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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Weight Changes (Overview)

Increase or decrease in body weight.


Dr. Milroy Samuel
64 doctors shared insights

Weight Changes (Overview)

Increase or decrease in body weight.


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What does it mean when your weight changes rapidly all the time?

What does it mean when your weight changes rapidly all the time?

Nothing much: Weight fluctuates throughout the day, typically due to hydration and water. You can also have fluctuations associated with hormone shifts, especially in females. Exercise can also lead to rapid weight loss due to water loss. ...Read more

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How come my weight changes daily even though I eat the same amount?

See below.: You may have sweat more one day than another. Perhaps you drank different amounts of fluids. The amount of feces in your body will change your weight. You may be burning off different amounts of calories. It is normal for our weight to fluctuate slightly day to day. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight but I am still having strong cravings, how can I change or get rid of these cravings forbad food?

I am trying to lose weight but I am still having strong cravings, how can I change or get rid of these cravings forbad food?

Don't waste time: Instead of fighting the cravings, use substitution. I would recommend meeting with a nutritionist who can listen to your specific cravings and suggest alternative foods that are lower in calories. Behavior modification is the answer, not denial. Good lick. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
Once
Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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What does it mean when your weight changes rapidly all the time?

Nothing much: Weight fluctuates throughout the day, typically due to hydration and water. You can also have fluctuations associated with hormone shifts, especially in females. Exercise can also lead to rapid weight loss due to water loss. ...Read more

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How come my weight changes daily even though I eat the same amount?

See below.: You may have sweat more one day than another. Perhaps you drank different amounts of fluids. The amount of feces in your body will change your weight. You may be burning off different amounts of calories. It is normal for our weight to fluctuate slightly day to day. ...Read more

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At one point I gained about 10 pounds in one week and I don't know why some times my weight changes alot?

Rapid weight change: Rapid weight changes are usually associated with changes in body water content. Hormones can effect your body water content as well as some illnesses. ...Read more

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Could losing weight changes your life ?

Could losing weight changes your life ?

If you are obese or: Overweight it could change your life in positive ways by improving self esteem and health. ...Read more

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How come my weight changes so fast on the scale with water?

How come my weight changes so fast on the scale with water?

Water is heavy.: Because water is heavy. Luckily, we continue to cycle the water out- so that water weight will often dissipate quickly. ...Read more

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How can I deal with weight changes in an elderly loved one?

Consult a doctor: Weight gain in the elderly can signifiy something medically wrong or even a medication side effect. It is important to have medical evaluation to determine correct diagnosis and approach. Hopefully this will provide answers and some steps to take. ...Read more

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Whenever I go to the bathroom, my weight changes throughout the day - why?

Whenever I go to the bathroom, my weight changes throughout the day - why?

Normal: During the day, you are constantly taking in food and liquids and going to the bathroom. It is very common to have your weight vary 3-5 pounds over the course of the day. ...Read more

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Can stretch marks appear even if there is no rapid, dramatic weight changes occur?

Can stretch marks appear even if there is no rapid, dramatic weight changes occur?

Skin tears: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Possibly: Atarax (hydroxyzine) can cause nausea and vomiting in some, which will of course affect calorie intake. In more unusual cases, it can affect your appetite directly. SO weight changes are a possibility. Your history of gastritis suggests many other possibilities as well. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor for further evaluation of these other possibilities. ...Read more

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I used to be on yasmine when it was allowed and i did not have any weight changes while being on it.Now i'm beginning apri. Will i gain or lose weight?

Can not predict: All oral contraceptives will have weight gain as a listed side effect. But not every one gains weight. There is no way to predict what will happen when you take the new med. You can feel hopeful that since you did not gain weight the first time- then you may have a similar response. I encourage you to eat healthy and exercise and you will be less likely to have negative weight changes. ...Read more

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Does effexor (venlafaxine) work through the bloodstream? If your weight changes (by diet+exer) would that change the effect the Effexor (venlafaxine) has on my body?

Does effexor (venlafaxine) work through the bloodstream?  If your weight changes (by diet+exer) would that change the effect the Effexor (venlafaxine) has on my body?

No change: Effexor (venlafaxine) is metabolized through the liver and does travel through your bloodstream. It is not harbored much at all by your fat cells so if your weight were to change via losing fat cells, your levels of Effexor (venlafaxine) should not really change since it is not being harbored by the fat cells and is being managed by your liver which will not be changed by losing or gaining weight. ...Read more