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Doctor insights on: Muscle Relaxers And Weight Gain

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I have fibromyalgia. MY pain specialist just prescribed baclofen for a muscle relaxant but I forgot to ask about weight gain as I am already considere?

I have fibromyalgia. MY pain specialist just prescribed baclofen for a muscle relaxant but I forgot to ask about weight gain as I am already considere?

Baclofen: Hi: the more common side effects of baclofen include drowsiness, feeling of weakness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, insomnia, nausea, increased urination, or constipation. Weight gain can occur, but it is not the most common. If you stay with Baclofen, do gentle exercises (aquatherapy in warm for example), that will give resistance and at the same time support your body weight. All the best! ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How do I know if weight gain is fat or muscle or water?

How do I know if weight gain is fat or muscle or water?

Weight gain: If it were water you would find that pressing your skin will leave a dent.

If it were fat you can press it but it won't leave a dent.

If it were muscle you and everyone else would notice it.

Weight gain can occur from water retention but that is very uncommon at age 22. ...Read more

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What can I do to have rapid weight gain and get healthy fat and muscle at the same time?

What can I do to have rapid weight gain and get healthy fat and muscle at the same time?

Unfortunately: There is no way to do that. Weight gain through increased muscle mass is a long and slow process. Fat gain, on the other hand, can be very quickly accomplished but is not recommended. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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I have had weight gain and been going swimming every other day. however, I have found not to anymore muscle?

I have had weight gain and been going swimming every other day. however, I have found not to anymore muscle?

Can you clarify?: I'm really glad you're exercising. If you were gaining fat, it's a good way to get back into fitness. When you're aerobically fit, you tend to eat fewer calories and more nutritiously. You're also around fitness types who can guide you to make good food choices. Muscle development and staying trim are reflections of an entire lifestyle. Your physician can guide you in getting re-started. ...Read more

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Have been strength training nearly 3 hrs. Every other day. How much weight gain (per week) could be muscle weight?

Have been strength training nearly 3 hrs. Every other day. How much weight gain (per week) could be muscle weight?

Too much: You are working out too much which leads to muscle breakdown 45-60 min 3 days a week is plenty and best to build muscle. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....

What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....

Weighs the same: A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. Fat is less dense, takes up more space. As you get leaner, clothes tend to get looser, even at the same weight. Add muscle mass to that and clothes may get snug, e.g. Broader shoulders, bigger biceps. Want weight gain? Will need to increase calories in, and/or decrease calories out. ...Read more

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Please help, how much muscle weight gain is possible?

See details: This is impossible to say because it depends somewhat on the amount of muscle you start with. Different people genetically start with different amounts, weight gain should not be your goal. Improvement in muscle strength and bulk is the goal with strength training. ...Read more

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How do I ensure that most of my weight gain is muscle?

Exercise/Lift Weight: You can do muscular exercises like lifting weights, bicycline, brisk walking, aerobic dancing and proper nutrition with low carbs and carbs and more proteins. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you exercise do you have to sweat to lose weight/gain muscle?

I wanted to know when you exercise do you have to sweat to lose weight/gain muscle?

NO: Not everyone sweats at the same rate/volume. Sweating is the body's mechanism to cool off and is not directly related to weight loss and/or muscle gain (although commonly occurs during a good workout!). ...Read more

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How will muscle mass affect metabolic rate and weight gain?

Increases metab rate: Muscle and fat weigh the same (pound of fat weighs same as pound of muscle); muscle is denser, so clothes fit better if one is leaner at the same weight. Muscle burns more calories than does fat. Leaner body burns more calories, even at rest, because there is more metabolically active tissue. Often w/ crash diets, there is xs loss of muscle, so you get more flabby w/lower weight. ...Read more

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Does a long 20 hours flight effect muscle mass and cause weight gain?

Does a long 20 hours flight effect muscle mass and cause weight gain?

No and depends: A 20-hour flight should have no effect on muscle mass. It will only cause weight gain if you eat a large amount of fattening food (like the soft drinks they serve).
The greatest hazard to health on a long flight is getting blood clots in your leg; this is best avoided by getting up and walking every couple of hours. Blood thinners like low-dose aspirin (81mg), ginger & fish oil can help prevent. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight/gain lots of muscle at home using only my hands?

How can I lose weight/gain lots of muscle at home using only my hands?

Impossible: I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news however the only way you can lose a healthy amount of weight and gain a healthy amount of muscle is by exercising more muscles than the ones that are just in your hands. ...Read more

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How much muscle can you gain using with protein compared to weight gain supplements?

