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Can chronic diarrhea cause an inability to lose weight?

Can chronic diarrhea cause an inability to lose weight?

No: It is more the other way around. Chronic diarrhea can be a sign of metabolic disease or a sign that you aren't absorbing nutrients properly. You should see you doctor for workup of the chronic diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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Can e-mycin cause you to lose appetite?

Can e-mycin cause you to lose appetite?

Absolutely: Erythromycin can be one of the more difficult antibiotics to take. Nausea & vomiting can limit this use of this antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

I don't think so but: I don't know how or why having gastritis would directly prevent weight loss.The best way to lose weight is a healthy diet (ideally low in sugars and starches) & exercise.If gastritis somehow prevented you from eating healthy foods it could be a factor, but you should be able to eat healthy even with gastritis. However, gastritis is an inflammatory condition & inflammation may contribute to obesity. ...Read more

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Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Yes: Older beta blockers like atenolol can cause weight gain. In the studies, there was about 2-4 lb weight gain on atenolol. Some of the newer ones, like Carvedilol or bisoprolol are less likely to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Can diet coke cause you to lose or gain weight?

Can diet coke cause you to lose or gain weight?

It may not do either: But aspartame is mildly toxic and causes a brain change known as "excitotoxicity". This tends to be worse when brain cells are poorly energized-------and that reflects poor diet that could cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Can parasites cause me to continue to lose weight but then gradually gain it all back?

Can parasites cause me to continue to lose weight but then gradually gain it all back?

Parasites can cause: weight loss and other GI symptoms. Please see your doc who may want to do lab work. Diagnos-techs lab in Washington state offers excellent GI parasite lab testing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can tachycardia cause you to lose weight?

Can tachycardia cause you to lose weight?

No: However, the tachycardia may be reflective of another condition, such as hyperthyroidism, which can cause weight loss. You should see your pcp. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Does hyperglycemia cause you to lose your appetite?

Yes and no: Very high sugar levels will suppress appetite somewhat. However, as your sugar levels fall from that elevated level, your appetite may be inappropriately triggered. That is the reasoning behind the use of metformin in weight control- it moderates the blood sugar spikes and minimizes cravings caused by high glycemic foods. ...Read more

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Can being constipated cause you to gain weight?

Can being constipated cause you to gain weight?

Constipation: It takes about seven hours or more to digest the meal so there is always some stool passing through the colon. Most people will have bowel movements of less than 1 pound. If one is extremely constipated you may put on a little weight but it won't be very much and most scales are not accurate enough to notice it. ...Read more

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Does stress cause you to lose weight?

Does stress cause you to lose weight?

Maybe not: Some people eat less and lose weight when stressed. However, many people eat or snack when under stress, so more stress can lead to more calories eaten. When people try to stay up to study or do work, they often eat or drink to keep themselves stimulated and alert . . . Leading to more calories and weight gain. "de-stressing" by staying up watching tv and eating popcorn also adds calories! ...Read more

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Do antibiotics cause you to lose weight?

Do antibiotics cause you to lose weight?

Usually no: They don't effect weight unless you had a severe side effect that made you nauseated or caused prolonged diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can heart disease cause you to lose weight and your appetite? If so, why?

Can heart disease cause you to lose weight and your appetite? If so, why?

One possible cause: Will be the possibility of depression not uncommonly seen in a patient with heart disease specially after interventions and hospitalizations. Drug induced, diabetes, hyperthyroid can be another possibilities. I will recommend see your physician asap for avoid history and physical and look for a cause. Malnutrition not good in the presence of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause you to lose weight?

Can drinking alcohol cause you to lose weight?

Sometimes: Alchol beverages = lots of calories, so many people get the opposite. But with severe drinking - some people will drink instead of eat and become malnourished. The more thin and malnourished you are the more susceptible to adverse medical effects of alcohol. Alcoholic korsakoff's dementia - or wernikes-korsakoffs is usuallly seen in heavy drinkers w/ vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain? How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain?  How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

Forms of activity: The more inactive you are, the more likely you experience chronic pain and weight gain. The key is to find mild, intermittent forms of exercise that you can tolerate and carry on. For example, start with stretching and light weight bearing. Change body positions every few minutes. Take breaks but try walking/stationary bike/water exercise, and increase the duration weekly when tolerated. no snack ...Read more

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I'm losing weight from gastritis, what can I do to prevent more weight loss?

I'm losing weight from gastritis, what can I do to prevent more weight loss?

Discuss w/your: doctor a/or gastroenterologist, particularly if conventional therapy with lifestyle intervention and medication such as zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec hasn't been effective. ...Read more

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Can water parasites make you lose weight and cause a loss of appetite?

Can water parasites make you lose weight and cause a loss of appetite?

Yes, in children: Giardiasis is a great example of this..It is generally a self-limited infection in adults, and rare instance of peristent infection can be easily treated with some antibiotic such as Metronidazole etc..But is young children, this bug can attach to the lining of small intestines causing malabsorption, disaccharidase deficiency, wt loss, and growth retardation etc..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Really need to lose weight but limited exercise wise due to ailments, what's the best weight loss pill to help start me off?

Really need to lose weight but limited exercise wise due to ailments, what's the best weight loss pill to help start me off?

Review with doc: Based on your ailments you have and your overall health a professional could better help you come up with the best weight loss plan for you. ...Read more

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How does "Topiramate" cause you to lose weight ?

How does "Topiramate" cause you to lose weight ?

Topamax (topiramate): The specific mechanism for weight loss with Topamax (Topiramate) is not well understood. Topamax was originally approved for the treatment of epilepsy. One of the side effects is significant weight loss. Topamax may also lower blood sugar levels which is a benefit for patients with diabetes. Topamax is not FDA approved for weight loss but it is used in an off label capacity. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin cause you to gain weight ?

Does isotretinoin cause you to gain weight ?

Weight gain: Not listed as side effect HOWEVER elevation of serum glucose may occur with isotretinoin and that may contribute to weight gain. Consult with prescribing physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more