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Rapid Weight Gain In Teenage Girls
Most women wonder what the ideal amount of weight gain is during pregnancy. The recommended weight gain during pregnancy is generally somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds. The recommended weight gain but it will depend on your weight before pregnancy and other factors that your health care provider will discuss with you. Wherever your starting weight stands, you should not go on a diet, nor should you eat for two or more during your pregnancy. Too little and too much weight gain can lead to problems for both you and the baby in the months ahead. Eating the right foods is much more important than just eating a lot. (See ...Read more
Many: Eventually: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, orthopedic problems, falls and accidents, infertility, poor self image and occ depression, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, heart attacks, strokes, etc. The list is longer, but i think you've got the idea already. ...Read more
Stretch marks: Yes. You can speed the process by using cocoa butter or other skin cream to have them disappear faster. ...Read more
Slowly: Ideally, less than one pound per month. ...Read more
What could be the cause of unintentional rapid weight gain? There is no increase in eating habit, and there is a daily exercise regime.Thanks!
What kind of risks does rapid weight gain (~70 lbs in ~7-8 months) have? I was slightly overweight to begin with and am now 5'8" and nearly 220 and am trying to lose it but it's slow going
There is HELP!!!: Rapid weight gain can be caused by various factors including hormonal problems,overeating and lack of exercise. This can cause medical problems such as increased blood pressure,stretch marks,apnea and a host of other medical issues. It may affect the persons self esteem.You need a lot of support to lose weight. Ask your doctor to evaluate you and register at an accredited medical weightloss clinic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I gave up smoking 3 weeks ago. I have found that I have picked up a lot of weight very quickly. I have not changed my diet nor am I eating more than usual. What can I do to stop the rapid weight gain?
Lifestyle change: Congratulations on quitting smoking! Nicotine from tobacco boosts the body's metabolic rate increasing the number of calories burned. Your metabolism quickly returns to normal after quitting smoking. So cutting calories/healthy diet and exercise are necessary to stop the weight gain. Consider professional help for advice on weight control if necessary: your doctor, nutritionist, weight loss group. ...Read more
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