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What are some reasons that people put on a lot of weight?

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 more

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Are there specific things that i can eat and drink while on a diet?

Are there specific things that i can eat and drink while on a diet?

Healthy foods are fi: Eat healthy which means eating lots of vegetables and fruits but do not indulge in sweets and or fat rcih foods. Limit your daily caloric intake to less than 1500...Preferably closer to 1, 000 to 1, 200 per day. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What are some good foods that have a lot of iron in them?

What are some good foods that have a lot of iron in them?

Iron foods: Red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels, have to be fortified), beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver and artichokes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

WEB MD: According to web md: ginkgo biloba is one supplement that shows more promise than many others , lausier says. 'ginkgo biloba tends to improve blood flow in small vessels.'. ...Read more

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Besides diet, what are some of the reasons that would cause continuous weight gain?

Besides diet, what are some of the reasons that would cause continuous weight gain?

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

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What are some of the reasons why people who take fazaclo gain weight?

What are some of the reasons why people who take fazaclo gain weight?

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

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Could you tell me what are some controversies on the treatments of eating disorders?

Could you tell me what are some controversies on the treatments of eating disorders?

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

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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?

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 more

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What are some of the names of the types of surgery that u can have for weight loss?

What are some of the names of the types of surgery that u can have for weight loss?

Most common: The most commonly performed surgeries for weight loss in the us are the gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy. There is also the duodenal switch, the mini gastric bypass, and gastric plication. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What are some common diets that people go on to lose weight?

What are some common diets that people go on to lose weight?

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

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What are the causes of a persons body to just jump when they are sleeping?

What are the causes of a persons body to just jump when they are sleeping?

Information: Interesting question. No specific answer. Usualy it has to do with some kind of electical activity in the brain during sleep. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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