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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can allergy shots really cause weight gain?

Can allergy shots really cause weight gain?

Never studied: I am not aware of any clinical data on weight gain and immunotherapy. Antihistamines do stimulate appetite so that could be s confounder. Anecdotally I have not seen this phenomenon in my clinical practice. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause weight gain?

Could food allergies cause weight gain?

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

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Weight gain from allergy shots?

Not likely: Unless there is some reason why you would be pretreated before your injections with something like prednisone, it is very unlikely that your allergy injections would affect your weight. ...Read more

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Is there a good allergy medication similar to xyzal (levocetirizine) that doesn't cause weight gain?

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

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Might there a good allergy medication similar to xyzal (levocetirizine) or Claritin that doesn't cause weight gain?

Might there a good allergy medication similar to xyzal (levocetirizine) or Claritin that doesn't cause weight gain?

Cetirizine (Zyrtec): Zyrtec 10 mg contains 5 mg of xyzal (levocetirizine) and 5 mg of an inactive mirror-image of xyzal (levocetirizine). If xyzal (levocetirizine) doesn't make you gain weight neither will zyrtec. ...Read more

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

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

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

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Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

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

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Can iuds cause weight gain? And if so, what's the best way to keep the weight off?

Can iuds cause weight gain? And if so, what's the best way to keep the weight off?

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 more

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Do maca root cause weight gain?

Do maca root cause weight gain?

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

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Will alcohol alone cause weight gain?

Will alcohol alone cause weight gain?

If drunk to excess: Alcohol has large amounts of calories drunk in large quantities weight gain can occur. ...Read more

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Does mag oxide 400 mg cause weight gain?

No.: It does not unless you take it with ice cream every time. ...Read more

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Does 15mg of dhea cause weight gain or loss?

Does 15mg of dhea cause weight gain or loss?

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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Is it true that stress can cause weight gain?

Is it true that stress can cause weight gain?

Yes: stress hormone excess and stress eating associated with stress can cause wt gain ...Read more

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Does eating unsweeted cocoa powder cause weight gain?

Does eating unsweeted cocoa powder cause weight gain?

Cocoa Powder: 86 grams or one cup of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 196 calories and 99 of those are from fat. It can contribute to weight gain and is not the healthiest of food choices. ...Read more

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Which antipsychotics are least likely to cause weight gain?

Which antipsychotics are least likely to cause weight gain?

Antipsychotics: Ziprazadone-Geodon and Lurasidone-Latuda, in my experience, are associated with weight loss. Quetiapine-Seroquel and Olanzapine-Zyprexa, cause the most weight gain, again in my experience. Those are all considered Second Generation Antipsychotics or Atypicals. All First Generation Antipsychotics cause weight gain. Great question. Wt gain is an important issue and preventing it can be a challenge. ...Read more

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I just started Fluticasone, I am wondering if it will cause weight gain?

Not really: You didn't mention what form, at any rate in any form, dosage is tiny, not absorbed into circulation unless you use mega doses, don't worry about weight gain ...Read more

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What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

?: Unfortunately Mme it is not a pick and choose matter, it depends on the condition and which dug best suits the case and doesn't interact with other medications you are already on, you definitely have the choice together with your doctor to decide between 2 or 3 drugs that would be equally effective in a particular situation, it isn't an absolute across the board choice, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Why does the nuvaring, or any bc of that matter, cause weight gain? Does the bc increase appitite or is it something else?

Why does the nuvaring, or any bc of that matter, cause weight gain? Does the bc increase appitite or is it something else?

Progesterone: The scientific studies show the only method linked to weight gain is the depoprovera shot. The Progesterone in it leads to appetite stimulation. No other method has been linked to weight gain although that is a common complaint. ...Read more

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Does pred forte cause weight gain?

It is an eye drop: No it will not cause weight gain as it is an eye drops or ophthalmic ointment and if used as directed is not absorped in significant amount. But if Prednisolone is used orally for significant period of time, than only it will cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Having good sleep: Appears to be connected to better health in general, so insomnia may impact on weight gain or loss. If you are not sleeping well, consider working with a therapist. In addition to some relaxation techniques and simple behavioral changes, hypnosis can be effective. ...Read more

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Can tramadol 50 mg cause weight gain?

Can tramadol 50 mg cause weight gain?

Tramadol SEs: I would not expect Tramadol to cause weight gain as it is more likely to cause nausea and decrease appetite. You may however, tend to eat more to reduce the nausea. ...Read more

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Can probiotics cause weight gain ever?

No weight gain: Probiotics are bacteria that should normally inhabit the colon. There numbers are estimated to be 200 trillion in an optimaly healthy bowel. There job is to not only break down food, but to provide defense against harmful bacteria in our food, produce b vitamins and vitamin k, and provide for the conversion of thyroid hormone (t4) to its active hormone t3, (liothyronine) they do not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Does fexofenadine hcl cause weight gain?

Does fexofenadine hcl cause weight gain?

Not directly: And not in every case that it causes increased appetite, drink plenty of water with the pill, and there after to curb your appetite, that's one way of handling the side effect ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more