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  1. Weight gain - unintentional Weight gain - unintentional
    Unintentional weight gain is an increase in body weight that occurs when a person takes in more calories than the body needs or uses. Considerations Almost 40% of all Americans are overweight. As we age, our metabolism slows, which can cause weight gain unless we also reduce the amount of food we e...
  2. Weight loss - unintentional Weight loss - unintentional
    Unintentional weight loss is a decrease in body weight that is not voluntary. In other words, you did not try to loss the weight by dieting or exercising. See: Intentional weight loss Causes There are many causes of unintentional weight loss. Some are listed below: AIDS Cancer Depression ...
  3. Weight loss and age Weight loss and age
    Question: Why does it get harder to lose weight with age? Answer: One must burn more calories than one takes in to lose weight at any age. This can be done either with caloric restriction or with exercise. Although metabolism slows down somewhat as we age, increasing weight with age is usually due t...
  4. Weight management Weight management
    Weight management means keeping your body weight at a healthy level. See also: Balanced diet Exercise and weight loss Tips for losing weight Information Regular exercise and a healthy diet are crucial when it comes to controlling your weight. A weight management plan depends on whether you ...
  5. Weight problems in children Weight problems in children
    In the U.S., at least one out of five kids is overweight. The number of overweight children continues to grow. Over the last two decades, this number has increased by more than 50 percent and the number of "extremely" overweight children has nearly doubled. A doctor determines if children are overwe...
  6. Weight-loss surgery - after - what to ask your doctor Weight-loss surgery - after - what to ask your doctor
    Weight-loss surgery is done to help you lose weight. After the surgery, you will not be able to eat as much as before. Depending on the type of surgery you had, your body may not absorb all the calories from the food you eat. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse about wh...
  7. Weight-loss surgery - before - what to ask your doctor Weight-loss surgery - before - what to ask your doctor
    Weight-loss surgery is done to help you lose weight. After the surgery, you will not be able to eat as much as before. Depending on the type of surgery you have, your body may not absorb all the calories from the food you eat. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse before ...
  8. Well-child visits Well-child visits
    Childhood is a time of rapid growth and change. Pediatric well-child visits are most frequent when the child’s development is most rapid. Each visit includes a complete physical examination. This will assess the infant or young child's growth and development and help identify problems early. ...
  9. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
    Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder due to thiamine deficiency. Causes Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff syndrome are different conditions that are both due to brain damage caused by a lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine). A lack of vitamin B1 is common in people with alcoholism. It is a...
  10. West Nile virus West Nile virus
    West Nile virus is a disease spread by mosquitos. The condition ranges from mild to severe. Causes West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York. Since then, the virus has spread throughout th...
  11. Wet to dry dressing changes Wet to dry dressing changes
    Your doctor or nurse may ask you to change your dressing at home. By placing a wet (or moist) gauze dressing in your wound and allowing it to dry, wound drainage and dead tissue can be removed when you take off the old dressing. Your doctor or nurse will tell you how often you should change your dre...
  12. When you have nausea and vomiting When you have nausea and vomiting
    Having nausea (being sick to your stomach) and vomiting (throwing up) can be very difficult to go through: A stomach illness or pregnancy can cause nausea. Some medical treatment, such as a cancer treatment, can also cause nausea. Even anxiety (severe worry or stress) can cause nausea and vomiting....
  13. When you have urinary incontinence When you have urinary incontinence
    You have urinary incontinence. This is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. Urinary incontinence may occur as your age or after a surgery or childbirth. There are many things you can do to help keep urinar...
  14. When you or your child has diarrhea When you or your child has diarrhea
    Diarrhea is when you pass loose or watery stool. For some, diarrhea is mild and will go away within a few days. For others, it may last longer. It can make you feel weak and dehydrated (dried out). It can also lead to unhealthy weight loss. A stomach illness can cause diarrhea. Some medical treatmen...
  15. When your young child has swine flu When your young child has swine flu
    The flu is an infection of the nose, throat, and (sometimes) lungs. Your young child will have a fever of 100 °F or higher and a sore throat or a cough. Other symptoms you may notice: Chills, sore muscles, and headache Runny nose Acting tired and cranky much of the time Diarrhea and vomiting Wh...