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Is Less Than Normal Weight Gain A Symptom Of Celiac
What is an estradiol level range that is low for any part of the cycle of a healthy young woman? Is less than 20 too low? Mine is never higher than 32
Too low: Yes, twenty is quite low for a young woman. Furthermore, your Estradiol level should be well above 32 during most of your cycle. Since there could be many causes of this you would need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist or gynecologist - sometimes both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burping more than usual randomly; only change in diet is increase H2O intake (2-2.5X) to my recommended amount for weight; no other symptoms, worried?
Drastic weight loss, sleep pattern is less than 6 hours and loss of appetite. Could you explain what is the symptoms for or what acttactics required?
Can gluten intolerance be one of the reason for short stature in height i.e less than predictable growth?
Sure: it this has led to nutritional (including certain vitamins) deficiency. ...Read more
It might be: Recent studies have suggested an association between sleep duration and weight gain. Sleeping less than five hours — or more than nine hours — a night appears to increase the likelihood of weight gain. In one study, recurrent sleep deprivation in men increased their preferences for high-calorie foods and their overall calorie intake. In another study, women who slept less than six hours a night or more than nine hours were more likely to gain 11 pounds (5 kilograms) compared with women who slept seven hours a night. Other studies have found similar patterns in children and adolescents. One explanation might be that sleep duration affects hormones regulating hunger — ghrelin and leptin — and stimulates the appetite. Another contributing factor might be that lack of sleep leads to fatigue and results in less physical activity. So now you have another reason to get a good night's sleep. ...Read more
What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....
Weighs the same: A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. Fat is less dense, takes up more space. As you get leaner, clothes tend to get looser, even at the same weight. Add muscle mass to that and clothes may get snug, e.g. Broader shoulders, bigger biceps. Want weight gain? Will need to increase calories in, and/or decrease calories out. ...Read more
I'm a bit more than 5'7.5". I weight between 150-155lbs... I do weight training a lot... Is this a normal weight for me?
Yes: Any diet that makes you burn fat will draw more fluid out of your body. Fat burns into ketones which are filtered out by your kidneys. The ketones take water with them as they leave your body in the urine. If you are thirsty or your tongue is dry or white, then you need to drink more water. Your own liver and kidneys normally do a great job of detoxing your body. Good luck on your diet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating less but healthy to maintain my recent weight loss. The volume of my stools are not very large. Is this from not eating a lot in general?
Yes: If the volume is significantly lower then your BMs will reflect thet decrease6 ...Read more
Unnecessary: Be satisfied with present weight.Get a more detailed answer ›
There is a weight loss diet marketed as eat-stop-eat. It involves fasting for 1or2 days/week. Does anyone have experience of the eat-stop-eat "diet.
Can be helpful: This plan is based on the way primitive humans ate. Before agriculture developed food was caught or foraged and the amount available was not consistent. This meant long stretches without any food. The theory is that now we consume all day every day but our physiology is still similar to our ancestors. If you have no medical problems and take no meds you can try on your own otherwise seek advice. ...Read more
Eat light, walk daily, gain no more weight than in pregnancy (23 lb) over lifespan. Is this a healthy lifestyle?
What could be the cause of unintentional rapid weight gain? There is no increase in eating habit, and there is a daily exercise regime.Thanks!
Does celiac disease cause weight gain? After i cut out gluten i lost 6 pounds and felt much stronger, and less tired. Also is this loss permanent?
Very likely: I've known of people with celiac disease who had difficulty losing weight. When they stopped consuming gluten, they lost weight, stopped feeling bloated, and more energetic as you have noticed. As long as you avoid gluten, the lost weight should stay off (unless due to something else). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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