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Losing Weight Past
I have been intentionally losing weight for the past year. Recently noticed I'm losing more weight on right side of my body. Is this normal?
It's unusual, has: Anyone else noticed. I can't think of a reason for the asymmetry unless u excercise using more of one side thus more muscle tone. I can't think of a reason why but doesn't sound like a disease. Gd luck. ...Read more
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
I've been losing weight for the past 6 months as im losing weight I've lost lots of my hair if I were to go to the doctor what would they do?
I started working out and losing weight in the past few months and wrinkles started forming on my forehead. Will gaining muscle mass reduce them?
Not likely: since I don't think it is related. ...Read more
I am losing weight at an alarming pace. I lost 4lbs in 2 days not doing any strenuous activity. I do not have aids or hiv. What's I am a 48 yr old male I have been losing weight steadily for the past 4 months not trying at all. I seem to be tired most of t
See your MD: 4 lbs in 2 days is very likely water weight loss. This is not to say a workup for underlying illness isn't merited. ...Read more
My ma died recently. Ever since im losing weight. 12 lbs over past 8 months w/o trying. Had all bloodwork done but no imaging studies. Should i b concerned about cancer from weight loss w/o trying?
Weight loss: This can occur from many things. The fact that you mention your mother dying (sorry!) suggests that you may be experiencing depression with reduction in appetite and dietary intake. Discuss this with your doctor. Cancer is always in people's minds and has to be considered but would need far more information and testing to advise. Good luck. ...Read more
Is losing weight an early sign of pregnancy? No morning sickness, but been losing weight in the past week. Period is late.
Not a good indicator: Losing weight is not one of the common signs of early pregnancy. In fact, many women have no symptoms at all when they become pregnant. The best way to know if you're pregnant is with an at home urine pregnancy test. Symptoms like weight gain, bloating, vaginal bleeding and nausea are very unreliable indicators. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
Presently, I don't have UTI, hiv, diabetes, and stomach ulcer and have been losing weight for the past 14years ago, can cancer be the cause of this???
I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.
Suggest evaluation: This can be evaluated by physical exam, however, you may be describing the xiphoid process. It is a bony prominence below the sternum. ...Read more
Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more
Food journal: Keep track of what you put in your mouth with a food journal and begin to eliminate foods with added sugars and fats. Cut back your food intake while increasing your exercise levels — shoot for 30min/day. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Drink water before meals. Don't skip meals, choose lean proteins and healthy carbs. Try choosemyplate. Gov or sparkpeople. Com or many phone apps for tracking. ...Read more
See your FamilyDoc: There are many reasons to lose weight but we're most concerned w/unexpected weight loss. For instance, we worry about hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid function), inadequate caloric intake (not getting enough to eat), poor nutritional absorption, and cancer. Best to see your Family Doc for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more
Lose weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Work on doing a little of all of these. ...Read more
See doctor: Eating more but losing weight can be the result of many things. Are you increasing physical activity? Are you eating more calories or more high quality food with fewer calories? You should check with your doctor, diabetes can be associated with unintentional weight loss as well as several other medical problems. ...Read more
Count Calories: One of the easiest tricks for losing weight is to make a conscious effort to count calories. Most of don't truly know how many calories we eat in a day and 1200 to 1400 cal will lead to weight lost for most of us. By simply paying attention you may start buying a lower calorie brand of an item you already eat or think twice before having that one extra cookie. It sounds too easy, but it works! ...Read more
Yes: Often it is about life choices and what you do to help yourself by the types of food you shop for and how much physical activity you are involved in. As well as deciding what your goals are. That often helps with weight loss. Maybe even having someone be your life coach. ...Read more
Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2. Cfm. ...Read more
How to lose weight: To lose weight ensure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 – 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
How to:: To lose weight ensure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 – 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
It's not easy!: If it were easy to lose weight, the weight-loss industry would not be a multibillion-dollar industry. The only way that works is long-term changes in caloric intake and exercise. I tell my patients they should never try for more than a half pound of weight loss per week, and that maintenance of weight is a lifelong endeavor. Your doctor should be able to provide guidance. Good luck. ...Read more
Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more
Low glycemic diet: A low glycemic diet is the healthiest diet. This is basically a diet low in refined carbohydrates and processed foods; a diet high in fresh vegetables, some fruits and lean protein. You still have to pay attention to total caloric intake because although you want to take in "good calories", too many calories can cause weight gain. You also have to get moving! Even just walking every day will help. ...Read more
Yes: In a 12-week pilot study, led by dr. Ken fujioka, doctors monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as Insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the scripps clinic "grapefruit diet" study. On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. Many lost 10 lbs. ...Read more