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Dr. Jan Yuo
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Prolonged Weight Loss (Overview)

Prolonged weight loss is a symptom in which a person has been losing weight for some time, maybe more than 2-3 months. If unintentional, there may be a medical problem. If dieting and trying to lose weight, prolonged weight loss over many months may be the goal.


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What causes brown period blood, prolonged periods, weight loss and a constant bloated stomach?

What causes brown period blood, prolonged periods, weight loss and a constant bloated stomach?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Yuo
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Prolonged Weight Loss (Overview)

Prolonged weight loss is a symptom in which a person has been losing weight for some time, maybe more than 2-3 months. If unintentional, there may be a medical problem. If dieting and trying to lose weight, prolonged weight loss over many months may be the goal.


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How much is too much for weight loss. Is losing 13 pounds in 6 months without trying mean something is wrong? I was 184 now 171? My blood looks good.

How much is too much for weight loss. Is losing 13 pounds in 6 months without trying mean something is wrong? I was 184 now 171? My blood looks good.

Are u trying: Are you trying to lose weight? If you are actively cutting back calories and increasing activity, 1/2 to one pound a week is perfectly normal and a good healthy rate. If youre not trying to lose weight, your weight loss might need to be investigated by a professional doctor- start with an internist. ...Read more

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If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while i loss weight?

If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while i loss weight?

talk to your doc: The most natural thing to do is to work on weight loss. However if you are symptomatic, your doc could treat you with testosterone replacement now if he/she thinks that you are an appropriate candidate. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
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Drink half your weight in ounces of water
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Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Will unexplained weight loss kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will unexplained weight loss kill me if I don't get treatment?

Possible: Hi, you need to have a full history and physical exam, also an eval of the stresses in your life. You need to have a diagnosis, unexplained weight loss is a symptom not really a diagnosis. Yes, its true that unexplained wt. Loss could be a sign of a lethal disease such as some types of cancer.But, an experienced physician may find that your weight loss has an explanation and is treatable/curable. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
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Get an audiogram
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Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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What treatments are available and what actually works for weight loss?

What treatments are available and what actually works for weight loss?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more active lifestyle. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 1-2lbs per week and most importantly keep that exercise level up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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. Heidi Fowler
1,924 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