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Unexplained Weight Lose
Unexplained weight loss? Losing 30 pounds in a year span with no excerise or diet, is that normal? Could it be anxiety?
Yes, it could.: first, rule out physical. Depression or anxiety both have the shared symptom of unexplained and undesired weight loss or gain. Something in your system is working overtime. Of course, it can certainly be related to other health problems. If the undesired loss of weight is a function of an ongoing low-grade emotional problem, an adult may benefit from asking, "Is something 'eating away' at me?" ...Read more
More than 5-10 lbs.: Losing more than 5-10 pounds without changing your diet, increasing your exercise, and/or due to increased stress could signal a problem. It can be caused by malabsorption, thyroid disease, tapeworm, cancer, etc. Consult a physician immediately to identify the possible sources of the weight loss. ...Read more
Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.
It is not clear: What you mean by excess. Anxiety can cause weight loss, but if you were my client and you had a sudden weight loss with no other significant changes, i would encourage you to see your physician and check for other reasons. It could be a reaction to the mess or another illness. Check it out and let us know what you discover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more
At age 17 - please: Insure that you actually need to lose weight. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Eat less move more: Weight loss after pregnancy is the same as general weight loss. Monitor your calories and increase your exercise. This may be hard after having a new baby, be sure to get your doctors advice on acceptable exercises depending on how long ago you gave birth. Also, be sure to get adequate rest, this will give you the reserves needed to take care of yourself and plan meals as well as time for you. ...Read more
That varies: based on the difference between the calories you take in & the calories you burn. Aiming for 1/2 to 1 pound per week is healthy. If you want to stay healthy and keep it off- would try not to exceed a 2 pound weight loss per week. ...Read more
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