Category: Health

Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Even though most people would agree that strength training probably has some value for health, the practice is usually associated with bodybuilders and fitness fanatics in an off-putting or maybe even an intimidating way. Also, some people simply can’t afford a gym membership or buying a bunch of expensive equipment in their home. The good […]

A Review of Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Over the past few decades, a pair of seemingly paradoxical trends have emerged: the number of people who are overweight or obese has risen at the same time as the number of people trying to lose weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the decade from 2007-2017 saw obesity rates in the United States rise from 34% to 42% of the population.

Side Effects of Medication: Amlodipine and Weight Gain

Being overweight or obese is known to increase the risk for high blood pressure, but it can also make high blood pressure worse if it was already an issue. A further complication for those with high blood pressure is that the medications meant to treat the condition may lead to unexplained weight gain. One example […]

Weight Loss With Irritable Bowel Syndrome  

With nearly 15% of the population suffering from it annually, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common digestive disorders in the United States and one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor of gastroenterology. IBS tends to be a chronic disease, and it has no cure, yet a number of […]

Is Weight Gain One of the Side Effects of Meloxicam?

Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used in the treatment of various types of pain and inflammation. Sold under brand names like Mobic and Vivlodex, meloxicam was first approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. Unlike other over-the-counter NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, meloxicam is only […]

Gabapentin: Does it Lead to Gaining Weight?

Most people will experience fluctuations in their body weight from time to time during the normal course of life. The reason weight goes up or down is typically related to dietary habits and regular physical activity levels. Sometimes, though, the standard explanations may not tell the whole story, particularly for those who are on prescription […]

What to Know About Beta Blockers and Weight Gain 

It is perhaps inevitable that we all, at some point in our lives, will need to take a prescribed medication to treat an illness or to manage symptoms that impact our quality of life. Yet as helpful as the medication might be, there’s always a chance that it can cause side effects that have to […]

Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss

The American Thyroid Association estimates that 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid condition, but most people (around 60%) probably aren’t even aware they have a thyroid health problem. Because of the important role the thyroid gland plays in many aspects of our physiology, thyroid disorders and disease can be the source of numerous […]

Can Weight Gain Lead to PCOS?   

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women who are old enough to get pregnant. Each year, it affects nearly five million women, and the rates have been rising over the past decade. Doctors have long understood that PCOS is linked with unexplained weight gain, though it is often […]

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