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What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

Two possibilities: First reason may be from fluid or salt and water retention from an increase in salt and water. Diuretics may also cause swelling. Heart and kidney trouble may be a concern. Associated shortness of breath; prompt medical need is indicated. Also excess calories or combined excess calories and reduced physical activity could cause excess weight gain. ...Read more

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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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Reasons for weight loss with no apparent reason?

Reasons for weight loss with no apparent reason?

Weight loss: If you are experiencing weight loss of more than 10 pounds for no reason, be sure to see your doctor. Causes could be hyperthyroidism, infections such as hiv, bowel disorders or cancer. ...Read more

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Iam 30 pounds over weight is there any way to lose weight fast to avoid health problems?

Iam 30 pounds over weight is there any way to lose weight fast  to avoid health problems?

Fast isn't Best.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...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 there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

Is there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

No: There is always a reason for weight gain. If overeating is not the reason, then a medical evaluation for other causes is advisable. ...Read more

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If diet pepsi has no calories and no sugar why is it helpful for losing weight?

If diet pepsi has no calories and no sugar why is it helpful for losing weight?

Drinking water !: An old add on tv : "just for the taste of it, diet coke !" . You are drinking water with color and soda. This fills your stomach but has no nutritional value. Furthermore, soda/pop drinkers are at a higher risk and tooth decay. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss? Losing 30 pounds in a year span with no excerise or diet, is that normal? Could it be anxiety?

Unexplained weight loss? Losing 30 pounds in a year span with no excerise or diet, is that normal? Could it be anxiety?

Yes, it could.: first, rule out physical. Depression or anxiety both have the shared symptom of unexplained and undesired weight loss or gain. Something in your system is working overtime. Of course, it can certainly be related to other health problems. If the undesired loss of weight is a function of an ongoing low-grade emotional problem, an adult may benefit from asking, "Is something 'eating away' at me?" ...Read more

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Taking depo shot & breast feeding but not gaining any weight..just losing weight pretty fast.. any options on what to do to stop losing weight & gain?

Taking depo shot & breast feeding but not gaining any weight..just losing weight pretty fast.. any options on what to do to stop losing weight & gain?

See nutritionist: You say you're breastfeeding. It is normal to loose some weight while doing that. I don't know your numbers but go see a nutritionist and she can guide you on your dietary intake. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read more

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No matter what im not reducing weight..i tried dieting,but no.exercise ,no...my age 20...weight is 70..i need to loose weight quickly.

No matter what im not reducing weight..i tried dieting,but no.exercise ,no...my age 20...weight is 70..i need to loose weight quickly.

Doctor can evaluate: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he DOES NOT eat or drink back more calories than used, after the activity. If walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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Is there any fast losing weight method for a 15 year old?

Is there any fast losing weight method for a 15 year old?

No.....: Short of cutting off your arm, there are no safe ways to lose weight rapidly at your age. Rapid weight loss usually means you dehydrate yourself, and this can lead to passing out, heart problems, digetive problems...The list goes on. Ask yourself why you really need to lose rapidly - who or what is so important that you would risk your life. Then, is that worth it? My guess is no! ...Read more

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Is there anyway to avoid weight gain and hair loss while on tamoxifen ?

Is there anyway to avoid weight gain and hair loss while on tamoxifen ?

Hair loss tamoxifen: Tamoxifen related hair loss is androgenetic due to blockade of the female hormones. One of the first steps we have to treat female (or male) pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. It does not involve any hormones and therefore should not interfere with your treatment of breast cancer. Also, thyroid problems can contribute to hair loss, as can iron deficiency. I suggest having both checked. ...Read more

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When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

Severe and ongoing!: Sort-term and small-amount changes in weight are not the issue (you consume ounces per meal, drink ounces per day, and eliminate via stool and urine). But weight loss that starts to become visible and ongoing when eating and exercise habits have not changed would be something to be concerned about. 2 pounds in a week doesn't rise to that level--yet! if you have other concerns, see your md. ...Read more

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At 169cm, 54kg, I've trouble to gain weight. I hv normal food consumption n still struggling to reach ideal weight. Is there any shortcut for it?

At 169cm, 54kg, I've trouble to gain weight. I hv normal food consumption n still struggling to reach ideal weight. Is there any shortcut for it?

Sounds okay to me!: "ideal weight" is subscience and entertainment; even the body mass index was never intended for individuals, and the new studies show "overweight" healthier with fewer deaths from each category. Your best weight is what looks and feels best to you while you can keep up with peers at the fitness activities you enjoy. And many women love a slim slim, "ripped" man. ...Read more

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Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Yes: Any chronic illness that affects appetite or metabolic rate can cause weight loss. The word "anorexia" just means loss of appetite, in medical-speak, it is not necessarily referring to anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Depends on: What definition you use for "dieting". In reality, you'll need to optimize your diet, which means portion control(and thus calorie control - which some will say is "dieting") and choosing healthy food stuffs(like colorful veggies, fruits, lean proteins and healthy fats). ...Read more

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