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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

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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Unexplained weight gain in my midsection. Should i be concerned about diabetes ?

Unexplained weight gain in my midsection. Should i be concerned about diabetes ?

Possible: Weight gain always increases your chances of developing diabetes -- particularly if you have a positive family history. Risks increase as you get older and heavier. ...Read more

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What could be causing unexplained weight gain? 40 y/o female, post hysterectomy 1 year. Left ovaries. Could age and hyst be culprit?

What could be causing unexplained weight gain? 40 y/o female, post hysterectomy 1 year. Left ovaries. Could age and hyst be culprit?

Are ovaries working?: Are your ovaries still making sufficient estrogen post surgery? A FSH test can help you make that determination especially if you are having 'hot flashes". If all is well with the former, then have your MD do a TSH to check your thyroid function as minimally active thyroid function(hypothyroidism) can cause weight gain. Everything normal? Diet and exercise Rx is then needed, it's not the surgery. ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Can type 2 diabetes cause unexplained weight gain and yellow toenails?

Diabetes & Wt Gain: Type 2 diabetes is a condition of Insulin resistance meaning your body makes Insulin but it does not work as well. As a result the body needs higher amount of Insulin to control your blood sugar. Unfortunately, Insulin also stimulates fat formation, epecially the unhealthy fat around your waist. The result is weight gain. High blood sugar also promotes the growth of fungus causing yellow nails. ...Read more

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What can cause unexplained weight gain and on snd off belly aches snd headaches about 3 times a week in a child?

Many things: With a collection of multiple symptoms that is not going away, it would necessary to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had unexplained weight gain in short time frame,random nose bleeds,lose of appetite, and cough all of which I didn't have before.

I had unexplained weight gain in short time frame,random nose bleeds,lose of appetite, and cough all of which I didn't have before.

May or may not: be related especially if not chronoloically associated. Would recommend you contact your doctor for a thorough exam and history of the conditions. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight gain, body rejecting piercings after 6-11years, more tired, dizzy every now & again, when i get headaches there very painful.. ?

Unexplained weight gain, body rejecting piercings after 6-11years, more tired, dizzy every now & again, when i get headaches there very painful.. ?

Time to see doctor: The symptoms you described are non-specific and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without further history, physical examination and may be lab studies. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more