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Weight Gain

An increase in body weight is called weight gain. This weight gain can be due to an increase in muscle mass, fat, or fluid retention. Weight gain in adults can be due to bad dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, or a severe underlying condition.

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Will my weight gain lead to an increase in fasting glucose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about the fasting glucose level. I just received the results from blood tests taken a week back and I am a bit concerned about my fasting glucose level. On this most recent test, my fasting glucose was 103 mg/dL. I had a full physical eight months back. At that time my f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, we do not rely so much on a single report. Because, there are multiple factors which may affect the fasting readings like as you mentioned stress level, alcohol, diet on the previous day, etc. So you need to check it again after an interval of two weeks. Als...  Read Full »

Why do I feel tired, have insomnia, and weight gain after getting thyroid glands removed?

Query: Hello doctor, I had both my thyroid glands removed eight years ago, and a small amount was left (in the size of half of my small nail). Since then, I am getting my blood test done every year, which comes back normal. I do not understand this as everybody needs two thyroid glands to work properly, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not the size of the thyroid gland, but it is the function that matters. In most of the thyroid gland removal, the left over gland will start hyper functioning and hence will take over the body function. So, if your blood work is normal means that a small part...  Read Full »

I am seeking information about childhood obesity. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I would like to know more information about childhood obesity. What are the common risk factors contributing to childhood obesity? What are the potential health implications of childhood obesity? What preventive measures can we adopt as a family to encourage a...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. The risk factors contributing to childhood obesity are poor teenage exercise. It is more common in males than females...  Read Full »

Does Levothyroxine have a role in reducing my weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on Levothyroxine at 100 mg but have been having weight gain despite working out five days a week and eating very well. I am cold all the time, have headaches, dryness, brain fog and joint pain. I got my levels tested and my TSH is normal, even low, and T3 and free T4 are at the ve...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism. Well, you can increase your dose to 112 Levothyroxine as per your doctor, but mind you Levothyroxine is not actually a weight loss drug. Your symptoms could be improved ...  Read Full »

I gained a lot of weight after taking Mirtazapine for depression. How to reduce it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male and I have been on Cipralex 20 mg for my depression for more than a year now. When I started Cipralex 10 mg I was fine. However, when my depression worsened I was given Mirtazapine 30 mg and my weight increased like hell. I gained 15 kg in three months, mostly aro...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stopping Topiramate is not the reason for weight gain in your case. Topiramate resulted in weight loss and the drug is also a good mood stabilizer drug. This helps in stabilizing the mood and supplements the antidepressants. So stopping Topiramate probably result in wo...  Read Full »

How may my wife gain weight with thalassemia minor?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 31 years old and has a history of mild thalassemia. Her hemoglobin level is consistently between 9 and 10 units. HbA2 is 5.40, RBC count is 5.14, and packed cell volume (PCV) is 30.90. Her current weight is 129 pounds. Could you please provide a diet chart for a thalassemia m...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern (I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your wife has beta thalassemia minor, which is one of the mild hemolytic diseases (a condition that can cause excessive bleeding). ...  Read Full »

I have weight gain issues after taking Metformin. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from diabetes, for which I am taking Metformin. But my weight has suddenly increased. I also suffer from hypertension, for which I am taking Chlorthalidone. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. As a diabetic, it is essential to manage your blood sugar levels effectively to prevent complications associated with the condition. While Metformin (biguanide) is generally considered the first-line medication for type 2 diabetes, Pioglit...  Read Full »

I take Dronis 20 for PCOS. Will I gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been advised to take Dronis 20 (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) for polycystic ovary by my doctor. Since I am having a tight schedule, I cannot exercise regularly. The doctor has given me weight-loss medicines. Also, I want to know how much weight gain Dronis 20 can cause in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Dronis 20 (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) is a medication used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can lead to weight gain due to hormonal imbalances. However, weight gain is not a common si...  Read Full »

I am seeking advice for gaining weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old and working in IT (information technology), and my weight is 94 pounds only. I had gained weight during COVID-19 (coronavirus of 2019), but it declined. I tried everything to gain weight, but it is not working. Can you help me? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Sure, here are some additional tips that may help you gain weight: 1. Eat more often: Instead of having three large meals daily, try eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day. It can help keep y...  Read Full »

I have thyroid disorder. Please review my attached reports.

Query: Hello doctor,I have thyroid. I have attached my reports. I have been getting tired while talking and have also gained weight.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. After reviewing your information and reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it can be confirmed that you have a thyroid hyperfunctioning condition called Graves disease. There are multiple treatment options available, ...  Read Full »

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