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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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Why does glycosuria result from weight gain?

Why does glycosuria result from weight gain?

Person gets diabetes: Weight gain and obesity, especially from overeating sugars and carbohydrates, can lead to "insulin resistance" disorder. The person's pancreas then has to work super hard to make enough insulin. The pancreas eventually burns out and cannot make enough Insulin . . . At which time the blood sugar will get so high that it spills through the kidneys and into the urine. He has diabetes now. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of stretch marks that have developed as a result of weight gain? Thank you.

Resurfacing : Consider skin resurfacing procedures , currently state of the art is with use of lasers. Discuss it with a trusted dermatologist in your area who performs these procedures, good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

Symptoms vague : The symptoms are somewhat vague (not specific to thyroid disease) bc majority of adults will report having these symptoms but do not have thyroid issues: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold. Easiest way to settle question is blood test. Cheapest way to settle question is changin the food intake and seeing if you lose weight appropriately. ...Read more

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In recent months, my weight gain has begun to result in moobs whereas it never did before at this weight. Does dairy really increase this sort of fat?

In recent months, my weight gain has begun to result in moobs whereas it never did before at this weight. Does dairy really increase this sort of fat?

Dairy Doesn't: Dairy doesn't, but some medications or other substances can. Marijuana is well know for causing gynecomastia. Your physician or your pharmacist can go over your medication list to see if anything else might be causing your troubles. ...Read more

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Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Not likely: The real question is could there be a relationship between low calcium and weight gain. Ie is something causing both ...Read more

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Does applying fenugreek paste on the breasts to enhance their size results in weight gain ? Or is it absorbed by the breasts only ?

Does applying fenugreek paste on the breasts to enhance their size results in weight gain ? Or is it absorbed by the breasts only ?

No: Doesn't sound like a good idea. If someone discovered a harmless cream to apply to breasts and make them grow larger, that would be the talk of the world... For at least 20 years. But, fortunately, there is no such cream. However, ingredients in creams are absorbed into the skin, usually in small amounts. If large amounts of chemicals got through the skin, that could lead to medical side effects. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old take apetamin to gain weight fast and if not what are any supplements that can be taken to see fast weight gain results.

Can a 17 year old take apetamin  to gain weight fast and if not what are any supplements that can be taken to see fast weight gain results.

Not recommended: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more

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Is it possible for a thin person to have chronically elevated levels of cortisol? Or does high levels over a long period always result in weight gain

Is it possible for a thin person to have chronically elevated levels of cortisol? Or does high levels over a long period  always result in weight gain

Not always obese: Although high cortisol levels do tend to cause increased eating and can lead to obesity, there are many thin people who do not gain weight. A better question might be why your cortisol levels are elevated? Are you under a huge amount of stress? If so, consider discussing with a mental health professional. If not, consider talking with your primary doctor for additional testing options. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering whether wrist size could change as a result of weight gain/loss?

Hi, I was wondering whether wrist size could change as a result of weight gain/loss?

YES: Weight gain would definitely increase your wrist size as weight loss would reduce it. It depends on how much fatty tissue or muscle is around your wrist. If you are only noticing increase in size in one wrist then this may mean something else such as inflammation, lymph duct blockage, carpal tunnel syndrome. Please see your GP if you are concerned ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Cyproheptadine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Periactin (Definition)

Periactin is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more