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Doctor insights on: Losing Bowel Control And Weight Loss In Elderly

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Weight loss in elderly when appetite is good?

Weight loss in elderly when appetite is good?

This warrants: Medical evaluation to rule out a variety of medical causes. ...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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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...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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Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

No: Diuretics are used for fluid overload and not weight loss. Incorrect use of diuretics can have negative effects on the kidney and can alter the electrolytes. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Could inflammatory bowel disease cause weight loss and loss of appetite?

Yes: but you would most likely also have other symptoms such as abdominal cramping and diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. Not just weight loss and loss of appetite. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment of your symptoms! ...Read more

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Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

I'm sorry but: I haven't got a clue what this question means. Consider clarifying the question and re-asking. Take care. ...Read more

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Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

You are NOT : Healthy since these symptoms are probably those of ibs. Commonest cause is lousy diet but it could be the beginning of inflammation. Try first by getting rid of all forms of sugar and sweeteners. Other potential causes are milk and milk products and gluten. ...Read more

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Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Either: If you eat too much of it, and it's filled with sugar, cinnamon and raisins, it will make you fat. If you eat a reasonable portion size without a lot of sugar, then it's filling, high in fiber, and can be part of a healthy weight loss plan. ...Read more

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Are the common weight loss tips, eat less and exercise more, a cop out?

Are the common weight loss tips, eat less and exercise more, a cop out?

Just Laws of Nature!: Calories in/calories out, weight loss is mostly about the balance. So people need to focus on those first. How they meet those two goals daily is what needs to be personalized. Eg, if someone enjoys walking, then maximize that. If someone else likes hiking, then "hike" indoors on stairs or walls. Wrt food enhance flavor without fat. See some recipes http://pinterest.Com/drpam4women/healthy-eating/. ...Read more

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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Low Carb: The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet. Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable. ...Read more

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I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

Not good: No one can tell you for sure but doing that will 1) introduce extra animal fat into your diet, 2) raise your cholesterol (only found in animal products), 3) deprive your body of essential nutrients not found in meat, 4) put an extra protein load on your kidneys, 5) deprive your liver and brain of sugars which are needed for metabolism. All meat diet is not a good idea. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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Severe appetite loss during chemotherapy and therefore weight loss . 1 stonne lost in 6 weeks . What can be taken to increase appetite or put on weight ?

Severe appetite loss during chemotherapy and therefore weight loss . 1 stonne lost in 6 weeks . What can be taken to increase appetite or put on weight ?

Medical Marijuana: Discuss this w/ your oncologist. It is a common side effect and they'll have possible remedies for your specific chemo that will be safe for you. It's a reason we are seeing more States allow pot for this purpose. It often works very well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does fiber aid in weight loss?

Does fiber aid in weight loss?

Yes: Adding more fiber to your diet will likely help you lose weight and improve your health, but do it gradually. Rapid increases in consumption of fiber may result in gas or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more