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Periactin Weight Gain Results
I have heard people take Apetamin Cyproheptadine to increase appetite for weight gain. Is this a relatively safe way for weight gain?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: flovite is a vitamin and consevel is an amino acid. Both digested rapidly. ...Read more
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
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
Cortisol level: It depends on when the level was drawn and under what circumstances. When blood is drawn at random (random cortisol) the value may not be meaningful. The level of cortisol varies even throughout the 24 hr period. It is better to consult an endocrinologist and have a comprehensive evaluation of the hypothalamic adrenal axis done and perhaps some sort stimulation test before drawing conclusions ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have any specific recommendations for dealing with the weight gain that results from treatment for bipolar disorder?
Good care works: Very few if any of my patients with bipolar disorder, or for that matter, any psychiatric illness, gain weight as a result of their treatment. There are no calories in the medications, and they do not cause cravings. Some patients fidget less and burn fewer calories, others eat quite a bit more than before, and some others stop exercising. Watch your food portions and restrict processed carbs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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