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What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

Calories abs rapidly: Most people with bulemia are normal wt. Depending on what is eaten and time before purge, many calories are absorbed rapidly digestion begins in the mouth. ...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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Psych says I need meds to get stable before I am safe to do DBT. But side effects = weight gain. I have bulimia and I can’t cope with weight gain?

Psych says I need meds to get stable before I am safe to do DBT. But side effects = weight gain. I have bulimia and I can’t cope with weight gain?

Follow: your Psychiatrist care plan and discuss your weight concerns. Eating healthy smaller portions and exercise will reduce the weight gain with psychotropics or selection of drugs with less weight gain or weight neutral ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery weight gain? What should I do?

Anorexia recovery weight gain? What should I do?

Work with treatment: team that includes your physician, a nutritionist and a behavioral health provider who is experienced in working with eating disorders. Take care. ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery weight gain should be how many pounds/wk?

Anorexia recovery weight gain should be how many pounds/wk?

2 lbs per week: Anorexia recovery is very complex and needs to be achieved with the help of medical professionals knowledgeable. A fast weight gain is too much psychologically and physcally for a patient. An anorexic
person has a great fear of gaining weight. So, as long as there is continual improvement in their health there is no rule of weight gain--just heath and psychological well-being foremost. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for anorexia recovery weight gain?

Can you give me suggestions for anorexia recovery weight gain?

If you have anorexia: Nervosa - really recommend a team approach to include your physician, behavioral health provider and a nutritionist. ...Read more

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How much weight gain is healthy during recovery from anorexia?

How much weight gain is healthy during recovery from anorexia?

Cannot say in: a particular case. The one anorexic/bulemic I've seen was overweight (not typical).
certainly checking BMI would give some guidance.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery rapid weight gain, what to do?

A team treatment: Approach is really important in recovery from anorexia nervosa. Recommend haivng input from a nutritionist, your physician and a behavioral health provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Will i gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean i will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery? .

Will i gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean i will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery?

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That : That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more

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10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?

10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?

Probably normal: Recovery from surgery can include many symptoms, and different individuals have different symptoms. Weight gain is not at all unusual following hysterectomy. If your symptoms are very uncomfortable you should see your doctor. Otherwise, try to relax and allow your mind and body to recover. If the symptoms continue or get worse, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

So glad to: hear that you are free of the desire for starving yourself or doing excessive exercise. See your doc for monitoring and then a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Your doc will help you to regulate your thyroid meds for you to feel better, including your mood. Peace and good health. Balance in all things. ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

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Can weight gain affect your vision?

Can weight gain affect your vision?

Not really: Weight gain might be a bad thing for your heart and blood vessels, but the eyes are isolated from basic bodily weight and will function well despite weight gain. ...Read more

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Can u recommend weight gain pills please?

Can u recommend weight gain pills please?

None: There are no pills to help gain weight. If someone wishes to gain muscle mass to aid in participation in some sports that benefit from this ( rugby, football, etc) then a supervised weight training regimen, with a normal diet high in low fat sources of protein is the typical pathway. ...Read more

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Which pills actually cause real weight gain?

The list is to long: To write. Please let us know if there are specific medications you are interested in. The question needs to be narrowed in order to provide you with an answer. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What's the normal weight gain for older adults?

Normal isnt good: The average american gains 1-2% of body weight each year. Not a good average. 70% of us are overweight. Shoot for maintain weight if you are at a healthy weight. If not work on weight loss. You don't have to gain weight each year. Watch what you eat and learn to cook delicious veg meals as well. It takes lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a good diet for weight gain?

Healthy & effective.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build 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, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, > ...Read more

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Could 2.5 mg of zypreza cause a lot of weight gain?

What's a lot?: Antipsychotics, especially the atypicals of which zyprexa (olanzapine) is an example, are associated w/metabolic side effects, including weight gain, high sugar (diabetes even), and high cholesterol, in addition to more common motor side effects. Talk to your doc about options as some are associated w/less weight gain than others. Of course, you 1st need a drug that takes care of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the medications i'm on be the cause of my weight gain?

Yes: Some medications such a birthcontrol pills, certain anti-depressants can cause weight gain. Certain pain medications can also cause weight gain. Prednisone which is an anti inflammatory medication also causes weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid weight gain over the holidays?

What are the best ways to avoid weight gain over the holidays?

Eat slow: Try taking small spoonfulls, savor each, rinse mouth with a sip of water. Talk to those you are eating with. Small spoonfulls. Take smaller portions, maybe use a salad plate instead. Limit desert to half servicing and no seconds. ...Read more

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I have acid problem but i want to weight gain, what should I do?

I have acid problem but i want to weight gain, what should I do?

Try Aloecure: Try drinking two ounces of aloecure or liquid aloe drink twice daily to help control acid. Avoid coffee, tomatoes, alcohol, spicy foods. Eat starchy vegetables such as brown rice, yams, lima beans, peas, potatoes, corn as well as non acid fruits like bananas, apples , pears, avocados and healthy oils like olive oil. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address my emotions after drastic weight gain?

Diet/exercise/therap: You need to learn to eat properly with low calorie/low carb diet, and get into exercise programme.And you may benefit from therapy as a group or alone to motivate yourself and help with underlying emotional and psychological problems associated with it
consult a nutritionist/therapist. ...Read more

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Iam taking practin tab for weight gain ,please tell it s gud for health?

Iam taking practin tab for weight gain ,please tell it s gud for health?

It depends: Practin or cyproheptadine is actually is an antihistamine that has a side effect of weight gain and is used in patients with Anorexia Nervosa. It really depends on why you are taking ir for weight gain. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain?

What causes weight gain?

Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Yes they do: A perdue university study found that diet sodas may be linked to many health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease.One large study found that people who drank artificial sweetened soda were more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.This include drinks containing aspartame, sucralose, and sacharin. ...Read more

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Is cold milk good for weight gain?

Milk can be used as: Part of a weight gain program. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more

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How does leptin affect weight gain?

Leptin: It functions in appetite. But, all research based on rats and human data very vague. ...Read more

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Dose water make people weight gain?

Dose water make people  weight gain?

Nope: As long as your kidneys are normal, and you are drinking a normal amount of water, your body will maintain the appropriate amount of water. Since water contains no callories, it does not become fat, it stays as water and circulates to where it is needed. Excess water will passed in the urine. There are times when the body holds on to more water, and this can lead to a temporary increase in weight. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more