Conditions with symptom: 'weight gain'
This condition results in sufferers binging on food, and then purging it from their bodies by being sick or using laxatives. Read more →
Most people will have heard someone complain that their excess weight is down to a 'slow metabolism' - normally at the same time as that person is shovelling cake into their mouth… Read more →
Obesity occurs when somebody is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex. Read more →
Hey im 18 almost 19 and am only 6 and a half stone, ive tried loads of different ways to gain weight but it doesnt work have you got any suggestions that might help me gain weight?
Is there a contraception that wont cause weight gain? i have tried the pill,injections and the copper and marina coil and still gain about 1 stone in weight! I dont change my eating habits
There is a coil that does not release any hormones into your system. i found that this didnt affect my eeight like other hormonsl forms of contraception did.
I'm on the contraceptive patch, it's great I've had no side effects and after my 2nd child I wanted to lose weight not gain it and I have been able to lose weight. After I had my 1st child I went in the injection and gained 1st so the patch has been great.
how long does weight gain take to show? Like usually I am healthy and eat the normal amount. My weight is fine as is my BMI, however this week I've overate everyday of the week, the scales show I have gained 1lbs, but for the amount I have ate I should gain more, and in general was wondering how long it takes for weight gain to show up? both on the scales and body?
I have never had large breast, I was only a B cup, but after having my 1st child i gain more breast and went to a B cup, but after hyaving my 2nd child I lost any breast I had and am not even a A cup and is making me very self consious about my body, making wearing some clothing very difficult. Worst for me is that me been undress infront of my husband. I have tried to gain weight to see if this would help but im not a person that can gain weight easily. Is breast inplants something that can be done on the NHS or something I would have to have done private?
I have lost approximately 8 stone on 4 seaparate occaisions and I'm in the process of losing it for a 5th time!, dieting and weight gain just seem like flip sides of the same coin to me, how can I break this cycle and is this constant weight gain and loss likely to cause me any health problems?
Hi, I'm 14 years old nearly 15 and I'm underweight. I have been trying to gain weight for almost a year but nothing has happened. I had a blood test checking if there was anything wrong, but it only came up with a minor iron deficiency. My bra size is 30AA and has been since I was twelve. I am scared whether this will increase and whether there is anything I could do to gain weight and increase the size of my breasts.
I've just gone through a stage like this. I've always been underweight but just this year I've suddenly gone through a "growing spurt " and I have began to put more weight on without even trying. I thought this could of possibly been the hormones kicking in and so far I'm the "normal" weight for my age ,height etc. My advice would be to eat the correct foods and eat no bad fatty foods with saturated fats and trans fats. Also take omega 3 capsules ( can get them in asda for 2 pound ) and also to have controlled exercise in small bursts every day . p.s I'm 15 now I hope this helps and remember you have barely even started to grow get ! There is plenty of time. Xo
Im 41. Had a baby last june. Periods returned ok, until gp put me on the pill cerazettet, against my wishes. Bad mistake as I just dont get on with contraception. Weight gain etc. I came off the pill in October due to horrendous sweats and weight gain, long bleeds. Since, my periods have been 25 or 27 days, heavy and short. Worried im premenopausal.
I had a nearly 10lb baby 5 years ago then another 15 months after he was nearly 8lb, Im only small frame and don't think my muscles repaired themselves the first time around but just lately they seem to have got worse, I've put on weight in the past 3 months and gone from Size 10 - 12 I bike alot so I was wondering if the weight gain was muscle but can't work out why my muscles look worse now when the children are 5 and nearly 4 I did wonder if the weight gain was caused by a medication I am on (Amitryptline 50mg) and maybe thats why the muscles look worse ? Im guessing its too late to try and do anything to make them repair themselves ?
hi i am 24 years old im 5ft 6inch and i only weight 7 and a half stone. ican't gain any weight i can eat for scotland and still not put the weight on is there anything i can do to try and put weight on thanks
what weight would u say is over weight for a 16 yr old and how likly would i be to get diabeties?
I am currently suffering from constipation. I have bloating, flatulence , pain in left side like a stitch pain,gurgling also in the left side. I use to suffer from constant diaholrea but after starting various pain meds for arthritis this changed to constipation. I have been waiting since December to see an nhs specialist. I have bouts were I lose weight very quickly and have to increase my food intake, then I start to gain weight and cut my intake, I am currently eating 1400 calories a day and still gaining weight. I have lost 6 stone in the last 2 years, I did want to lose weight but it has always followed this pattern of extreme weight lose then weight gain. I am worried about this, I am seeing my dr regularly but I am basically waiting for the appointment to see the gastrointestinal consultant.
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