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What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

Bloodwork: It would be good to get a complete bloodwork and a workup by your physician. There are many reasons for your symptoms, it's too complicated for a brief paragraph. Get it checked out ...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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What can cause sudden weight loss?

What can cause sudden weight loss?

Sudden weight loss: There are many medical conditions that can cause sudden weight loss. For example and over-active thyroid, stomach and bowel issues, and the list goes on.How much weight are you losing and how long has it been going on. Of course you must see your doctor to discuss this. ...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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What can cause a headache. weight loss.confusion. feels like the flu low pulse of 43 just not feeling right you know?

What can cause a headache. weight loss.confusion. feels like the flu low pulse of 43 just not feeling right  you know?

Lots of things: Are you dehydrated? Taking any drugs or medications? Have you been vomiting? Had a fever? With your symptoms you will need evaluation by a doctor as soon as you can. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can be the causes of weight loss plateau ?

What can be the causes of weight loss plateau ?

Normal: Body in general does NOT want to lose weight. When we reach plateau, body defense mechanisms against weight loss are kicking in. Time then to change the work out in terms of type, intensity and make adjustments in diet. Discuss issues with nutritionist and certified athletic trainer to get you back on track. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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What can be the causes of weight loss plateau and what should one do when he reaches that stage?

What can be the causes of weight loss plateau and what should one do when he reaches that stage?

Familiarity: When you reach a plateau with your weight loss it is usually because your body has become accustomed to what you are doing. It is important to change up your diet and exercise routine to "trick" your body into thinking something is different . You can change your form of cardio or add in some light weight lifting . Good luck ! ...Read more

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Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Other then Crohn's and IBS what can cause diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, stomach pains. Diarrhea 12-17 times a day. Not lactose intolerant either?

Many many: Reasons for diarrhea from bacterial infections and parasites to metabolic disorders and tumors. Get to a doctor ASAP and get this sorted out. How are you even functioning with 12-17 bouts of diarrhea per day? ...Read more

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What can cause loss of weight?

What can cause loss of weight?

Caloric burn intake: This is a very broad question. Most common reason for weight loss is intaking fewer calories than are burned. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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