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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'm concerned that Prilosec is causing my weight gain? Is this possible?

I'm concerned that Prilosec is causing my weight gain? Is this possible?

Yes: Research suggests that long-term use of Prilosec and similar meds causes weight gain, but it can also lead to much more serious problems as well- see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19824113 ; http://nyti.Ms/1gv55yk diet and lifestyle changes can make the use of such drugs unnecessary- see http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs. ...Read more

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Does Prilosec prescription have any reports of serious side effects. Also does this pill cause weight gain.?

Yes it does: As you can imagine any medication can cause side effects. I looked up in a pharmacopeia and Prilosec can cause liver disease, severe skin blistering that requires emergency treatment. Abnormal absorption of certain electrolytes like phosphate. It can cause osteopenia or osteoporosis in certain people. I am not at all familiar with weight gain being one of the side effects. ...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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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

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more