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can weight gain cause gout

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
19 years experience Sports Medicine
No: No, this is not typical for gout or the underling causes of gout.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Excess food: The short answer is, when caloric intake exceeds caloric expenditure. In other words, eating more food than is needed. Rarely, very rarely, it may be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Thyroid : Is the first thing to think of. Hormonal problems, increase in calories and decrease in activity. Metabolic syndrome...To name few. See your doctor t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ventral Hernia?: A ventral hernia should not cause weight gain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild incr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lifestyle: Factors contribute to weight gain. Activity level and dietary input. As we mature metabolism slows down and we gain weight more easily. See doc to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Berlin
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Overweight individuals have a higher incidence of a dermatologic condition called acanthosis nigricans. this causes darkening of skin certain areas in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Weight gain: Many possibilities but more common would be excessive eating, thyroid abnormalities, heart failure, renal failure, excessive protein in the urine- it' ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weigh ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
A number of things: Generally, lithium itself is not associated with weight gain. It could be another medication, indirect effects of the lithium on the thyroid, or a ch ... Read More

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