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Doctor insights on: Reasons For Sudden Weight Gain In Women

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Is there extreme dieting in girls that causes loss of their periods?

Is there extreme dieting in girls that causes loss of their periods?

Yes: If a girl has a very low body fat or has stressed her body by rapid weight loss - it can cause her to miss periods. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Is there a condition that can cause extreme weight gain and absence of periods in adolescent girls?

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

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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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 more

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Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

It can cause weight : Loss in men or women. Things tend to even out the longer you are on it. ...Read more

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Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

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

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Can the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

Can the abortion pill cause extreme weight gain?

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

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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.

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 more

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What could cause rapid breast growth (without weight gain) in a non-pregnant nullipara 32-year-old woman?

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

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What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

All Foods: The same foods that cause weight gain in the rest of the body. Most of the breast is just fatty tissue. ...Read more

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Can eating less and/or weight loss cause an increase in vaginal discharge?

Can eating less and/or weight loss cause an increase in vaginal discharge?

Detox: As you loose weight you can start to detoxify your body from storage of toxins in fat. Most commonly through bowel and urine, but also through sweat and mucous membrane. So yes it is possible and you should increase water and move bowels regularly to insure removal of toxins. ...Read more

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When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

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 more

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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

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

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Can weight loss shakes be safe for teenage girls?

Can weight loss shakes be safe for teenage girls?

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

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Can fibromyalgia cause 30 pounds of weight loss in 4 months?

Can fibromyalgia cause 30 pounds of weight loss in 4 months?

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

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Possible reasons for abnormal weight gain that i'm unable to lose?

Possible reasons for abnormal weight gain that i'm unable to lose?

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