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Why Do You Lose Weight With Cancer
I would contact: The company directly and inquire. It seems to me that many weight loss companies hire celebrities for this purpose. Can't hurt to ask. ...Read more
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
Several options: Weight management with pcos can be a struggle, especially if testosterone levels are elevated. Pcos women may be Insulin resistant & lean toward type 2 diabetes. There are medical & surgical options for pcos treatment which may help with weight control. See a doctor well versed in pcos management for evaluation. ...Read more
How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.
Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Joel fuhrman's nutritarian diet (http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht) can help you lose weight while providing good nutrition. I advise all dieters to take a good multivitamin as well. Exercise will help lose weight & reduce anxiety. There are many good alternatives to drugs for anxiety/dep: counseling, meditation, eft, 5-htp, homeopathy, herbs, magnesium, b complex etc. A holistic practitioner can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight Loss: In order to lose and maintain a healthy weight you have to combine good nutrition with exercise several times a week. Try to aerobic exercise for at least 40 minutes in your target zone(a bit breathy) 4 to 6 times a week, also do weight resistance 3 times a week, do not rest much between sets, make sure you fatigue the muscle group you are targeting. My best. ...Read more
More than 5-10 lbs.: Losing more than 5-10 pounds without changing your diet, increasing your exercise, and/or due to increased stress could signal a problem. It can be caused by malabsorption, thyroid disease, tapeworm, cancer, etc. Consult a physician immediately to identify the possible sources of the weight loss. ...Read more
1st WHY. 2nd HOW.: The why: you're saying you "need to" lose weight vs that you "want to" lose weight. I wonder what would make you feel you want to? Without positive motivation it's tough to change habits. The how: suggest charles duhigg's book "the power of habit (http://bit.Ly/wymrbk). Also, consider learning about the concept of "mindful eating." for example, see this nytimes article: http://nyti.Ms/wigtz1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to gain weight but I have an overactive thyroid. Lost too much weight, what do you recommend?
Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and have noticed a rapid weight gain. I need to lose weight fast but i'm not sure what i need to lose to look proportional.?
First thing first : You have to have your thyroid levels monitored and under control. Dose adjusted accordingly otherwise everything you do to lose weight will disappoint you. Encourage you to keep your appointments with your physician or specialist. Some people do suffer from diabetes along with hypothyroidism . So get checked. ...Read more
Maybe in some cases: I am upset by the number of radio adds for supplements claiming that the changes at menopause cause weight gain and are hormonally driven. Yes, there are changes that are related to a redistribution of fat in a "male pattern" fashion, but this does not have to be disconcerting. A balanced diet and regular exercise will ameliorate these changes and effect on self-image. Exercise can also help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most solid organ transplant centers have a weight limit or maximum body mass index (bmi) for recipients. This not only varies from center to center but also varies depending on the organ being transplanted. Our center has a maximum bmi of 30 for pancreas transplant recipients, 35 for kidney as well as lung recipients, but no limit for liver recipients (we have transplanted patients in the 50s). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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