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Na Gain Weight
It could: Especially if you have a predisposing factor to retain sodium (like kidney disease). However, this increased weight would be fluid, and not fat or muscle. ...Read more
High Na stores water: Sodium is an electrolyte that is found outside cells in the interstitial fluid. It helps to maintain cellular neutrality. It is one of the players in the action potential. This element likes water. When high, body holds unto water(drink more) and when low body looses water(urination). Sodium helps body maintain a certain osmolar range(275-295) and any shift in this cause body to retain or excrete. ...Read more
Fiance is tp1 diabetic and has unusual spikes that go up to 500 mg/dl. Unbalanced diet, stressed, and hosp. 3x for low sodium. Cant gain weight. Help!
Key=unbalanced diet: Unusual spikes, 3 hospitalizations & can't gain weight are all due to unbalanced diet. He needs to learn to eat in such a way as to avoid spiking his sugars, then dropping them. He also needs to learn to take his medications as directed by working closely w/his diabetologist to minimize risk of going blind, having a stroke/heart attack/amputation or going into kidney failure on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't gain weight but my face much bigger than before, i had enough water and don't eat high sodium food, what is the reason?How to make it small?
Fat or water: If you have recently gained weight, your face will be bigger from fat. If you haven't, then you may have swelling from fluid, which can have many causes. Best to see a doctor for an initial check to make sure there isn't a medical reason for facial swelling. (rarely, this is the result of kidney problems, low protein level, excess corticosteroids, vein blockage, etc.) good luck. ...Read more
Im trying to lose weight but I fried up 3 pieces of smoked ham lunch meat with my eggs I heard the sodium makes you gain water weight ?
Use salt in modera: Your diet sounds good to me! Eating high protein, high fat diet will keep you healthy and slim. Please add some fruits , vegis, spices and herbes- peppers and others ( they all help the metabolism, digestion, act as antioxidants,…). Also try to eat organic meets and vegis as much as possible. ...Read more
Why am I gaining weight on Lasix? My calorie intake is 900 to 1500 per day. My sodium intake is 600 - 900 milligrams per day.
Weight gain: Why are you taking lasix? In determining your proper intake of daily calories, one has to know what your ideal weight,present weight and level of daily physical activity are. If you are currently at ideal weight and don't expend much energy in your daily activities,then a daily intake of 1200-1500 calories should prevent weight gain. This amount of calories may be too much if you're very inactive. ...Read more
Is it normal for someone to feel hungry for a day after consuming 2x 225mg naproxen sodium, and result in weight gain due to continuously consumption.
I understand divalproex sodium causes weight gain by affecting insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. What explains the weight gain from gabapentin?
Fatigue 1 year, muscle loss but central weight gain, low sodium (135), cortisol at top of range, could this be an early stage sclc. CT was negative.
Yes - but very rare: B"sd do you mean small cell lung cancer? Elevated cortisol can be related to stress or to pituitary, adrenal or rarely, ectopic ACTH as in lung cancer. The best screening test is late night salivary cortisol (or a blood cortisol - but this is inconvenient in late PM). Normal cortisol is highest in the AM and close to zero late in the day. This is complicated. Glad to discuss. ...Read more
Does one dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection cause weight gain or water retention , please answer ?
I was +ve on ECDT lung blood test, low norm sodium, high norm cortisol, muscle loss, tummy fat gain, fatigue, weight loss. CT -ve Could this be SCLC
Time will tell: Agreed that Small cell cancers can start with normal CT chest. Follow up with your doctor ...Read more
DASH diet: Diet approaches to stop hypertension, can get it online. Easy, tasty, no gimmicks, able to stick with it long term. Emphasizes whole grains, legumes, veggies, fruits, low fat dairy, lean animal, especially fish, nuts. Low in sodium, fat, high in potassium, fiber; good supply of calcium. Shown in studies to help with bp, weight, blood sugar, cholesterol. ...Read more
I am trying to eat clean and lose weight. I am 200pounds at the age 20& i'm 5ft tall.. So i want to know how much sodium I should take in daily. Thnks?
Being used to spice rich curried food over the half century of my life now with high BP 140/90 I am advised to cut down on sodium and weight. How?
Only reduce salt if:: While on a average increased sodium increases the risk of heart disease, actually only about 25% of people will have reduced blood pressure by limiting sodium. Try a low-sodium diet for a week- see if it lowers BP ; if it goes up when you eat more salt then keep it low; for most it makes no difference. For weight loss i advise dr. Fuhrman's diet and exercise. See comment for links. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer