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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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Lap chole 23 days ago. Lost 8lbs since. Currently weigh 106. Is weight loss normal due to the intake of low fat foods? How do I gain weight?

Lap chole 23 days ago. Lost 8lbs since. Currently weigh 106. Is weight loss normal due to the intake of low fat foods? How do I gain weight?

Eat more spend less: In a healthy person , gaining weight is easy loosing it is the problem , soon you will gain back to your original weight or even more , if you are taking low low fat diet for you health then it is ok , if it is for gb then there is no need , you will not get attacks as your gb is out . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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Weight lost weight the best diet?

Weight lost weight the best diet?

Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...Read more

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Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Yes: Yes. An excessive weight gain or loss (from 10 to 15 pounds) can change the fit of your colostomy pouch or alter the wearing time of the pouching system. Be sure to contact your surgeon or enterostomal therapy (et) nurse if weight gain or loss becomes a concern. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight and also gain muscle. What is best for muscle gains and weight loss?

I'm trying to lose weight and also gain muscle. What is best for muscle gains and weight loss?

Weight loss: Exercise and diet is the best way to both gain muscle and loose weight. If you attack this properly you will be much improved over time. It will take some time but you will jump for joy when your friends tell you how much you have changed. Go for it! ...Read more

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Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi.All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?

Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi.All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?

Paradoxical: Generally one gains weight with hypothyroidism and usually loses that weight gain with treatment with levothyroxine. As long as your TSH is in normal range and your appetite and food intake are normal for you, your current weight should be stable. ...Read more

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Following breast surgery does the body bloat and gain weight?

Following breast surgery does the body bloat and gain weight?

Yes, very common: Funny you should mention it. Many of my patients describe this. This may be due to a variety of factors which include normal swelling and inflammation following any surgical trauma as well as constipation that occurs with dehydration or narcotic analgesic use. Activity, decreased narcotics, and ly pharos massage may help. ...Read more

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Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Either: If you eat too much of it, and it's filled with sugar, cinnamon and raisins, it will make you fat. If you eat a reasonable portion size without a lot of sugar, then it's filling, high in fiber, and can be part of a healthy weight loss plan. ...Read more

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Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

If healthy, then...: Eat more healthy calories (snacks and meals) to gain weight. Choosing foods with protein and "good" fats and oils. Avoid excess amounts of simple starches and sugars. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out against resistance (with weights). This exercise will increase daily calorie needs, so one must eat more of the healthy, balanced diet he should already be on. ...Read more

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Which one cardio or weight training better for weight loss?

Which one cardio or weight training better for weight loss?

Cardiovascular: For burning calories, increasing your basal metabolic rate, and increasing endurance, cardiovascular activity is the answer for weight loss. Resistance training can of course be combined with cardio, but does not burn as many calories, tends to increase lean muscle, and tone your appearance. Since muscle weights more than fat, you may actually experience an increase in weight with weight training. ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram o rmore/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more

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My weight is 8 stone 8 pounds will i lose weight on the Slimfast diet ?

My weight is 8 stone 8 pounds will i lose weight on the Slimfast diet ?

That is possible,: But calories burned will have to exceed calories consumed to lose weight. ...Read more

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How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

Exercise : Most good gyms should have trainers on board and connect with one of them to design an exercise program for you. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more