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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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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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Can having irregular periods cause weight gain?

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PCOS: Irregular periods may be a symptom of pcos, which causes Insulin resistance and can lead to weight gain. ...Read more

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Whatcauses menstrual irregularity, rapid weight gain, and acne?

Whatcauses menstrual irregularity, rapid weight gain, and acne?

PCOSOVARIAN: The most likely cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. This disorder is associated with high testosterone levels and resistance to Insulin causing prediabetes. Other unusual causes could include adrenal disorders like cushings disease or adrenal hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Yes: It is good to work hard on losing weight to help improve your symptoms . You m.D may consider using glucophage (metformin) which will also help in reducing Insulin resistance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does irregular periods contribute to weight gain?

Does irregular periods contribute to weight gain?

Wt Gain => Irregular: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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Can weight gain contribute to irregular periods, dizziness, continuous nausea ?

Can weight gain contribute to irregular periods, dizziness, continuous nausea ?

Possibly, but: Possibly, but it could be many other issues also..I would recommend a visit to your family doc for a check up. ...Read more

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Gaining weight Irregular periods ?

Gaining weight
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Irregular periods: A very common GYN complaint and may be caused by problems local to the reproductive system or general a systemic problem including stress & medications. To intuitively connect that with weight gain is interesting and this may be related to one of the syndromes associated with menstrual irregularity. Start a healthy lifestyle, keep menstrual record and consult a GYN . Take care ...Read more

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Abnormal weight loss?

Abnormal weight loss?

Try to clarify: Unfortunately your question about abnormal weight loss is a bit vague. Try to we formulate your question with some more specifics, as I'm sure, plenty of doctors here would be happy to help. ...Read more

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Can weight loss stop menstrual cycle?

Can weight loss stop menstrual cycle?

Temporarily: If significant and rapid, just like any other significant stress to the body, it can disrupt the hormonal cycle and temporarily caused missed menses. ...Read more

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3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

Yes: Yes you could have something wrong with your thyroid or something else going on. The symptoms of weight loss and anxiety is usually with hyperthyroidism while symptoms of hair loss and feeling tired are due to hypothyroidism but these are not hard and fast rules of diagnosis. Go to your physician for an appropriate exam and workup. ...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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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite during periods normal?

Is loss of appetite during periods normal?

For some women it is: Especially if they experience nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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Can rapid weight gain be associated with hair loss?

Can rapid weight gain be associated with hair loss?

Yes : Two things and one cause... The thyroid gland sits on top of the adam's apple. It produces T4 that later gets converted to the active hormone T3 (liothyronine) that acts like the accelerator for energy and metabolism to burn calories & is vital for hair production. So a low working thyroid (hypothyroidism) can manifest with weight gain and hair loss. A big pitfall in medicine is that most docs only order tsh. ...Read more

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Which extreme weight loss methods?

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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21 yr old female, hair and weight loss, fatigue, irritated scalp, anxiety, high stress, irregular periods, mood swings, thin spots?

21 yr old female, hair and weight loss, fatigue, irritated scalp, anxiety, high stress, irregular periods, mood swings, thin spots?

Multiple poss,: Whatever the issue, stress may be resulting in or adding to the issue. Alopecea areata is hair loss that can be caused by stress, get on some zantac (ranitidine) 150mg. If no medical reason is found, and often there isn't ( adrenal insufficiency, thyroid, autoimmune dz) then Mirtazapine is a great drug for insomnia, appetite and mood/anxiety. It works well in those with your profile but you need to be seen. ...Read more

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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


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Decreased Weight (Definition)

Sudden weight loss greater than 5% plus other symptoms or concerns or physical exam findings is of concern. Less than 5% can be followed. A history and timeline ...Read more