See details: This is impossible to answer but improvement in muscle size and strength comes with strength training and not from supplements. Whey protein, however, is a good supplement to take when strength training. Remember, you do not add muscle by training, you just increase the size of the muscle fibers you already have. ...Read more

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Training losing weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

Training losing weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

It's your money: This is a pricey vitamin-mineral preparation, with betaine (you decide, it's got some effects) and a couple of metals such as vanadium the only stuff you're not likely to find in a cheap chain-pharmacy daily tablet. I'd have trouble telling you they're worth the money. It'll be far more pleasant even short-run to male-bond with some gymrats and work yourself super-hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my cholesterol, loose weight, gain muscle and can carrots make you fat?

Can you suggest how to lower my cholesterol, loose weight, gain muscle and can carrots make you fat?

A lot of questions!: 1) carrots will never make you fat. 2) to lower your cholesterol, see http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/tab=indepth — go to the "lifestyle section". 3) losing weight is the hardest one to answer — it requires a lifetime commitment: check out www.Caloriecount. Com, open a free account and start browsing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I walk on the treadmill every day for an hour at 4.1 mph. I've read that long slow walking leads to weight gain because of muscle loss. Why?

I walk on the treadmill every day for an hour at 4.1 mph. I've read that long slow walking leads to weight gain because of muscle loss. Why?

Exercise: FirstA959~ weight loss is the result of negative calorie intake wrt work output (exercise). So, if you take in 3000cal/day and expend 3500cal/day the 500 burned = weight loss. As a guide the exercise must be > your baseline activity, and must be significant and protracted. If you are morbidly obese walking 4.1mph for 30 – 60 mins is significant and won't cause weight gain.EXERCISE! ...Read more

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Which whey protein supplements will causes muscle gain but does not cause massive weight gain?

Which whey protein supplements will causes muscle gain but does not cause massive weight gain?

All if used right: I don't know of any whey protein powder that causes "massive weight gain." in general, weight gain comes from excessive starches &/or fats. Pure protein like whey does not cause this. But one will not have muscle gain just by eating whey- only by exercising as well! I strongly advise whey from grass-fed cows not given hormones & antibiotics, even better if processed at a low temperature. ...Read more

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Is 56g rda of protein enough if I want to do weight training and to increase muscle mass? Please suggest me ways for healthy weight gain. 6ft and 60kg

Is 56g rda of protein enough if I want to do weight training and to increase muscle mass? Please suggest me ways for healthy weight gain. 6ft and 60kg

Not enough protein: You need 60 grams a day just to not lose weight and muscle mass since you weigh 60 kg and are lean. You need to eat 90 grams a day of complete protein (soy protein or animal source like dairy, eggs, fish or meat) in order to gain muscle mass by lifting weights. Try to take in at least 15 grams of protein within an hour before to an hour after your work out. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that's as effective as pregabalin for muscle pain but doesn't cause weight gain?

Is there a medication that's as effective as pregabalin for muscle pain but doesn't cause weight gain?

Yes: There are a variety of other medications besides pregabalin. Check with you physician but they all have potential side effects but can help with muscle spasm- examples include Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen. ...Read more

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Prescribed 100mg of Prednisone day1 to taper off by 20mg until day6. Is this safe, and considered long term use? Afraid of bad side effects like weight gain, muscle loss, diabetes,etc.

OK: 6 days is not considered long-term and you should experience none of the long-term side effects that we worry about. You may have some short-term side effects — hungry, happy, hyper (some people it's more like hungry, angry, jittery). ...Read more

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Muscle twitching, severe fatigue, joint pain, and weight gain. What are these symptoms of?

Many possibilities: I suspect that you may have fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome with poor sleep, chronic fatigue, diffuse pain, and a variety of other symptoms. However, you need an evaluation to rule out other problems such as hypothyroidism, myositis, diabetes, ra, or sle. ...Read more

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Symptoms — rapid fluctuations in BP in explained weight gain,sweating, lightheadness,muscle pain and weakness fatigued what causing this

Symptoms — rapid fluctuations in BP in explained weight gain,sweating, lightheadness,muscle pain and weakness fatigued what causing this

Med Side Effect?: These sounds concerning, and I recommend that you see your doctor soon. Some of these symptoms could be medication side effects from your Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or relate to problems with your thyroid. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Missed 2 periods, gained weight despite diet&exercise, few spotting on 3rd month, is this period?still bloated&weight gain& muscle pain (-ve pregnancy)

Missed 2 periods, gained weight despite diet&exercise, few spotting on 3rd month, is this period?still bloated&weight gain& muscle pain
(-ve pregnancy)

Probably: If the pregnancy test is negative then the bleeding probably represents a period — an abnormal one. Since you have missed 2 periods and the 3rd one is abnormal I would recommend seeing your doctor to have your hormones checked and an exam. ...Read more

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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