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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Rapid weight loss affects menstrual period?

Rapid weight loss affects menstrual period?

That is possible: Rapid weight loss, hyper-exercising and markedly low BMI can lead to missed or late periods. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

D/w ob-gyn: You should d/w your ob-gyn what is appropriate wt gain for you. Women who are thinner to begin with are expected to gain more wt than women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. ...Read more

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Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Can be a start of...: Weight gain and absence of periods are signs of pregnancy. Hypertension of pregnancy is common but not necessarily toxic. Toxemia of pregnancy involves hypertention, protein in urine, leg edema, and in severe cases liver trouble, seizure etc..Which require emergency care. I would consult doc for eval as soon as feasible. Check a hpt for quick result! good luck. ...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 the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

Can the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

Not directly: The abortion pill contains an agent that blocks progesterone, then another which causes the uterus to contract. There is nothing to expect long term effects on hormone status and weight gain. Sometimes, there is "post-abortion depression" which can lead to weight gain. Otherwise, it is wise to check with your gynecologist for thyroid and hormone levels. ...Read more

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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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Missed 2 period(not pregnant),gained weight despite eating less&exercising more,abs bloat,is the weight gain due to missed periods(temporary&will go?

Dr. Linda Tao Dr. Tao
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Missed 2 period(not pregnant),gained weight despite eating less&exercising more,abs bloat,is the weight gain due to missed periods(temporary&will go?

Discuss Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) w MD: The missed periods, bloating and weight gain may be related to the birth control pill and hormone imbalance. Please discuss with your GYN as there may be a pill or dosage better tolerated by you. In the meantime adding a good B complex vitamin, enhancing your intake of deep green leafy vegetables, possibly a probiotic - all directed at enhancing exogenous oral hormone metabolism may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

NO: Excessive weight gain is not what you would consider safe.See your obgyn for help in maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...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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I'm not succeeding in weight loss?

I'm not succeeding in weight loss?

Consider working w : A trainer. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep per night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Can weight loss cure PCOS?

Can weight loss cure PCOS?

PCOS: Yes, weight loss may help. It is hypothesized that insulin resistance is a key factor as people with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to have this. ...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 drastit diet changes result in weight loss?

Can drastit diet changes result in weight loss?

Yes, but...: Yes, drastic diets can result in weight loss but they are usually not the kinds of diets that can be sustained long term so people frequently gain the weight back. They are not a healthy or effective way to permanently lose weight. ...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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Is rapid weight loss one of HIV early signs?

Is rapid weight loss one of HIV early signs?

Weight loss & HIV: HIV can indeed cause weight loss but usually this is in the end stages when the virus has been causing infection for 7 or 8 years already. HIV infection in the beginning may not have any clear recognizable symptoms-- that's partly what makes it so dangerous. Good to get tested if unsure because the meds could save your life. Always good to practice safe sex too, because of other STDs. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more