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What could be the cause of good appetite but slightly loosing weight?

What could be the cause of good appetite but slightly loosing weight?

Count your calories: Weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you take in. This can be due to maldigestion or malabsorption of food you're eating, filling up on a lot of low calorie foods (proteins & carbs have 4 calories/gram; fat has 9 cal/g), a faster metabolism from a variety of disorders, vigorous exercise or training, stress reaction. Alarm symptoms or ongoing weight loss deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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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I have no appetite what so ever. I'm beginning to lose weight. I also have anxiety/depression. Could this be the cause of the lose of appetite?

I have no appetite what so ever. I'm beginning to lose weight. I also have anxiety/depression. Could this be the cause of the lose of appetite?

It could : Appetite and sleep disturbances are common with both anxiety and depression. They can also be side effects of the medications used to treat them, unfortunately. ...Read more

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A little weight loss without trying, what could be the cause?

A little weight loss without trying,  what could be the cause?

Weight loss: w/out trying indicates the need to find out why. There are a number of possibilities including lifestyle changes in activity and eating, hormones like thyroid. Please see your doctor to be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have not been feeling hungry off late. What could be the cause of this sudden loss of apetite. Please help.

I have not been feeling hungry off late. What could be the cause of this sudden loss of apetite. Please help.

Appetite: It is normal to not feel the same appetite everyday. However, this may represent a symptom of depression or other conditions. Consult your dr if it persists. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am getting thinner day by day though there is not much change in body weight. What could be the possible causes ?

I am getting thinner day by day though there is not much change in body weight. What could be the possible causes ?

If your body weight.: ...Is not changing, you are likely not getting significantly thinner. If, however, you are exercising heavily and eating a healthy diet, then your body shape might be changing enough to look slimmer in key areas. ...Read more

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I have lost weight could chronic stress be the cause and is this dangerous?

I have lost weight could chronic stress be the cause and is this dangerous?

Unexplained weight: loss needs to be evaluated by your doc. Having said that, yes, chronic stress can manifest in weight loss. Other folks may eat when anxious. We are all different. Peace and good health. ...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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Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

It is not clear: What you mean by excess. Anxiety can cause weight loss, but if you were my client and you had a sudden weight loss with no other significant changes, i would encourage you to see your physician and check for other reasons. It could be a reaction to the mess or another illness. Check it out and let us know what you discover. ...Read more

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How could have more weight Is the weight 38.45 good or what?

How could have more weight 
Is the weight 38.45 good or what?

Depends on height: ideal weight depends on height,body type and age--so all those factors need to be considered before you can decide if a weight is good or not. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

Weight loss: Your child needs a complete Blood test including platlets, sed rate and CRP. The results would then determine our next step to determine a diagnosis ...Read more

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Overweight and in my 1st week of weight loss I loss 5lb. Is losing this much concerning or could it just be water weight?

Hard to know: B"sd not really in experience with multidisciplinary weight management, men lose on average 5 lbs/week, women 3 lbs/week. Initial losses may represent depletion of glycogen (stored starch) and not fat loss - which will not be sustained. Fluid loss mostly in morbidly obese with leg swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

A few things: Age is a factor here. A young person going thru a growth spurt would have increased caloric needs and if these were not met, weight could be lost. On the other hand, if a person increased their activity level this would also increase caloric needs. This again would lead to weight loss if the the new caloric needs were not met. In both cases a person's appetite may increase or stay normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Is it possible to lose  weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Hard work: Cut calories but keep protein intake up. Do aerobic exercise especially things like stair steppers and spend time in the weight room. ...Read more

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Experiencing dehydration, loss of eyesight and loss of strength. What could it be?

Experiencing dehydration, loss of eyesight and loss of strength. What could it be?

Dehydration/eyesight: You need to see your doctor asap as you may have some condition which needs to be diagnosed and treated asap.It may be acute presentation of diabetes or may be some other metabolic condition with electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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Could my tiredness (sleeping a lot) and and loss of appetite be due to iron deficiency. I've been really cold to and everyone else is burning up?

Could my tiredness (sleeping a lot) and and loss of appetite be due to iron deficiency. I've been really cold to and everyone else is burning up?

Fatigue is a non-: specific symptom that may be caused by iron (Fe) deficiency, but pain is not common. Fatigue & cold intolerance are common signs of hypothyroidism, but not anorexia or pain. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy; Pepto-Bismol has lots of salicylate. If neuro exam, EEG & brain MRI are normal, seek evaluation for systemic disorders; if Fe-deficient, why? Depression can cause many of your symptoms, also. ...Read more