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Any possibility that medication for hypertension & diabetes may incur weight gain?

Any possibility that medication for hypertension & diabetes may incur weight gain?

Possible: Some diabetes medicines can cause side effect of weight gain. If the list of medicines stated in your profile is up to date, then i don't think any one of them can cause weight gain. Metformin is weight neutral. ...Read more

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Dr. David Wyatt
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Weight Management (Definition)

Weight management is a treatment for a person with abnormal weight (usually somebody who is too obese, but sometimes a person who is too thin). Weight management includes behavioral changes, exercise plans, changes ...Read more


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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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Is duodenum switch weight loss surgery risky?

Is duodenum switch weight loss surgery risky?

Yes but...: There is no surgery without risk. The supposed benefit of any surgical procedure needs to be balanced against the typical risk of the procedure before you decide for surgery. If you are unsure, you may need more time to consider your options, or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Are there any risks if you take diet pills (non stim, thermogenic, CLA and detox) without eating? The weight loss pills brand is INTEK EVOLUTION.

Are there any risks if you take diet pills (non stim, thermogenic, CLA and detox) without eating? The weight loss pills brand is INTEK EVOLUTION.

Be careful!: The ingredients in the INTEK products don't look bad - except in the thermogenic where there is a lot of caffeine and yohimbe (could be a problem). The bigger issue is the whole dieting thing. It is a bad idea! Treat your body right with real food and it will maintain a healthy weight. Nutritional supplements can help SUPPLEMENT a good diet but they don't replace eating well. http://undergroundwellness.com/just-eat-real-food/ ...Read more

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Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

No pill: Has been shown conclusively to cause weight gain, although many choose to believe it. No birth control pills have an absolutely consistent side effect profile either. All birth control pill choices basically come down to 'try it and see.'. ...Read more

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read more

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Best birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

Best  birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They release low amounts of hormone daily and so will not affect your weight. ...Read more

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Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Vegetables exercise: Vegetables , low calorie diet avoid high carb diet and use more protien. Should do exercise three time week and try to spend 500-1000 calorie in each exercise programs. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss. Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use. Could these issues totally negate the surgery?

Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss.  Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use.  Could these issues totally negate the surgery?

No weight loss: Your weight loss failure can be due to poor diet, excessive alcohol intact, . You need your anatomy evaluated to see if it is intact, recommend follow up with your gastric bypass surgeon, nutritionist. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for loosing weight without dieting & exercise. My height is 5.2 & wght 68?

Is there any medicine for loosing weight without dieting & exercise. My height is 5.2 & wght 68?

No: There is no easy way to lose weight, if there was, none of us would be heavy. It's simple math, calories in must be less than calories exerted and then weight comes off. ...Read more

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Hello.I have bipolar depression.I'm on Quetiazic 300,controlepsy 100 and centalify 10.Which medicine causes my weight gain?Are there any alternatives?

Hello.I have bipolar depression.I'm on Quetiazic 300,controlepsy 100 and centalify 10.Which medicine causes my weight gain?Are there any alternatives?

Weight gain: Most likely to cause weight gain are Quetiazic and Centalify, known as Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) in the U.S. Not sure why you need both meds, which target the same symptoms. Discuss lowering dose of one or the other with prescribing doctor. Consider exam with primary care doctor to check for medical causes of weight gain as well, eg., thyroid, blood sugar. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese? Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese?  Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Speak with you: The Ornish diet is to help patients who have severely calcified aortic arteries and heart disease avoid bypass surgery by changing their diet to a no fat diet. Atkins diet is meat/ vegetable based and no carbs. For minor heart defect, you're better off speaking to your doctor or cardiologist about which diet may be better. You can always get a second opinion from an integrative medicine doctor too ...Read more

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Have there been good weight loss results for patients using metformin and phentermine?

Have there been good weight loss results for patients using metformin and phentermine?

Phen: yes, Met: no: Phentermine is a weight loss med that has been proven to be effective when combined with a reduction in caloric intake for 35 years or more, its safe, some side effects--must be followed by doctor, do not buy it on internet metformin is only for diabetics, there may be minimal weight loss, its not for non diabetics, metformin in diabetics does not cause weight gain as other drugs for diabetes. ...Read more

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Is weight loss surgery effective?

Is weight loss surgery effective?

Yes if you work it: I have seen people do very well after weight loss surgery. It takes few months after surgery for results to show it is not dramatic the weight loss. But keep tonifying the body and with weight loss make sure you manage nutritional needs simultaneously. ...Read more

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Why is weight gain an issue with birth control?

Why is weight gain an issue with birth control?

Weight gain: Hormones in birth control pills make you retain salt. So initial weight gain is --- water weight gain. However you watch your salt intake and maintain healthy life style ( healthy eating and exercise); weight gain can be avoided. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any weight loss pills that work?

Yes: We do have a few that have varying degrees of success. See a doctor who is proficient in weight management. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more