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Can making yourself throw up help you lose weight faster?

Can making yourself throw up help you lose weight faster?

Don't do it: There are so many health problems with making yourself vomit. Don't do it. If you are so concerned about your weight or the way you look that you are considering this as a weight loss technique, you should speak to your doctor. Self induced vomiting may start out as an effort to lose weight, but it can quickly spin out of control and become an enormous problem that you can't control. Don't do it. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Could forcing myself to throw up make me lose weight?

Could forcing myself to throw up make me lose weight?

BEWARE: Of bulimia. This is a dangerous procedure and stop doing it if you still have the willpower. It may become automatic as bulimia. ...Read more

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Is it ok to throw up after eating? Want to lose weight

Is it ok to throw up after eating? Want to lose weight

Bulimia : When you vomit after eating you deprive your body of nutrients. The acid from your vomit is harmful to your esophagus and teeth. When your body is deprived of nutrients it gets the nutrients from other parts of your body, affecting your muscles, your heart, your bones, kidneys, etc. ...Read more

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I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40 msg once a day and its takes away my apetite. Trying to eat is impossible, i throw up. I lose weight and feel weak. Is this normal?

I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40 msg once a day and its takes away my apetite. Trying to eat is impossible, i throw up. I lose weight and feel weak. Is this normal?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Nope. You need to talk to your prescribing doctor about your symptoms ; ask if adjusting the dose is feasible. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and weigh 210lbs, 5'8. I'm play basketball and throw for track. I've been trying to lose weight but nothing works? What should I do?

I'm 17 and weigh 210lbs, 5'8. I'm play basketball and throw for track. I've been trying to lose weight but nothing works? What should I do?

Loosing wt easy from: physics, just not human viewpoint; using food for comfort, taste, widely available, few restrictions. Carbohydrate foods most stored as fat. Study: http://goo.gl/uDGIwD, H-Fat, especially MCT foods least likely: http://goo.gl/fSV2kU & can help ? body fat: http://goo.gl/Z8g5US, Study: HFLC ...Read more

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Does vomiting make you lose weight? I just recently started purging after each meal and now I always want to & if I don't or puke a little I feel sad

Does vomiting make you lose weight? I just recently started purging after each meal and now I always want to & if I don't or puke a little I feel sad

Not healthy: You may have the beginnings of an eating disorder called bulimia. You need professional help. Try to tell your parents or talk to a social worker, psychologist or nurse at your school who can help you communicate with your parents. See: https://secure02.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/problems/eat_disorder.html# I hope this helps. Take care of your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is better for looseing weight quickly, forseing my self throw up or just not eating?

Which is better for looseing weight quickly, forseing my self throw up or just not eating?

Neither: There is no safe way to make yourself lose weight quickly. We generally shoot for 1 to 2 pounds per week as an ideal goal. There are many diets that can achieve this. It is important to combine that with exercise and to try to achieve long-term changes in your health status. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weight lost is pretty tough for me to eat the proper foods so, i'm considering forcing myself to throw up. What are the complications?

Many!: You may tear your esophagus and have profuse bleeding. You may get electrolyte imbalance and have heart trouble (remeber terri schivabo, her troubles started with self induced vomiting). You may develop nurtitional deficiencies that may be worse than being oveweight. What is your weight? Consult a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Do bulimics ever throw up as a control thing and not for weight?

Do bulimics ever throw up as a control thing and not for weight?

Bulimics: Eating disorder patients struggle with control issue, one example of which is inducing vomiting. ...Read more

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My appetite is so open and after i eat i go and throw up and still gain weight what should I do or take to cut down my appetite?

My appetite  is so open and after i eat i go and throw up  and still gain weight what should I do or take to cut down my appetite?

Bulemia: If you have the implulse of eating excessively and than go force yourself to vomit, you may be suffering form "bulemia nervosa", you should talk to your doctor for possible help. ...Read more

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I have a problem. I throw up for no reason ans I have frequent diareah yet I am still gaining weight. Why is this?

I have a problem. I throw up for no reason ans I have frequent diareah yet I am still gaining weight. Why is this?

Medical exam needed.: Understandably you are concerned, yet without further history & medical exam & probable labwork any proposed answer for your situation is but a guess. Symptoms without an apparent cause bears closer examination--especially since this situation is obviously triggering concern not to mention havoc in your daily life. Do yourself a favor, call your md. ...Read more

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I throw up at least once a week and I have no idea why. I was malnourished at one point and it's hard for me to gain weight.

I throw up at least once a week and I have no idea why. I was malnourished at one point and it's hard for me to gain weight.

See answer: There are many causes of nausea and vomiting. For a discussion of the causes and treatment see > http://bit.ly/1P2dVeC You may find an online consultation at Health Tap helpful. Voice, video or an INBOX Text consult are best. A text chat is least desirable as it's too slow to get an adequate history. The INBOX Text consult requires you to be available to reply to questions. ...Read more

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My doctor says I'm under weight so I tried to eat a bit more today but ended up throwing up half of what I ate , did I also throw up the calories ??

Underweight/ vomitin: If you vomit food, you lose the calories because it is not digested and entering your blood stream.Check thyroid panel TSH and T4 ( free T4 and total). Have you been thin your whole life or is this new? Have you lost weight over the past year? if recent weight loss, and you are not eating may wish to discuss this with a therapist. having sufficient calories is important. f/u w /doc, therapist ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more