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Reasons for weight loss with no apparent reason?

Reasons for weight loss with no apparent reason?

Weight loss: If you are experiencing weight loss of more than 10 pounds for no reason, be sure to see your doctor. Causes could be hyperthyroidism, infections such as hiv, bowel disorders or cancer. ...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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Can sugar be a reason for heavy weight loss?

Can sugar be a reason for heavy weight loss?

Possibly: Diabetes mellitus, a disease in which blood sugar is high & damages the body's tissues over time, can be associated with weight loss if large amounts of sugar are getting dumped into the urine rather than being used by the body for energy. Other symptoms can be great thirst, great hunger, and passing large amounts of urine; symptoms which need immediate evaluation by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can stress be a reason of weight loss and gain Ex. Lose weight one week and gain twice as mush the next week Yet eating the same amount you always do?

Can stress be a reason of weight loss and gain Ex. Lose weight one week and gain twice as mush the next week Yet eating the same amount you always do?

Its a "balance": Your activity and your diet are the major factors in Weight Gain/loss. Stress usually leads to loss of appeitite. Sounds like you need to speak with someone about the stress in your life. Your Primary Care Provider or Local Health Department may help.
Hope this helps
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Worried I was losing weight because of another reason but I had changes my diet and was exercising. Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am I ok?

Worried I was losing weight because of another reason but I had changes my diet and was exercising. Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am I ok?

Yes: This is simple arithmetic. If you are taking in more calories than you are consuming you will gain weight, and to the contrary if you're taking in less you will lose weight. If you want to lose more weight then either eat less or exercise more and burn more calories. Otherwise no problem. Keep up the good work. Am impressed at your dedication. ...Read more

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I want to know the reason why people say that topiramate causes weight loss.

I want to know the reason why people say that topiramate causes weight loss.

It depends: Topiramate combined with a mild stimulant has actually been approved for weight loss. Some people find their appetite goes down with use. Like most medicines, however, individual differences in responses can occur. Rather than say topiramate causes weight loss I would prefer to say it is associated with weight loss in some patients. The reasons for same I'm not sure anyone knows for sure. ...Read more

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What is the primary reason for the weight loss seen on common high-protein diets?

What is the primary reason for the weight loss seen on common high-protein diets?

Protein: This is usually because the carbohydrate content is usually lower. It is the high glycemic index, sugar laden foods that are so unhealthy and fattening. Sugar is the addiction causing ill health today. ...Read more

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Would weight loss be a reason for sudden tailbone pain? Over a month now every time I sit in any position w/in 30sec horrible pain!

Would weight loss be a reason for sudden tailbone pain? Over a month now every time I sit in any position w/in 30sec horrible pain!

Tailbone pain: Weight loss should not lead to tailbone pain - if this persists I would recommend seeing a md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for weight loss during the 3rd trimester?

What could be the reason for weight loss during the 3rd trimester?

Wt loss 3rd trimeste: You normally should not be losing weight during your 3rd trimester. Best to check this out with your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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Is daonil the main reason for weight loss in diabetics type ii? Please advise!

Is daonil the main reason for weight loss in diabetics type ii? Please advise!

No: Hi. No, just the opposite. Sulfonylurea drugs are associated with weight gain in diabetics. ...Read more

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Sudden weight loss below waist region. What blood test to find out reason please?

Sudden weight loss below waist region. What blood test to find out reason please?

Weight loss that is: Sudden and unexplained needs more than a blood test. Please see your doc ASAP. He/she will do a full work up and help you understand what is going on and treat if necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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18 yo virgin, is it normal to miss periods for 3 months with no apparent reason at all? How to make it come again? No dramatic weight loss or stress?

18 yo virgin, is it normal to miss periods for 3 months with no apparent reason at all? How to make it come again? No dramatic weight loss or stress?

Not typical: It matters if your period s were normal for a long time before this three months. It matters how much your total weight is and how much you exercise, and the level of stress. It may be more significant than what you think it is. ...Read more

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EGD stomach scope scheduled for 28th sept. My GI problems n symptoms has worsened. Including weight loss of 10 pound in just one week. Can I ask for scope to be done sooner. Is it legit reason?

EGD stomach scope scheduled for 28th sept. My GI problems n symptoms has worsened. Including weight loss of 10 pound in just one week. Can I ask for scope to be done sooner. Is it legit reason?

Don't wait 5 days: If you really lost 10 pounds in a week I assume you have not been eating or drinking or you have severe vomiting and/or diarrhea. As such you are likely dehydrated and should be feeling ill at this point and I would not wait 5 days to see a physician. See if you can see your GI now, and if not, you should go to the ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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In hospital due to fat malab. Weight loss. 2nd colon tomorrow want to be better, whatif they don't find a reason why this happen all after loss of baby?

In hospital due to fat malab. Weight loss. 2nd colon tomorrow want to be better, whatif they don't find a reason why this happen all after loss of baby?

