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What are the medical reasons for not being able to lose weight or keep gaining weight after I lost a lot in the past? What could cause this?

What are the medical reasons for not being able to lose weight or keep gaining weight after I lost a lot in the past? What could cause this?

Many reasons: You should see your PCP for a medical examination. Many hormonal disorders can affect your ability to lose weight for example thyroid and cortisol disorders. Even vitamin deficiencies can make it difficult such as Vitamin D deficiency. I recommend a thorough examination because other factors like diet intake, medications and family history can also affect your weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Hi there I was wondering what I can do with an inability to lose weight after a partial vaginal hysterectomy that was January 9th 2012.

Hi there I was wondering what I can do with an inability to lose weight after a partial vaginal hysterectomy that was January 9th 2012.

Dont stop trying.: 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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High am cortisol and hgh. Cortisol am 39.6 with ref range at 4.0 22.0 HGH 11.3with ref range at <8.0 would it explain the inability to lose weight?

High am cortisol and hgh.  Cortisol am 39.6 with ref range at 4.0 22.0  HGH 11.3with ref range at <8.0  would it explain the inability to lose weight?

Possibly: Were these saliva or blood tests? What are your thyroid tests? It is really difficult to tell without more information. What is your diet and your exercise like? And how long have you been on this diet and exercise regime. How overweight are you and where is the weight distributed? Sorry i can't be of more help now.. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pcos...worried about inability to lose weight or putting on weight fast. 22yo 5'4" 140lbs want to lose at least 20 lbs. ?

Diagnosed with pcos...worried about inability to lose weight or putting on weight fast. 22yo 5'4" 140lbs want to lose at least 20 lbs. 
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You can lose weight: PCOS is commonly associated with being overweight but studies have shown that weight loss can occur in PCOS patients by any number of ways with or without medications. Reduced carbohydrate diets have shown some benefit. Weight loss in PCOS often results in improvement in the symptoms of PCOS such as irregular periods, infertility, excess hair growth. ...Read more

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Whatcouldthesebesymptomsof: irregular, light periods, unexplainable weight gain/inability to lose weight, low specific urine gravity and hb. Thanks :)?

Whatcouldthesebesymptomsof:
irregular, light periods, unexplainable weight gain/inability to lose weight, low specific urine gravity and hb.
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Hypothyroidism: Thank you for informing that you are not pregnant. “irregular, light periods, unexplainable weight gain/inability to lose weight” can be due to Thyroid problems, Eating disorders, Stress, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), or Birth control pill. See Gynecologist for Diagnosis and Treatment See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for your unmet needs, painful feelings and coping skills. ...Read more

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My symptoms: no period for 6 months, dark under arms, skin tags, inability to lose weight, low energy. Could this be pcos?

My symptoms: no period for 6 months, dark under arms, skin tags, inability to lose weight, low energy. Could this be pcos?

Yes indeed: The loss of period, the dark skin and skin tags under arms (acanthosis nigricans) and the low energy could all point to pcos. However, you will need evaluation by an endocrinologist or gynecologist to be sure and to get proper treatment. Rarely, certain cancers can mimic this as well, so these must be excluded. ...Read more

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What causes and stay motivated to lose weight?

What causes and stay motivated to lose weight?

Relationshps: You won't do this alone. If you and a fitness-type can fall in love with each other, that would be great. In any case, get with other people who want not only to lose weight, but to embrace a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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When you sweet.. Cause its hot do you lose weight?

When you sweet.. Cause its hot do you lose weight?

Hot days & Sweating: Nope. You may lose a few ounces of excess water weight but heat does not turn up the metabolism of your body and does not burn calories. ...Read more