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How to counteract weight gain while taking Mirtazapine

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How to counteract weight gain while taking Mirtazapine
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 6 years ago.
Mitazapine is a drug that is known to cause weight gain. This is an unfortunate but well established side effect. The exact mechanism by which weight gain occurs is not known.

Weight gain in Mirtazapine is to be countered by the same methods as in any other weight gain, namely decreased intake and increased exercise.

The only way to lose weight is for your output (the amount of calories you burn in your daily activities and through exercise) to be more than your input (the amount of calories that you eat). If you are not losing weight, it means that you have either to decrease your input further (by dieting) and at the same time increase your output further ( by exercising). Of course, dieting is hazardous without a correct guide as you only want to decrease calories and not deprive yourself of essential nutrients.

Decreasing calorie intake is the key to losing weight. Increasing physical exercise is the key to keeping it from coming back. So you have to do both to keep it down.

Here are some excellent govt. sites that you can go through for some guidance: (Follow all the links given here, you will be able to find the program of your choice). (general useful tips) (general useful tips) (Further Info)

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