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A 45-year-old member asked:

Will having medicine for wheezing increase weight?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not likely: Most medications used to treat asthma (common cause of wheezing) does not affect weight. The one exception is Prednisone (steroid pills). Oral steroids like Prednisone can stimulate appetite and lead to water retention. Long term use of Prednisone can redistribute fat--and that is one of many adverse effects of long term steroid pills.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

Foods that will increase my weight?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Weight is a matter..: ...Of calories in vs. Calories out. If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. That said, do it in a healthy way; you do yourself no favors by trying to gain weight by eating cookies. Also, discuss with your doctor whether you are actually at a healthy weight or not. If your doctor says your weight is good, it is unwise to continue trying to gain.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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