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What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Not really: Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica. See your PCP to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

Some exercises help: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than she burns off, or she cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates, to help prevent "central obesity." ...Read more

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Is weight loss in case of esophogus cancer continueous weight loss or weight can go up and down over time?

Is weight loss in case of esophogus cancer continueous weight loss or weight can go up and down over time?

It depends...: Weight loss in patients with Esophageal cancer is related to poor nutrition due to inability to swallow food due to esophageal narrowing or block due to advancing cancer. Unless this obstruction can be relieved(with treatment) or bypassed(gastric/PEG feeding tubes), weight loss is continuous. However weight loss can be reversed early on with adequate treatments using surgery/Radiotherapy and Chemo ...Read more

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How to gain weight in the thighs and loose weight in the love handles?

How to gain weight in the thighs and loose weight in the love handles?

Create a specific: plan if action, i.e.,a food plan and an exercise plan, with the help and permission of your doctor. Low carbs and high protein is one way to go. Peace and good health. Please write it all down. Bread, pizza, pasta, gone or to a bare minimum can help, along w/power walking 20-30 minutes daily, brisk walk rather than slow stroll. Headphones can help. You can do it! Spot reduction doesn't work. ...Read more

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What exercises aid in the loss of back fat?

What exercises aid in the loss of back fat?

Exercies: Any form of strenuous exercise with help to aid in the loss of fat. Decrease calories, increased cardio working out. ...Read more

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Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss ?

Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss ?

OK .....: I presume you have given us a list of symptoms & I'll insert some commas! Hearing about itchy skin, muscle loss & weight loss all make me think of potential liver disease. It's possible the liver or gall bladder would be involved with right sided pain after eating. In any event, this requires physician evaluation to carefully sort through these multiple symptoms. Make an appointment today! ...Read more

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Can tucking in your belly help with belly fat loss and toning?

Can tucking in your belly help with belly fat loss and toning?

Can't hurt, but...: There is no substitution for regular exercise & a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss. Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. 1-2 pounds lost a week is a do-able appropriate rate. Stick to it, & you'll achieve your goal feeling great! ...Read more

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Is the back and abdominal the last places to lose fat?

Is the back and abdominal the last places to lose fat?

Often, yes!: It varies from person to person, but that is usually the case, it depends on your body type, really. Some people gain most of their excess weight in trunk and belly. Some gain it all over. I ...Read more

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Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Abnormal : There is something else going on if you have lost 30 pounds without meaning to in 4 months. Heartburn to the point of preventing you from eating is serious enough to warrant close evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

Weight training: You can build muscle mass in that area of the body by engaging in a systematic program of increased weigh training for the upper body. Best to start with a trainer. Avoid protein shakes, but eat healthy proteins, from nuts and beans, after each work-out. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme weight gain and swelling of the extremities?

What can cause extreme weight gain and swelling of the extremities?

Fluid retention?: Some medicines can stimulate appetite and / or cause fluid retention which would show up as swelling of the legs. Many overweight people think they have swelling of the extremities. You would be well advised to see your family doctor for an objective examination, determination of you optimal weight for height, and an action plan for achieving your goals regardless of the cause of weight gain. ...Read more

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Exercise for body weight and abdomen?

Exercise for body weight and abdomen?

Cardio Mix: Are you asking about the best way to lose wt, specifically around the abdomen? - the best way(s) to lose is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. However, if want to build ab muscles concentrate on core ex. ...Read more

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What can cause unintended weight loss (currently at 110lbs from 128lbs) and right upper quadrant abdominal pain?

What can cause unintended weight loss (currently at 110lbs from 128lbs) and right upper quadrant abdominal pain?

Various things: Hi. That needs evaluation. Problems with the liver, biliary tree, pancreas, and/or gastrointestinal tract could be involved. Types of processes involved could include inflammation, infection, tumor, bleeding, and so on. Please see your doc sooner than later to have this evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain strenght and muscle and lose weight at the same time weight as in fat?

Is it possible to gain strenght and muscle and lose weight at the same time weight as in fat?

Yes: Exercise done daily and for more than 30 minutes will make you lose weight from the extra fat which is burned during exercise provided you do not eat fatty foods. Exercise gives you strength and build muscles provided you are doing some resistance exercises and eating ample amount of proteins which you can get from eggs, fish, nuts and chicken(avoid red meat and fried foods which contain harm fat. ...Read more

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Wt is the best and fastest weight loss diet?

Wt is the best and fastest weight loss diet?

Healthy weight loss: The absolute best way to lose weight is and always will be lifestyle choices, diet and exercise. You should: 1) track what you eat, try to calculate how many calories you eat per day and slowly try to decrease that number 2) start a manageable, consistent workout regiment (working out 30 -45 min/day for 4 days) 3) make sure you are managing your stress 4) plenty of sleep - 7 to 8 hours. ...Read more

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What are the best fat burning weight loss systems?

What are the best fat burning weight loss systems?

None: There are no legitimate "fat burners" except physical exercise. Stop wasting your money, get on appropriate diet and exercise; get support from programs like weight watchers. You need to find how to eat properly for the rest of your life, not the next month. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or internet. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate drink to lose weight from the abdomen area?

What is the appropriate drink to lose weight from the abdomen area?

Water: It takes water to burn fat. Drink water, cut calories, eat smaller meals (way smaller) and get moderate exercise ever day (22 min of walking is enough). Stay hydrated and take in fewer calories than you burn. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more