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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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I've been on depo for a year, been taking minocycline for 7 months and have experienced weight gain since taking mino. Should I stop using it?

I've been on depo for a year, been taking minocycline for 7 months and have experienced weight gain since taking mino. Should I stop using it?

See your OB: Depo injection leads to some weight gain. Minocycline usually does not cause weight gain. You need to see your OB and discuss the need for the depo, and ways to slow the weight gain or even reverse it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weight gain program?

And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem? ...Read more

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Weight gain after valleyfever?

Weight gain after valleyfever?

Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc. ...Read more

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What are some weight gain foods?

What are some weight gain foods?

Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Weight gain?

What are the tests for Weight gain?

Fairly obvious: To see if there is weight gain simply using a scale works well. You might mean why someone gained weight, generally looking and talking determines the answer. Sometimes getting someone to write down everything they eat is needed but not generally that hard. ...Read more

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Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Clarify: Are you asking if soy beans help you gain or lose weight? They are an excellent source of protein. By themselves, they will not help you gain or lose weight but as part of a healthy diet they can help in both. ...Read more

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What causes unexplained weight gain?

What causes unexplained weight gain?

Possible reasons: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...Read more

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What's a guaranteed weight gain method?

What's a guaranteed weight gain method?

More food!: Hi puppy76726,

that's an easy one. Just take in more calories than you expend. That's the big problem most people have with their weight.

Doc ripley. ...Read more

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Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Yes, as a component.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for weight gain?

What are the best foods for weight gain?

Eat, eat, eat.: You can gain calories by just eating more food. People tend to gain weight with meat because it's more calorie-dense than other foods, but you'd gain more weight by just eating more of less calorie-dense foods. Just keep it healthy - there's a difference between gaining muscle weight and just getting fat. ...Read more

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How to control mastubation.? Its ruselt in weight gain.?

Masturbation: There is no medical reason one should not masturbate in general. No, masturbation does not lead to weight gain.

Masturbation is a natural human experience. Almost every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There is no scientific reason to deny yourself this normal experience. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain?

What causes weight gain?

Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Yes they do: A perdue university study found that diet sodas may be linked to many health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. One large study found that people who drank artificial sweetened soda were more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease. This include drinks containing aspartame, sucralose, and sacharin. ...Read more

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Is cold milk good for weight gain?

Is cold milk good for weight gain?

Milk can be used as: Part of a weight gain program. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more

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How does leptin affect weight gain?

Leptin: It functions in appetite. But, all research based on rats and human data very vague. ...Read more

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Dose water make people weight gain?

Dose water make people weight gain?

Nope: As long as your kidneys are normal, and you are drinking a normal amount of water, your body will maintain the appropriate amount of water. Since water contains no callories, it does not become fat, it stays as water and circulates to where it is needed. Excess water will passed in the urine. There are times when the body holds on to more water, and this can lead to a temporary increase in weight. ...Read more

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What causes really rapid weight gain?

Many reasons: 1- type of food and it is amount 2-lack of activities 3- hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Is there weight gain with escitalopram?

It is a known: Side effect, but not the most prominent one. ...Read more

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What should I do for rapid weight gain?

See doctor: Unless you change your eating habits or activity from stress or other reason, you need to see doctor for blood test for rapid wt gain- metabolism problem. ...Read more

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Do pain pills contribute to weight gain?

Do pain pills contribute to weight gain?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that there would be any direct relationship between pain medication and weight gain. Anyone using pain medication for an extended period of time should be doing so under the supervision of a doctor and if there are concerns regarding side effects, this doctor should be alerted to them (weight gain however is not one that comes to mind). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does weight gain happen during puberty?

Does weight gain happen during puberty?

Puberty: Yes but you are old enough to be getting out of puberty and you need to optimize your eating habits. Exercise would also be a good idea. ...Read more

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Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild increase in weight. Basic testing by your doctor might also check for deficiencies in thyroid, iron, b-12, as metabolic causes for weight gain. ...Read more

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Can weight gain be avoided on valproate?

Can't: You can't avoid this side effect, but what you can do is, talk to yo ur doc, and set up a plan to apply some other means to correct weight gain, such as excercise etc. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain in the last few months?

Need more: Information. How much weight did you gain. What is your height and weight. Any change in activity? ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Definition)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract ...Read more