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Rapid Unexplained Weight Gain
Many things: The bloating in belly and legs could be related to excess fluid. Excess fluid could be related to liver, kidney or heart problem. Hormone disorders can lead to rapid weight gain and include thyroid or adrenal issues. As you can see there are many causes of rapid weight gain.These are just a few. I strongly suggest you discuss the weight gain with your doctor so that he/she can figure out the cause ...Read more
Dear Doctor, my wife has following symptoms. Unexplained weight gain; Anxiety; Cyclical headaches; Lethargic depression; Rapid weight gain; Mood swing; Anxious depression; Thinning hair on the head & hair fall; Restless legs; Sometimes get urinary tracts
Hormones?: It sounds cliche but in your wife her hormones definitely seem out of kilter. Of course, what's causing that is another question. She really could use a good physical examination followed by appropriate lab and/or diagnostic testing. ...Read more
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What could be causing unexplained weight gain? 40 y/o female, post hysterectomy 1 year. Left ovaries. Could age and hyst be culprit?
Are ovaries working?: Are your ovaries still making sufficient estrogen post surgery? A FSH test can help you make that determination especially if you are having 'hot flashes". If all is well with the former, then have your MD do a TSH to check your thyroid function as minimally active thyroid function(hypothyroidism) can cause weight gain. Everything normal? Diet and exercise Rx is then needed, it's not the surgery. ...Read more
Is it possible to have high levels of cortisol without weight gain? I have high levels of stress and unexplained stretch marks, but no weight gain.
Hormone testing: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Exam and lab testing are probably indicated. ...Read more
Diabetes & Wt Gain: Type 2 diabetes is a condition of Insulin resistance meaning your body makes Insulin but it does not work as well. As a result the body needs higher amount of Insulin to control your blood sugar. Unfortunately, Insulin also stimulates fat formation, epecially the unhealthy fat around your waist. The result is weight gain. High blood sugar also promotes the growth of fungus causing yellow nails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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