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Can Allergy Shots Cause Weight Gain
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
No: Allergy shots have no calories and don't increase one's appetite, so they do not cause weight gain. However, if a patient snacks on the way to the doctor's office, snacks in the waiting room, and snacks on the way home, then he will end up getting a lot of extra calories from going to get allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: Food allergies is an immediate immune response caused by your body's reaction to the specific food. Your change in diet because of a food allergy may have you increasing sugars/carbs which may cause weight gain. Any suspicion of food allergy should be properly evaluated by an allergist with both blood and skin testing. ...Read more
Is there a good allergy medication similar to xyzal (levocetirizine) that doesn't cause weight gain?
Many: All of the antihistamines are similar, but different ones may work better for different people. Clarinex (desloratadine) is the only other second-generation antihistamine still available by prescription; cetirizine, fexofenadine and loratidine are all available over the counter. It is unusual for antihistamines themselves to cause weight gain, though - you should make sure that nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Might there a good allergy medication similar to xyzal (levocetirizine) or Claritin that doesn't cause weight gain?
Cortisone shots: Cortisone shots are done for a lot of reasons. A shot into a joint may relieve arthritis pain, at least temporarily. But cortisone has many side effects. Yes, you gain weight, but also shift fat to the midsection. You get Insulin resistant, which can lead to diabetes. It can weaken your bones: osteoporosis. Your body can tolerate an occasional shot, but this should not be done lightly. ...Read more
Yes they do: A perdue university study found that diet sodas may be linked to many health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease.One large study found that people who drank artificial sweetened soda were more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.This include drinks containing aspartame, sucralose, and sacharin. ...Read more
In some women: Progesterone iud's can cause weight gain and also copper iud's. The best way to prevent weight gain is to eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 servings of fresh vegetables and one apple each day, moderate exercise through the day ( try pretend jump roping for 1 minute at a time or more up to 60 minutes in 24 hours, sleep 7-8 hours, and manage stress skillfully. Added zinc might help with cu iud. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maca Root effects: Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the Andes mountains. Maca root contains fatty acids and amino acids. However, there is not enough evidence that it causes weight gain.. Patients with thyroid conditions should avoid Maca because glucosinolates taken in excess and combined with a low-iodine diet can cause goiter. ...Read more
Don't take it!: Who knows what's in what you're buying - probably not dhea. If it is dhea, it's metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone - and you don't get to pick which one your body converts it into. Why take something that you don't know why you're taking it, what it's supposed to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't waste you $. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
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