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What could cause rapid weight loss and trouble sleeping?

What could cause rapid weight loss and trouble sleeping?

Several things: Multiple possibilities: including hyperthyroidism and also drug abuse involving stimulants like methamphetamine. Sometimes opiates like heroin if the person is not getting a steady supply. Also severe agitated depression, and some anxiety disorders. Have seen some psychoses be like this also -- schizophrenia & mania. The person may not feel eating is necessary, or hyperactivity is extreme. ...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 the progression of scoliosis in teens cause rapid weight loss?

Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause rapid weight loss?

Not really: Not typically. Have the teen go seek medical attention to figure out why the fast weight loss is occurring, as it is not due to scoliosis progression. ...Read more

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Can quitting remeron (mirtazapine) cold turkey cause rapid weight loss? Gained 30lbs on it.

Can quitting remeron (mirtazapine) cold turkey cause rapid weight loss? Gained 30lbs on it.

Not necessarily: It is always easier to gain weight than to lose it. However, if it was the medicine that caused the weight gain then some weight loss should happen shortly after stopping it. ...Read more

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Might extreme calorie restriction (under 1000 a day) cause rapid weight loss or does it slow the metabolism?

Might extreme calorie restriction (under 1000 a day) cause rapid weight loss or does it slow the metabolism?

Weight loss: Your body will slow it's metabolism down when you try to trick it. I recommend a 1350 cal diet, and wait the long term. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid weight loss, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, and paleness?

What could cause rapid weight loss, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, and paleness?

Lots of things: Please see your doctor about this right away. The possibilities include some form of chronic disease be it intestinal, thyroid, cancer, depression, etc. The list is very lengthy and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

When a list of symptoms contains ''rapid weight loss' and ''losing weight with out trying' lost 2lbs in 2 weeks not tryin. When is cause for concern?

Severe and ongoing!: Sort-term and small-amount changes in weight are not the issue (you consume ounces per meal, drink ounces per day, and eliminate via stool and urine). But weight loss that starts to become visible and ongoing when eating and exercise habits have not changed would be something to be concerned about. 2 pounds in a week doesn't rise to that level--yet! if you have other concerns, see your md. ...Read more

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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Unknown cause: I am not aware of the reason rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. This had been identified in the past with rapid weight loss and liquid diets, and can currently be seen in those who have had rapid weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

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My 88 year old father has had a rapid weight loss of 7 lbs over 3 days. What might cause this?

My 88 year old father has had a rapid weight loss of 7 lbs over 3 days. What might cause this?

See his doctor now!: Your dad might have an infection, diabetes or thyroid disease, a reaction to medication, or a host of other problems (way too many to list all here). He should see his doctor right away. It may take some simple steps to correct and the longer he waits the harder it is for him to recover. There is no good reason for this sudden change. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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