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Want to lose weight?

Want to lose weight?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball (fruits have sugar). Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories.

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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

Severe and ongoing!: Sort-term and small-amount changes in weight are not the issue (you consume ounces per meal, drink ounces per day, and eliminate via stool and urine). But weight loss that starts to become visible and ongoing when eating and exercise habits have not changed would be something to be concerned about. 2 pounds in a week doesn't rise to that level--yet! If you have other concerns, see your md.

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What could unexpected weight loss be a symptom of?

What could unexpected weight loss be a symptom of?

Get medical check up: There are two conditions that come to mind when there is such as weight loss: Overactive Thyroid gland or Internal malignancy (Cancer). Depression and diabetes are other, less common causes of unexpected weight loss. It is essential to go see your doctor for a check and full evaluation to check into the above possible causes.

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My friend is convinced he has a bunch of medical symptoms he doesn't appear to have like major weight loss. He's not a liar, why is he saying this?

My friend is convinced he has a bunch of medical symptoms he doesn't appear to have like major weight loss. He's not a liar, why is he saying this?

Hypochondria?: There are a few possibilities, starting with hypochondria, unfounded worries of being sick or having a disease. Some people complain for care or attention. More severe would be an unshakeable conviction of something that is plainly untrue (ie, a delusion). If your friend is open to psych evaluation, that might clear things up.

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I have most of the symptoms of celiac disease except for weight loss, so should I get tested?

I have most of the symptoms of celiac disease except for weight loss, so should I get tested?

Yes.: Yes. Other disease states have symptoms similar to celiac disease. Some have the potential to be more serious than gluten enteropathy. Beyond simple testing I recommend that you make an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation by your primary care physician.

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Will high anxiety cause weight loss even when eating normal or more then normal? No other symptoms.

Will high anxiety cause weight loss even when eating normal or more then normal? No other symptoms.

Yes.: High anxiety has many symptoms, such as constant worrying, increase in metabolism from the anxiety, agitation with increase in activity such as pacing, restlessness, and poor sleep. Make sure, though, that see your doctor to rule out a thyroid problem.

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I lost 64 lbs since march. I thought it was cuz of change of diet. But now I'm wondering. If you had cancer could weight loss be your only symptom?

I lost 64 lbs since march. I thought it was cuz of change of diet. But now I'm wondering. If you had cancer could weight loss be your only symptom?

Not likely with 64: Lb loss. Weight loss may be the presenting symptom of a cancer, but loss of 64 pounds is likely to have been accompanied by other symptoms, and findings. Do you have any weakness, palpable mass in any site, anemia, bleeding from any opening, pain, fever and loss of appetite? You could do a self trial by changing your diet to see if you gain weight, or better yet see your doctor.

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Sudden weight loss several months BMI 16.5 heigth5''6 o results from tests bad symptoms what should I do? Something is very wrong feel like I am dying

Sudden weight loss several months BMI 16.5 heigth5''6 o results from tests bad symptoms what should I do? Something is very wrong feel like I am dying

See Your Doctor: You could have a number of conditions including hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid), adrenal gland failure, diabetes. Your doctor should be able to tell by the symptoms that you are having. Gastrointestinal disease can also be a cause. See your doctor asap.

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Weight loss and sweat at night. Are these the main and common symptoms of hiv?

Weight loss and sweat at night. Are these the main and common symptoms of hiv?

Not necessarily: While night sweats and weight loss are common symptoms of chronic HIV infection, these symptoms are very nonspecific. This means that other infections like a severe flu or tuberculosis or even cancer may cause these symptoms. Anyone who has HIV may have different symptoms/manifestations of their hiv. While most may have nights sweats and/or weight loss, some may have fevers or oral thrush.

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Is weight loss the main sign of celiac disease? What are the other signs and symptoms?

Is weight loss the main sign of celiac disease? What are the other signs and symptoms?

Many: Due to malabsorption of nutrients, iron and/or B12 deficiency are common leading to fatigue and nerve damage. Abdominal pain is common when exposed to gluten. If gone untreated for long, death may result.

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I have recently been diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. I was wondering if weight loss would also help releave some of my symptoms?

I have recently been diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. I was wondering if weight loss would also help releave some of my symptoms?

Suggest: You are best advised to become as physically fit as possible, and to do so suggest: low fat, low salt diet; aerobic exercise several times weekly, vitamin D supplementation, avoidance of primary or second hand cigarette smoke, and of course, consistent use of a potent MS agent, such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya.

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Is weight loss deficiancy a symptom of a thyroid problem?

Is weight loss deficiancy a symptom of a thyroid problem?

???: What is weight loss deficiency? Changes in weight can be a sign of thyroid disease: gain in hypothyroidism; loss in hyperthyroidism -- but the correlation is far from 100%. Check w/your doctor.

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Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Depends: Many obese adhd kids eat themselves into obesity because they are unable to inhibit (a primary symptom of adhd) and lose weight when treated because they can learn to eat properly. Losing weight, per se, will not help adhd. The only dietary modifications that help adhd kids is the avoidance of caffeine or chocolate.

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What is symptoms of Renal T.B.? And How to diagnose it? Can Weight Loss occurs in Renal T.B. without Pus cells in Urine.? Thanks

What is symptoms of Renal T.B.? And How to diagnose it? Can Weight Loss occurs in Renal T.B. without Pus cells in Urine.? Thanks

Here are some...: Isolated renal TB is extremely unlikely, and usually is a part of remote spreading from pulmonary TB, which could be more likely related with general weight loss and weakness. No pus cells in urine from one infected with renal TB is unlikely - provided urine is collected and processed properly. To verify TB in urinary tract requires urine staining and culture for TB bacilli, and imaging studies...

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My symptoms are brown vaginal discharge (Irregular) and developed frequent urge to unrination and a slight pain. No weight loss or any other symptoms.

My symptoms are brown vaginal discharge (Irregular) and developed frequent urge to unrination and a slight pain. No weight loss or any other symptoms.

UTI: I'd be concerned that your symptoms might be an indication that you have a UTI. Frequency of urination (increased) is a very common sign of UTI. See a doctor or clinic as this is very easy to diagnose and you wouldn't want infection to climb to your kidneys. Brown vaginal discharge is old blood, typically not something to worry about.

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My husband has been ill for about 5 weeks now. His symptoms are off and on fever, nausea, no appetite, weight loss (15lbs.) etc. His Dr. Is like???

My husband has been ill for about 5 weeks now. His symptoms are off and on fever, nausea, no appetite, weight loss (15lbs.) etc. His Dr. Is like???

Of concern: Such symptoms are concerning for a variety of conditions, among them infections and malignancies being common. Comprehensive work up is needed, including physical exam, labs and imaging. To expedite work up and in the right clinical circumstances an ER/ Urgent Care visit is definitely appropriate.

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What are the main symptoms of cancer==weight loss, anemia?

What are the main symptoms of cancer==weight loss, anemia?

Depends: Early cancer may be asymptomtic. Depending on the site of cancer, there may be pain, change in bowel habits, cough and expectoration, palpable mass, blood in urine, vaginal discharge etc. Weight loss and anemia ususally come later.

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Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Maybe: It can be a symptom but there are many other reasons for weight loss. A thorough evaluation should be done by a qualified physician to determine the cause of the weight loss.

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more