Category: Weight Gain

Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight After Bariatric Surgery

Severe obesity is unfortunately all too common in the United States, and the evidence suggests it’s still on the rise. Over the last few decades, it has become clear that traditional interventions for obese patients (e.g. dieting and exercise routines) are mostly ineffective at helping people reach their weight loss goals. In light of this, […]

How Does Obesity Affect College Students?  

The transition to college is a pivotal moment in the lives of young adults, marked by newfound independence, exciting opportunities, and countless lifestyle changes. This whirlwind of changes can be hard to manage for some young people, though, and the consequences are often surprising. One such phenomenon—sometimes referred to colloquially as the “freshman fifteen”—is the […]

Can Drinking Coffee Lead to Weight Gain? 

By some estimates, nearly three quarters of the United States’ population drinks coffee every day or on a regular basis. The American obsession with coffee isn’t just a love of the familiar flavor, though, because it’s also about the practical effects of one of coffee’s most famous compounds: caffeine. Swinging by Starbucks or grabbing a […]

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 […]

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 Prednisone Cause 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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