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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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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


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Is hair loss a symptom of hiv?

Is hair loss a symptom of hiv?

Sometimes: Uneven hair loss (not the kind that hairy-chested men get as they age) can mean hiv, hypothyroidism, telogen effluvium, thallium poisoning or any of dozens of other illnesses. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Not necessarily : Patients with hypothyroidism can have back pain and viceversa. Hypothyroidism can lead to generalized pain, not necessarily just back pain. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

4Kg in 3 months: Not pleasant but should be less of an issue as you continue to respond to the chemotherapy. If you have not yet discussed this with your doctor you should do so now. If you have a consult with another doctor would be OK. ...Read more

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Is alopecia a symptom of adrenal fatigue?

Is alopecia a symptom of adrenal fatigue?

Yes.: While there is some controversy over the existence of this condition alopecia or hair loss is one if the non-specific stmptoms of adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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Can weight loss be a sign of a seizure?

Can weight loss be a sign of a seizure?

Not really: True seizures involve alteration of consciousness, and rare to have weight loss due to epilepsy. However, if you are taking topamax, (topiramate) and are also thin, weight loss is a side effect. Most other anti-epileptic drugs cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Is a loss of night vision a symptom of aging?

Is a loss of night vision a symptom of aging?

Yes & cataract: Loss of night vision is almost always a symptom. Of cataract. Vitamin a deficiency would br the other. See an eymd. ...Read more

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Is there a disease that causes muscle weakness and weight loss?

Is there a disease that causes muscle weakness and weight loss?

Yes: Systemic illness, toxicity, congenital illness to name a few can cause muscle weakness and weight loss. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Not really: Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica. See your PCP to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more