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What Causes Extreme Weight Gain
Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy and : A multitude of other conditions. See a doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more
Quite a lot!: Hypertension, Heart disease such as valve problems, Pregnancy, Hormone changes, Obesity, Excessive salt intake, Alcohol ingestion, Inflammatory diseases, many medications, and sedentary living / excessive sitting days. I encourage all my patients to live a healthy active life with as little medication as needed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild increase in weight. Basic testing by your doctor might also check for deficiencies in thyroid, iron, b-12, as metabolic causes for weight gain. ...Read more
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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