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A 41-year-old female asked:

weight gain after valleyfever?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Valley fever is a stress on your immune system and the stress response, when chronic and in excess contributes to various hormonal changes that can lead to weight gain. Cortisol, insulin, estrogen and leptin can rise, while thyroid, testosterone, progesterone, adiponectin, melanocyte stimulating hormone drop. These changes are mediated via cytokines.

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A 39-year-old female asked:

Does ccortisone shots cause weight gain? If so, how much weight?

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What to do if i feel rubbish about my weight gain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is your weight: unhealthy? If yes, Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
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Which pills actually cause real weight gain?

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The list is to long: To write. Please let us know if there are specific medications you are interested in. The question needs to be narrowed in order to provide you with an answer. Clarify and re-ask.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Whats a guaranteed weight gain method?

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Dr. Michael Ripley
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More food!: Hi puppy76726, that's an easy one. Just take in more calories than you expend. That's the big problem most people have with their weight. Doc ripley.

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