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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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Is it normal to gain significant amount of weight after kidney surgery?

Is it normal to gain significant amount of weight after kidney surgery?

No: It is not common to gain weight after kidney surgery. The most common reason would be from all the IV fluid received during the procedure and while in the hospital. Without knowing more details about the surgery it is hard to give a more specific answer. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Not necessarily: Frontotemporal dementia is a progressive disease so you can expect the symptoms getting worse. Gaining weight is quite common and sleeping more does not indicate faster progression. ...Read more

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Is there a reason other than weight that some fat men have larger breasts than others of the same weight?

Is there a reason other than weight that some fat men have larger breasts than others of the same weight?

Hormone imbalance: can foster additional breast tissue in men. This man can get his hormone levels tested by his doc. As we mature, the hormones of the opposite sex can begin to increase in us. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having the problem of itching, weight loss and sweating for more than 2 months. But the lymph node biopsy shows normal result. What is the problem ?

Having the problem of itching, weight loss and  sweating for more than 2 months. But the lymph node biopsy shows normal result. What is the problem ?

Weight Loss & Sweats: Unexplained weight loss and sustained sweats - which might indicate a fever or hyper metabolic state should be taken seriously. Your doctor apparently ruled out a lymphoproliferative disorder by virtue of the biopsy, so now the hunt continues. Do you have a low grade fever? Is the itching "constant, " or only at certain times, say after eating? Your doctor should run further tests. ...Read more

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Which factor is more predictive of lower weight better - a fast metabolism or regular exercise?

Which factor is more predictive of lower weight better - a fast metabolism or regular exercise?

If you are healthy: And your thyroid level is normal, there is no such thing as "fast metabolism" -- it's a lay term, not a medical one. Proper diet and exercise and keeping lean will help keep your metabolism normal and help prevent obesity. Only physical activity boosts metabolism. ...Read more

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Is it true that in united states, the TSH from thyroid is in normal range between 0.2 and 3 ? More than that could be too much for a boy ?

Is it true that in united states, the TSH from thyroid is in normal range between 0.2 and 3 ? More than that could be too much for a boy ?

It depends on lab: Most labs publish their normal ranges along with patient results. Normal ranges vary from lab to lab due to different testing methods. If your lab is using the ultrasensitive TSH test, here is a good reference broken down by patient age. http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/intguide/endometab/endomanual_atoz_pdfs/tsh_ultrasensitive.pdf. ...Read more

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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?

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?

If you were a male: then your ideal weight is 152-154 lbs. If you were a female then your ideal weight is 135-138 lbs. If you had all muscle and 0% body fat, then you could possibly weigh 155 and be okay. hope this helps. ...Read more

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'Fat loss is limited to roughly 2 lbs a week as the liver cant physically process more. More than 2 lbs would be muscle loss.' True or bro'science?

'Fat loss is limited to roughly 2 lbs a week as the liver cant physically process more. More than 2 lbs would be muscle loss.' True or bro'science?

Good idea...: to shoot for a goal of 2 pounds a week is very reasonable. To be more aggressive than that may lead to muscle loss and water loss. Weight lost too fast will tend to come on back fast. Weight loss should not be result of just a diet, but a result of changing your lifestyle to be more healthy and well - this is the only lasting technique. Be well! ...Read more

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Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something?

Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage  indicative  of something?

Liver cancer: 52 M from Dhahran asks: Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something? ANS: I would ask your Drs what they think. I would think it is indicative of bad news. Like "do not begin reading any long books". (Dr humor here). But your team knows you best. Good luck and let us know what they say. ...Read more

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Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Obese: Bmi is a measure of body fat using height and weight; higher bmis are associated with health risks like hypertension, diabetes, and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9, and obese>30. More americans are overweight, so more bmis>30, but these people still face greater health risks than those with bmi 18.5-40. See http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/. ...Read more

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Is more likely one twin increasing develop depression?

Is more likely one twin increasing develop depression?

Twins and depression: If you're asking is one twin more likely than another to develop depression, the answer would be there's no sure way to predict at birth. The biggest genetic risk factor studied for likelihood to develop depression is having a biological parent who has or has had major depression. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Due to poor weight gain, developmental delays, sweating - my nephew is being tested for cystic fibrosis- how long does one live with this?

Due to poor weight gain, developmental delays, sweating - my nephew is being tested for cystic fibrosis- how long does one live with this?

Cystic fibrosis: Highly variable and dependent upon whether there is complete penetrance, the management, and so on. These days have seen CF patients live much much longer than previously and with new therapies developing they may be quite treatable. ...Read more

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I have family members with cystic fibrosis. Is it possible to start show the symptoms in my 20's?

I have family members with cystic fibrosis. Is it possible to start show the symptoms in my 20's?

Yes: However, usually an adult who is diagnosed so late has usually had chronic problems with cough and "pneumonias". That said i've diagnosed a new case in a 38 year old woman. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

A genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract that causes repeated lung infections and inhibits ...Read more