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Reasons For Sudden Weight Gain In Women
Sometimes: metabolic rate can drop if caloric intake is too low. ...Read more
Is there a condition that can cause extreme weight gain and absence of periods in adolescent girls?
PCOS: Polycystic ovary syndrome may be the cause. The absence of periods is caused by excessive weight gain. This condition should be evaluated and managed properly. Pcos does not cause weight gain, it is most often the other way around. There may be hereditary tendencies for this condition. ...Read more
Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In most cases not necessarily; but depending what supplement we are discussing (and what woman, for example severely emaciated, special conditions, etc.). ...Read more
Constipation & Unintentional weight loss. People are starting to comment in my weight loss which is concerning because I can't explain? Possibilities?
Not directly: The abortion pill contains an agent that blocks progesterone, then another which causes the uterus to contract. There is nothing to expect long term effects on hormone status and weight gain. Sometimes, there is "post-abortion depression" which can lead to weight gain. Otherwise, it is wise to check with your gynecologist for thyroid and hormone levels. ...Read more
Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.
Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause rapid breast growth (without weight gain) in a non-pregnant nullipara 32-year-old woman?
See GYN: Most likely hormonal and i would urge you to consult your gyn and/or endo doctor to get this checked out asap. ...Read more
At the end: The vast majority of weight gain should occur at the end of the third trimester when patients are retaining fluid. Unfortunately, many gain lots of the weight in the beginning. You only need 300 calories more per day at the end of pregnancy. Eating for two is not a true statement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress cause unintended weight loss?In two yrs lost twelve lbs.Cant gain back..Many many tests.Drs not very concerned as off and on i gain a bit
Yes, of course: Stress and anxiety can certainly cause changes in weight. How is your appetite? I'm glad your medical tests have proven normal. You're on a fairly high dose of Alprazolam (4mg/day). Are you also working with a psychologist or other therapist on your anxiety ; stress -- developing other ways of dealing with this than medications alone? Cognitive behavioral therapy can be extremely helpful. ...Read more
Avoid if possible: First of all weight loss for teenage girls can be tricky because while they are still growing and have nutritional needs to support growth and development, many try to cut calories. Be clear if the teen really has excess weight and if so, work with a physician and or a nutritionist to safely and effectively lose weight. Diet, exercise and and healthy habits are better than shakes! ...Read more
I have a patient who: has lost that amount, but it took six months. Her FM made it so painful to move that she didn't want to get up and cook, hence she didn't eat much. In general, some people react to stress by not eating, others overeat. Before going much farther, get a physical and look of other causes. Then, start looking at FM from a behavioral perspective. ...Read more
Reasons:: Aging, Hormonal, Decreased Metabolism, Lack of Exercise (sedentary lifestyle), Diet- Food Selection (high fat, high carb, high calorie), Medications that increase weight gain, and medical conditions that increase weight gain like Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Steroid-Producing conditions. No one would know what your reasons are without history and physical and lab workup. ...Read more
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