Malabsorption: There are many causes of malabsorption: http://medical-dictionary. Thefreedictionary. Com/malabsorption+syndrome. One cause is a post-partum syndrome called sheehan's syndrome, which is a shutdown of the master gland - the pituitary gland. If your colon study is negative, your doctors might want to possibly investigate the pituitary axis for possible malfunction. ...Read more

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I am spitting, irritation in throat have weight loss in 6 months (6 kg) & Naueaa. Sonography, Barrium X-ray, Stool Test done &shows normal. Reason?

I am spitting, irritation in throat have weight loss in 6 months (6 kg) & Naueaa. Sonography, Barrium X-ray, Stool Test done &shows normal. Reason?

GE Reflux: I am glad to know above tests are Normal. Try omeprazole /Ranitidine like drug. Also monitor what kind of food (solid vs Liquid; Spicy vs Dairy Etc) causing Nausea/irritability.
may check for celiac disease, H. pylori gastritis. May need EGD and Esophageal Motility study if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am losing weight?

What could be the reason that I am losing weight?

Losing weight: Generally, people lose weight when their food intake is less than what their bodies need to function each day. In such situations, fat stores are used up, and muscle can be lost also. There are multiple medical causes of unexplained weight loss, and your physician would need to see and examine you to check into them. Http://tinyurl. Com/n8tnstg. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that bronchiectasis patients lose weight?

What could be the reason that bronchiectasis patients lose weight?

Depends severity: Bronchiectasis is type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Mucus accumulates and sticks in the airways of the lungs, called bronchi. As a result, the airways become infected and inflamed, eventually leading to enlarged and weak airways, which allows more mucus and bacteria to accumulate.Cough,
shortness of breath, weakness, weight loss and fatigue are symptoms that vary in intensity. ...Read more

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I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. Can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?

NO, unlikely cause: Dermoid tumor of ovary, you are born with it, most of the time is benign, removal is the cure, weight gain is due less exercise (or no exercise) sedentary life, consuming more calories than required especially unhealthy junk food. If you want to want to loose weight just reverse the above and you will. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble losing weight I workout 4 days a week I have hypothyroid could this be the reason...What should I eat to help. ..

I'm having trouble losing weight I workout 4 days a week I have hypothyroid could this be the reason...What should I eat to help. ..

Obesity and thyroid: It will be difficult to lose weight until you resolve underlying endocrine issues. After that it is a matter of eating less than you are burning. Exercise is wonderful for health, but you can generate more calorie difference by decreasing food. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I can't lose weight?

What could be the reason that I can't lose weight?

Many reasons: Reason for lack of weight loss are many. Common reasons include: high intake of processed starch and sugar, lack of lean protein, vegetables and fiber in your diet, lack of adequate exercise. If none of those pertains to you, then low thyroid function, adrenal dysfunction, stomach problems, diabetes are some of the reasons behind weight gain. I suggest seeing doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Any reason why am I losing weight without wanting to?

Any reason why am I losing weight without wanting to?

This would need: Medical eval to give you an answer (if you are not having any symptoms & loss is not intentional). ...Read more

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Losing weight for no reason; should I be concerned or happy?

Losing weight for no reason; should I be concerned or happy?

You should happy and: And concern, because some time this agood sign and some times could be bad one.. ...Read more

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Could water weight be the reason im not losing weight?

Weight Loss: Nope. Water helps you flush out toxins. Weight loss failure usually represents too many calories, too much sugar or carbohydrates or not enough physical activity.

Remember the scientific truths about weight loss:
1. Protein should comprise 60% of the diet.
2: carbs 25%
fats 10-15%.
Total calories 1500 to 1800
exercise should be with hr of 130 for at least 20 minutes five times per week. ...Read more

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Losing weight for no reason; not dieting. Should I be concerned?

Losing weight for no reason; not dieting. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Unintentional weight loss (meaning weight loss without dieting or increasing activity levels) can be a sign of potentially serious underlying medical conditions. You should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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Is it possible that junk food be the reason why I am losing weight so fast?

Is it possible that junk food be the reason why I am losing weight so fast?

Junk food?: Junk food often makes you gain weight -- at least fat around your middle. Also, it often has unhealthy trans-fats in it -- so that even if you aren't gaining weight, you're adding toxins to your body that it incorporates into your cell membranes which then function poorly. If you have rapid weight loss that you aren't intending to have, see your doctor for a workup. Many possible causes. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight easier? I'm a daily active 18 year old man, but for some reason I'm not seeing any physical improvement.

What can I do to lose weight easier? I'm a daily active 18 year old man, but for some reason I'm not seeing any physical improvement.

Do you need to lose?: First i'd determine whether you need weight loss. Are you overweight? If so then a low calorie diet is the answer. Especially low in sugars. Only with diet and exercise can you hope to lose the weight. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 35 and I've tried exercise, eating right, pills. Ect. To lose weight and nothing is working. Is there an underlying reason possibly?

Hi, I'm 35 and I've tried exercise, eating right, pills. Ect. To lose weight and nothing is working. Is there an underlying reason possibly?

Calorie log: You could have a low thyroid and that is easy to check. Do a calorie count soon and see how many you really get each day. Many people are surprised how many calories they eat when they think they are being so good most of the time. All it takes is a day to undo a whole week of dieting. Keep a log and you will learn a lot I bet. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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