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A 33-year-old female asked:

What is the best way to lose weight while on cortef (hydrocortisone)? i've gained 60 lbs since starting it. thank you.

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Very hard: This is a steroid used to calm/quiet/restore damaged/inflammed areas. Unfortunately, it goes throughout the body and often leads to "enhanced caloric accumulation" (=fat!).Need to try to maintain as much activity in your day as able to tolerate safely--walking, bike (stationary or outside), swim, etc.). Monitor portion size and limit high-calorie foods.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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