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Novasure Ablation And Weight Gain
Endometrial ablation refers to procedures that use energy to damage or destroy the lining of the uterus that normally build up in preparation of pregnancy. If no pregnancy happens, the lining is shed as a period. There are several different types of ablation-thermal heat, radio frequency, and freezing. All of them are good options but some might be better in certain situations. ...Read more
Why do people attribute weight gain to having endometrial ablation? I had it done 4 weeks ago and I'm now scared of gaining weight.
Not aware: No studies to that that I know of. ...Read more
I've used levothroid 17 years, post ablation; its now unobtainable. Generic gives me headaches. Synthroid (thyroxine) led to ab bloating, rapid weight gain, & hypersomnia; any idea why? What is next?
Adjust the dose: If the dose of thyroid medication is correct, all the available preparations should be about the same. The "bloating, wt gain" sounds like hypothyroidism, i.e. You were taking too little. The dose of the new preparation may be different from the dose of Levothroid you were on. Make sure you take the medication on an empty stomach, and not with hot liquids. ...Read more
I had an endometrial ablation in June and I am still bloated and have gained 10 lbs. Is this normal.
Will an endometrial ablation effect hormones? I gained 20 lbs since mine & I can't lose it no matter what I do!
Won't affect weight: Endometrial ablation will not affect your weight. It also does not affect your hormones. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Weight loss: A comprehensive lifestyle change that encompasses diet and exercise will lead to healthy weight loss that can be sustained. Fad diets result in unhealthy weight loss that is not sustainable. ...Read more
Yes: It sounds like you are on track with normal weight gain. However, weight gain is less important than fetal growth and weight gain. The better question to ask your OB provider is, "Are my fundal heights appropriate and did my US show adequate growth? " There seems to be an obsession with weight gain in pregnancy and honestly many women gain too much. Keep up a healthy diet and congrats. ...Read more
Depends on why: Gaining weight has a lot to do with number of calories that you take in (food you eat) compared with the number of calories you use during the day. If you have a medical condition that makes it hard to digest food, then you should talk to your doctor about your options. If you are a very active person, increasing the amount of calories you eat in a day will help. Are you sure you really need to gain? ...Read more
Not particularly: But it has other side effects that may affect a person's weight in variable patterns. Some patients do get nauseated which may decrease your caloric intake and cause some mild weight loss. Some patients, not frequently, sleep eat, and this may cause increased caloric intake and mild weight gain. ...Read more
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