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When PCOS Affects Weight and Fertility, Lifestyle Changes Can Help

If a woman is experiencing problems with her hormones, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) could be the diagnosis. With PCOS, the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, sex hormones that are more prevalent in men and typically found in only small amounts in women. Additionally, many small cysts, or fluid-filled sacs, can develop on a […]

Should I Worry About Empty Calories?   

The American diet has been changing over the decades, and by all measures it hasn’t been for the better. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans are eating over 20% more calories today than they were in 1970. A significant portion of that increase has come from what are sometimes described as […]

The Latest on Wegovy (Semaglutide): Is the Shortage Almost Over?

In June 2021, the Food & Drug Administration approved Wegovy (generic name: Semaglutide) for chronic weight management—making it the most effective medication of its kind to hit the market in decades. Administered using a simple pen that injects the medication underneath the skin, Wegovy mimics the hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is a […]

Tips for Getting Past a Weight Loss Plateau

A weight loss journey can sometimes be a challenging experience full of day-to-day ups and downs that make it difficult to stick with. Choosing the right meal plan and finding time to add an exercise routine into a busy daily life are hard work even in the best of circumstances. It’s also a unique individual […]

Can Antidepressants Like Paxil Cause Weight Gain?

It is estimated that nearly 5% of the adult population in the United States suffers from regular feelings of depression and over 8% of adults have had at least one episode of major depression over the preceding 12 months. Though many people who are dealing with depression never seek treatment, those that do are often […]

The GOLO Diet: Does it Actually Work?

America has had an obesity problem for the last 40-50 years, and it doesn’t seem to be changing for the better. In September 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that noted the number of states with high rates of obesity had doubled just since 2018. Even as the numbers […]

Is Weight Loss a Side Effect of Adderall?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of people each year in the United States. Though mainly seen in children between the ages of three and 17, ADHD is also estimated to affect about 2.5% of the adult population. Since the disorder first started to be diagnosed more regularly in the […]

Will Taking Metoprolol Cause Me to Gain Weight?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half the population of the United States has hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. Yet as commonplace as it is, only about a quarter of those affected by high blood pressure are actively managing it with prescription drugs. Some of this may be […]

Does Taking Prednisone Lead to Weight Gain?

There are many reasons a doctor might prescribe corticosteroids, a type of synthetic hormone medication that is mainly used to treat conditions characterized by inflammation. While these drugs have been used for decades in a variety of different contexts, they can still have a number of side effects that are difficult to manage. The most […]

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