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Gaining Weight (Definition)

An increase in a person's weight over ...Read more


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What could be the reason for not gaining weight?

What could be the reason for not gaining weight?

Multi-factorial: In it's simplest explanation, to gain weight you need to take in more calories than you are using. This will vary depending on your current weight, stature, and development. Discuss this with your doctor who can review your growth curve to help guide you. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for not gaining weight despite good diet anemia celiac disease?

What could be the reason for not gaining weight despite good diet anemia celiac disease?

Malabsorption: If your celiac disease is not fully under control you are not likely to gain weight. Presence of anemia and lack of weight gain both suggest that the disease is not under control. Please consult your doctor about your diet. ...Read more

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For what reason is my son gaining weight?

For what reason is my son gaining weight?

Weight gain: You son can gain weight by 3 methods. He could be gaining weight to increased fat production due to ingesting too many calories. He could also gain weight due to muscle (m) formation due to his exercising and increasing his m mass. He could also be forming edema, water, that would increase his weight. A pound (p) of water weighs the same as a p of fat or muscle. Which do you think is the cause? ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am gaining weight if i exercise and eat right?

Questions!: What is eating "right?" many people think they are but are not. But, apart from that issue, exercising increases plasma volume (2-3 lbs), and will add muscle mass. This may be hiding body fat loss! i always measure body fat for patients on a diet/exercise program to document this! i would have this done, because cyou want to see increased leaness, not fat%. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am gaining weight from eating healthy and working out?

Is there a reason why I am gaining weight from eating healthy and working out?

Food & thyroid check: You may be eating healthy but still eating too much. Check your portion size, particularly portions of high carb fruits and veggies. Drink adequate water to burn fat. Muscle is heavier than fat, so you may have extra weight by fat conversion. Have your thyroid tested and be sure your TSH is less than 3.0 for optional thyroid function in your body. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am gaining weight when I am working out and eating healthy?

Is there a reason why I am gaining weight when I am working out and eating healthy?

Too many possibles: First get a physical check up and blood work to rule out matters like hypothyroidism first, then if all is ok, a nutritionsit consultation to examine what you are doing/not doing. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am gaining weight while breast feeding?

Is there a reason why I am gaining weight while breast feeding?

Overeating: You can maintain or loose weight while breast feeding if you eat a balanced diet & consume a calorie load based on your pre-pregnancy weight. Do not eat for two.You are more likely to over do it. Take pre-natal vitamins and plenty of fluids. The breast will figure out what baby needs and take that from your body. ...Read more

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What can be the reason for breaking out and gaining weight?

What can be the reason for breaking out and gaining weight?

Possibly hirsute sum: For a female this is often a symptom of overproduction of androgen, or male-type hormones. A condition caused polycystic ovarian disorder often causes these symptoms, along with very sporadic menstrual cycles. Check this out with your doctor; typical evaluation may include hormone levels and a pelvic ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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