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What could be the reason that I am losing weight?

What could be the reason that I am losing weight?

Losing weight: Generally, people lose weight when their food intake is less than what their bodies need to function each day. In such situations, fat stores are used up, and muscle can be lost also. There are multiple medical causes of unexplained weight loss, and your physician would need to see and examine you to check into them. http://tinyurl.com/n8tnstg. ...Read more

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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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Any reason why am i losing weight without wanting to?

Any reason why am i losing weight without wanting to?

This would need: medical eval to give you an answer (if you are not having any symptoms & loss is not intentional). ...Read more

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Losing weight for no reason; should I be concerned or happy?

Losing weight for no reason; should I be concerned or happy?

You should happy and: And concern, because some time this agood sign and some times could be bad one.. ...Read more

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Worried i was losing weight because of another reason but i had changes my diet and was exercising. Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am i ok?

Worried i was losing weight because of another reason but i had changes my diet and was exercising.  Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am i ok?

Yes: This is simple arithmetic. If you are taking in more calories than you are consuming you will gain weight, and to the contrary if you're taking in less you will lose weight. If you want to lose more weight then either eat less or exercise more and burn more calories. Otherwise no problem. Keep up the good work. Am impressed at your dedication. ...Read more

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Could water weight be the reason im not losing weight?

Could water weight be the reason im not losing weight?

Weight Loss: Nope. Water helps you flush out toxins. Weight loss failure usually represents too many calories, too much sugar or carbohydrates or not enough physical activity. Remember the scientific truths about weight loss: 1. Protein should comprise 60% of the diet. 2: carbs 25% fats 10-15%. Total calories 1500 to 1800 exercise should be with hr of 130 for at least 20 minutes five times per week. ...Read more

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Losing weight for no reason; not dieting. Should I be concerned?

Losing weight for no reason; not dieting.  Should I be concerned?

Yes: Unintentional weight loss (meaning weight loss without dieting or increasing activity levels) can be a sign of potentially serious underlying medical conditions. You should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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Is it possible that junk food be the reason why I am losing weight so fast?

Is it possible that junk food be the reason why I am losing weight so fast?

Junk food?: Junk food often makes you gain weight -- at least fat around your middle. Also, it often has unhealthy trans-fats in it -- so that even if you aren't gaining weight, you're adding toxins to your body that it incorporates into your cell membranes which then function poorly. If you have rapid weight loss that you aren't intending to have, see your doctor for a workup. Many possible causes. ...Read more

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Hi! i am 22 years old but my health is getting down day by day without any reason, i am eating well and maintaining my diet but still losing weight?

Hi! i am 22 years old but my health is getting down day by day without any reason, i am eating well and maintaining my diet but still losing weight?

Medical check up: Unexplained weight loss is always worrisome and often has an underlying cause.. So you need to get a medical check up with your family doctor or an internist. They will examine you for nay serious disease like overactive thyroid gland, Diabetes and any indicators of cancer. If you have lost more than 10 pounds, then you should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble losing weight i workout 4 days a week I have hypothyroid could this be the reason...What should I eat to help ...

I'm having trouble losing weight i workout 4 days a week I have hypothyroid could this be the reason...What should I eat to help ...

Obesity and thyroid: It will be difficult to lose weight until you resolve underlying endocrine issues. After that it is a matter of eating less than you are burning. Exercise is wonderful for health, but you can generate more calorie difference by decreasing food. ...Read more

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My 9 weeks old baby is not eating much and seems to be losing weight and getting skinnier. What could be the reason?

My 9 weeks old baby is not eating much and seems to be losing weight and getting skinnier.  What could be the reason?

M.D. visit: The baby's growth pattern will be followed by your pediatrician. A record of what the baby is eating and the amount of formula will be helpful information. I would suggest that you review the baby's newborn CF screening test result with the office. ...Read more

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Dr.I would like to know for what reason do you think am not losing weight , after having the gastric sleeve surgery for the past 16 days?

Dr.I would like to know for what reason do you think am not losing weight , after having the gastric sleeve surgery for the past 16 days?

Weight loss: Is still based on the simple equation of calories eaten minus calories burned off in a day. If you have not lost much weight, you are managing to eat the same amount of calories each day as you use. If you eat more than you use, you will gain weight. If you use more than you eat you will lose. You need to see if you have been low on using calories (and can increase activity to help) or vice vers. ...Read more

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No reason losing weight and around stomach or belly area cracked body?

No reason losing weight  and around stomach or belly area cracked body?

M.D. visit: If you are experiencing bone pain and wt loss, you should have a complete blood count, imaging and an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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A dementia friend may be losing weight. Could this be a reason he is now being given food supplements such as ensure or muscle milk?

Dementia and Weight: As individuals progress in dementia, they begin to display deficits in memory and problems with their activities of daily living (i.e. Hygiene, grooming, feeding). In severe cases, individuals with dementia might forget to eat, clothe themselves, etc. So food supplements help dementia patients with their daily intake of protein/fat/calories/vitamins. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and I weight 107lbs. I take 3 meals a day n I eat some snacks, but I'm loosing weight day by day,aborted in March, is this the reason??

Not normal: I intended weight loss is not normal. I doubt the aborted pregnancy is responsible for continued weight loss. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests ...Read more

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I am loosing weight what is.The reason?

I am loosing weight what is.The reason?

Don't know: Are you physically ill? Has your caloric intake dropped? Has your activity level increased? Has your water consumption increased? I am sorry but there is inadequate info provided to give a more thorough response. Take care. ...Read more

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I was loosing weight very fast before 6months I was 50kg but now I'm 45kg what's the reason for weights losses?

I was loosing weight very fast before 6months I was 50kg but now I'm 45kg what's the reason for weights losses?

Further eval needed: Multiple medical problems can cause weight loss such as hyperthyroidism , decreased appetite , depression , adrenal insufficiency and malignancies . You should see your physician for a complete physical and lab tests. ...Read more

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Sir father is suffering from diabetes from 40 age and now he is 65,got operated CABG on 62 age,he is loosing weight and smoker too?whats the reason?

Sir father is suffering from diabetes from 40 age and now he is 65,got operated CABG on 62 age,he is loosing weight and smoker too?whats the reason?

Depression & CABG: It is common for patient to feel sad or depressed after cardiac surgery. These emotions may be the result of uncertainty what to expect. When a depressed mood is severe and accompanied by other symptoms (e.g. weight loss) and persist daily for 2 weeks, depression treatment is necessary. Ask your surgeon for the referral. ...Read more