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Doctor insights on: Spironolactone And Weight Gain

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Is Spironolactone a safe treatment for Hirsutism? Does it cause weight gain and harmful side effects?

Is Spironolactone a safe treatment for Hirsutism? Does it cause weight gain and harmful side effects?

Yes: This drug has some activity in blocking the male hormone receptors and is moderately effective for hirsutism. At the usual doses it has no major side effects and does not cause weight gain. If it does not help you, you could ask your doctor to try a drug called flutamide which is somewhat more potent but with a risk of liver side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Anita Deswal
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Spironolactone (Definition)

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Also treats high blood pressure, heart failure, and low blood potassium (hypokalemia). This medicine is ...Read more


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Weight gain program?

And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem? ...Read more

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Weight gain after valleyfever?

Weight gain after valleyfever?

Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc. ...Read more

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What are some weight gain foods?

What are some weight gain foods?

Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Clarify: Are you asking if soy beans help you gain or lose weight? They are an excellent source of protein . By themselves, they will not help you gain or lose weight but as part of a healthy diet they can help in both. ...Read more

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What causes unexplained weight gain?

What causes unexplained weight gain?

Possible reasons: This is a great article about reasons for unintentional weight gain: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003084.htm ...Read more

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Whats a guaranteed weight gain method?

Whats a guaranteed weight gain method?

More food!: Hi puppy76726, that's an easy one. Just take in more calories than you expend. That's the big problem most people have with their weight. Doc ripley. ...Read more

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Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Do soaked soyabean helps in weight gain?

Yes, as a component.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Aldactone (Definition)

Aldactone is a potassium-sparing agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more