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What Are Some Reasons That People Put On A Lot Of Weight
Weight gain. : Medical conditions aside, weight gain can generally be due to (1) eating more daily calories than your body requires, (2) lack of sufficient daily physical activity - exercise - to use extra ingested calories, (3) slowing of metabolism which occurs with age, (4) not enough sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the reasons of sudden weight gain?I gained a lot of weight in a very little period of time, what might be the reasons?
Wt gain: So many possibilities. You need to call your doctor for a check up to determine the cause and help you. ...Read more
It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?
Anatomy: Back teeth, because of their shapes, are more susceptible to decay. It's also harder to care for supporting tissues. Add to that not bruising 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, not flossing, not having check-ups 2x/year, eating hard foods like ice, high sugar diet, not replacing missing teeth immediately, etc. comes down to see your Dentist regularly and follow advice to the letter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lost a lot of wt due to unknown intestinal problems an chronic pain was wondering if there are any types of food that will help put wt back on my face?
See your doctor: A lot of unintended wt loss is something to see your doctor about - get referral to a specialist. If you have fast transit times (loose stools), try foods to slow down the gut to help absorption (milk & poppy seed products). Fatty foods pack on weight but may also worsen your transit time. Starches and high calorie drinks (ice cream type) will help weight loss. Stop the stool softener if you can. ...Read more
Are there any type of vitamins i can take or some sort of food i can eat a lot of to be successful at memorizing more things and do better on tests?
Multiple reasons: There could be internal abnormalities such as low thyroid function, low hormones (such as testosterone and dhea), there are some diseases such as cushing's disease and some other less common endocrine (gland and hormone related ) diseases that can cause unintended weight gain but high carb, processed sugar unhealthy diet and low thyroid function are probably the most common. ...Read more
Genetics?: It is not known for certain why some people see increased appetite, binge eating, and not feeling full with associated gain weight with clozapine, while others do not. It may have to do with genetic differences in serotonin (5ht2c) & histamine (h1) receptors. There is some literature to suggest that those who lose weight with Clozapine are less likely to well on the medication. ...Read more
Few Get AdequateCare: Eating disorders r very hard + expensive 2treat effectively. It takes a skilled interdisciplinary team, long stretches of treatmnt (ideally involving patient and close family members) + supportive maintenance. One ed, anorexia nervosa=the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. Those w/eds often resist/refuse treatmnt &/or often relapse. ...Read more
What are the medical reasons for not being able to lose weight or keep gaining weight after I lost a lot in the past? What could cause this?
Many reasons: You should see your PCP for a medical examination. Many hormonal disorders can affect your ability to lose weight for example thyroid and cortisol disorders. Even vitamin deficiencies can make it difficult such as Vitamin D deficiency. I recommend a thorough examination because other factors like diet intake, medications and family history can also affect your weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have some telangiectasia on the under part of my breasts? I lost some weight and also have some stretch marks are these normal
Normal.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any serious conditions that cause a lot of fecal volume? I go daily and they are formed, soft, shape of sausage. But there is a lot of them.
No problem..: Having large amounts of normal stools is not only ok, but healthy for your colon. Our western diet usually does not provide enough roughage, and subsequently our bowel habits in this country are also not very healthy. In cultures where they eat a great diet and have extremely low rates of colon and bowel problems, they often have 5-6 stools daily. So you are eating a great diet and stop worrying! ...Read more
What is pit count, as applied in blood work. There are a lot of references on google, but none of them actually define it. What is it?
Platelet count: The platelet count is a subcomponent of the whole blood count. Sometimes they abbreviate it as "plt" or "plts". The normal number of platelet cells is 250, 000 to 400, 000. If they are too low, you could have easy bruising or even bleeding. If they are too high, you can get clots. Primary disease of the platelets is quite rare. More often they are transiently elevated or depressed by infection. ...Read more
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
There are so many brands of multivitamins out there! how do I choose the right one? I drink a lot of water will that affect the effect of the vitamins?
Multivitamins: You're right, but there are some guideposts, such as whether or not natural vitamin e (mixed tocopherols and trienols) are used; content of vit. D (should be at least 1000iu); using beta-carotene rather than retinols, etc. For helpful info on how to select vitamins, see: http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ there's also a list on the site, but it doesn't include every single good product available. ...Read more
Is one of the reasons that bariatric patients regain weight because of they need cosmetic surgery? I got a lap band and it is very difficult to stay out of the kitchen because of the 20 some odd pounds of flesh hanging down. I fight it but I have friends
Generally : Generally that is not the reason why people regain weight after having one of the bariatric procedures. The issue of loose skin after bariatric surgery can certainly be a psychologically and physically difficult one. Addressing the loose skin with a plastic surgeon is a smart idea, while turning to food is simply ignoring the issue at hand. Most bariatric patients regain their lost weight because they resume their old lifestyles and stop using the bariatric surgery as a tool, the way it was meant in the first place. Best advise is reconnect with your bariatric surgeon for a follow up, keep a food diary (a really honest one for at least one month) and meet with the nutritionist. This is your best chance at getting back on the "band" wagon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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