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why do people with copd tend to have fluctuating weight gain and fluid retention

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Steroids: Patients with COPD do not normally do that unless they are on and off steroids, pills or injections.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Weight gain and fluid retention are not usual side effects of trileptal.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Hormones, salt: Hormones affect fluid retention. In the week before menses many women get fluid retention. Salt intake can also affect how much fluid your body retain ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Sudden weight gain can relate to fluid overload. Best way to adress it is to see your pcp.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But it is rare, less than 1/1000.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Really unlikely. Antibiotics work because they hit the germ and not us. Biaxin (clarithromycin) doesn't interact with the kidneys or with fluid. Ra ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
It may: Excessive production of prolactin causes infertility, loss of libido and other sexual dysfunctions. A large tumor will affect vision, cause headaches ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: Prolactinoma manifests differently depending on whether you are male, premenopausal female or postmenopausal female. Premenopausal women develop vary ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Flovent: Not usually.
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