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Doctor insights on: Postpartum Weight Loss Problems

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,002 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Migraine problems, weight loss and gains ?

Migraine problems, weight loss and gains ?

See a HA specialist: is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Would be unlikely: Although some medications can promote weight loss, the 30 lb loss could be very significant if occurred over short period of time. Therefore, see your doctor, and devise a plan to explore what is occurring. This is certainly NOT typical of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause major weight loss?

Does hydrocephalus cause  major weight loss?

It can: Hydrocephalus is a neurologic condition that refers to a collection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that accumulates in the cavities (ventricles) in the brain. It can cause weight loss if it is associated with the known symptoms of nausea with or without vomiting. Also having headaches and being fatigues tend to diminish ones caloric intake which can affect weight. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does sudden weight loss always signal digestive health problems?

Does sudden weight loss always signal digestive health problems?

Weight Loss: Unexplained weight loss of more than 5% of total body weight is not normal and should prompt a visit to your doctor. It can come from many sources, not just digestive. Many causes are treatable and controllable. This is an important symptom that must be addressed. ...Read more

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Confusion about weight loss diets?

Confusion about weight loss diets?

Balanced diet: Weight loss needs caloric restriction and incease in physical activity. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain preprations in moderations, reduce fat, especilly saturated fat intake and increase physical activity. There is no magic diet, find one that you can stick to, is balanced. And low in calories. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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Which extreme weight loss methods?

Wt loss: Starvation, laxatives, diuretics, induction of vomiting, etc.. These are not the right ways to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can a hormone imbalance cause weight loss and appetite loss?

Can a hormone imbalance cause weight loss and appetite loss?

Weight loss: There are many causes of weight and appetite loss. Do you really know that you have hormone imbalance? You should see your doctor soon and together work out the likely causes of weight and appetite loss. Only then can appropriate management be started. ...Read more

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Can depression and weight loss be related?

Can depression and weight loss be related?

They can be: A major depression, or even a depressed reaction to a situation can lead to many bodily changes. While some people lose weight when depressed, others gain weight. If you are losing weight without trying, it could be depression related. Check this out with your doc to be certain that you are not having any physical problems. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more