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Lasix Weight Gain
Yes hello. I am a 35 year old female. Ten years ago I began taking po Lasix for weight gain. Stupidly. Didn't know how dangerous it was back then. Now?
You need: A stabilizing relationship with a local physician who can guide you. ...Read more
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium, sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
Why am I gaining weight on Lasix? My calorie intake is 900 to 1500 per day. My sodium intake is 600 - 900 milligrams per day.
Weight gain: Why are you taking lasix? In determining your proper intake of daily calories, one has to know what your ideal weight, present weight and level of daily physical activity are. If you are currently at ideal weight and don't expend much energy in your daily activities, then a daily intake of 1200-1500 calories should prevent weight gain. This amount of calories may be too much if you're very inactive. ...Read more
What causes swelling of face hands and legs but Lasix (furosemide) does not help it? Have gained weight quickly also. Voice hoarseness always. Some loss of hearing
See a doc: Please see a doctor. These symptoms are suggestive of among other things, a treatable thyroid condition. You need examined please, and perhaps some bloodwork. Do not delay. ...Read more
Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc. ...Read more
Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more
Yes, as a component.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more
Eat, eat, eat.: You can gain calories by just eating more food. People tend to gain weight with meat because it's more calorie-dense than other foods, but you'd gain more weight by just eating more of less calorie-dense foods. Just keep it healthy - there's a difference between gaining muscle weight and just getting fat. ...Read more
There is no medical reason one should not masturbate in general. No, masturbation does not lead to weight gain.
Masturbation is a natural human experience. Almost every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There is no scientific reason to deny yourself this normal experience. ...Read more
Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more
Yes: Like many oral contraceptives, Apri can cause increased weight and appetite. Discuss with pcp/gyn whether a different oc might have less effect on weight. Watch caloric intake. Drink water before meal to reach satiety more quickly. Exercise 20-30 minutes daily to counter added weight. ...Read more
Stress leads to +lbs: Stress leads to a number of various changes in the body that can cause weight gain. Stress increases cortisol levels which can increase the amount of weight around the waistline. Also, most people eat poorly under stress which increases weight. Stress also causes insomnia which often leads to overeating during the day. ...Read more
Yes: Obesity has bad effects on the lungs. An obese person scores lower on lung tests looking at: the amount of air one can blow out in one second (measures how much obstruction to airflow one has), the total amount of air one can blow out in one breath (measures how much air one can exchange with one breath), and the total amount of air one's lungs can fill up with (measures the "size" of the lungs). ...Read more
Maca Root effects:
Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the Andes mountains.
Maca root contains fatty acids and amino acids. However, there is not enough evidence that it causes weight gain.
Patients with thyroid conditions should avoid Maca because glucosinolates taken in excess and combined with a low-iodine diet can cause goiter. ...Read more