss of weight and appetite can also be of more serious concern in those who have smoked for a while. This is something you should go over with a doctor. Loss of weight in an adult is something of concern if not from active dieting. Good luck! ...Read more
What causes the weight gain associated with anti-depressant drugs: slowed metabolism, increased appetite, increased insulin resistance, other?
All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels are normal, and cortisol is not high in the evening, eating 6 small equal meals, managing stress skillfully, and moving though the day with some thing as simple as pretend jump roping for 60 minutes spread out in 1-2 minute intervals should help. ...Read more
Diabetes: Diabetes also causes excessive thirst, lots of trips to the toilet to pee particularly at night. Go to the doctor, make an appointment for early in the day, don't eat any breakfast and let him or her know you want your blood glucose level tested and to know your hemoglobin a1c. These are the test needed to establish a diagnosis. Diabetes is a very treatable disease, catch it early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Anorexia ( loss of appetite), weight loss and night sweats are symptoms that can result from a serious underlying illness and their presence warrants further investigation. The differential diagnosis is wide and only a doctor can narrow it down and reassure you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more
Sometimes it does: Constipation by itself can increase one's weight by the amount of poop (stool) that is staying inside the intestines. Hormonal imbalances, such as low thyroid hormone, can cause both constipation and weight gain. If one tries to treat constipation by eating more fruits or drinking more juice, the large amount of fruit sugar will lead to weight gain. Persistent constipation needs a doctor's exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy and : A multitude of other conditions. See a doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more
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