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Will You Lose Weight After Treatment For High Prolactin Levels
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
Hi. Iost weight after diabetes... now sugar level is normal... but unable to get weight regain......how to regain weight?
How long will it take for prolactin levels (17.5 in male) to drop after discontinuing high doses of antihistamine for three consecutive months that caused elevated numbers? Will hair stop shedding?
Does Lexapro (escitalopram) decrease testosterone levels and if so would weight lifting and weight loss help alleviate this possible testosterone decline?
Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?
No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
How long does it take for testosterone levels to return to pre treatment levels after i stop testosterone treatment?
Depends: It depends on how long you were on it, what dose, and your age. The higher the dose, the longer you were on it, and the older you are, it takes longer for your own system to start functioning normally. For someone in your age group, i would expect it would take 3-6 months. ...Read more
What drugs will you be prescribed for excessive menstration insuline resistant failure to ovulate and high levels of androgens?
PCOS Diagnosis: The diagnosis of pcos requires 2 of 3 findings: irregular cycles > 35 days, elevated male hormones, acne or excess hair growth or polycystic appearing ovaries on us. Insulin resistance is not a diagnostic criteria. Metformin, low glycemic diet and weight training exercise are great. Actos (pioglitazone) may be better for thin women. Bcpills may be a problem if cholesterol and triglycerides are high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels? If so, how long does it take?
Here are some ...: Since everything always results from multiple factors which are always interacting, & behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we still don't know. But no matter whatever are, the functionality is the bottom line of care. Regardless of the outcome, just move on to manage it based on what we know and see. If working, you would see improving function in 2-3 months. But healthy lifestyle. ...Read more
How much time after an abortion does it take for insulin levels to return to pre pregnancy level?
How low dose ur blood sugar need to be to get into high ketone levels if ur trying to loss wieght. My blood surgar levels are at 100. I'm on low carb.
You can't: lose weight that way, so stop trying. All you'll lose is water, which you'll quickly regain. Be happy your sugar is normal and eat less if you want to lose weight. You can't get your ketone levels up, as they all go out in the urine -- unless you have type 1 diabetes and then ketones in the blood are a medical emergency. ...Read more
If some one fast for 21 days will the insulin and cpeptide levels be low if they have prediabetes also will there cortisol levels be high?
Yes but why fast...: Insulin and c-peptide will be low if you fast. 21 days is not recommended for anyone. Diabetes and prediabetes will not affect these levels in any reliable way. I also do not expect cortisol levels to be particularly helpful. If you are concerned about dm or prediabetes, the answer is a fasting glucose test and a hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more
Is carb cycling (2 high carb day followed by 1 low carb day) long term safe for someone who is athletic and don't need to lose weight ?
Depends what type of: exercising you are doing? High intensity, triathlon, marathon, or short burst, walking, running, sprinting? If you are a long, term high intensity runner, triathlon, you need to have more calories (carbs) before hand to not burn up (or consume) your muscles as fuel instead of the carbs. If you just do mild exercising (nothing long distance), it will be safer. Moderation is key! ...Read more
Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3,FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?
Yes, decent, no: Yes. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH, FT3 and FT4 but that is a good place to start. See http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd and http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 for more on testing and diagnosis. ...Read more
No: It shouldn't affect the test.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: An underactive thyroid gland may indeed lead to difficulty losing body fat (weight). With proper thyroid replacement and achieving optimal levels of your thyroid hormones, you may notice increased weight loss. However, it is critical to optimize nutrition and exercise if you want to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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