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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

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 gastroparesis cause weight gain due to dietary restrictions?

Can gastroparesis cause weight gain due to dietary restrictions?

Nausea and bloating: Gastroperesis is most commenly seen with poorly controlled diabetes.Delayed gastric emptying secondary to gastroperesis can cause decreased appetite and usually does not lead to weight gain. ...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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Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Doubtful: Flucoxacillin, an antibiotic, shouldn't cause weight gain. It, like many medications, can affect digestion and may cause bloating,gastric irritation, or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can loratadine cause weight gain or bloated stomach?

Can loratadine cause weight gain or bloated stomach?

Weight gain: Antihistamine, usually the older ones, may be associated with weight gain. Loratadine in the recommended dose usually does not cause it however. I have not heard of this causing bloating which is more likely from something else but this is another complicated subject. ...Read more

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Can threptin cause weight gain?

Threptin: Threptin micromix powder does not list weight gain as a side effect. Eating threptin biscuits could contribute to weight gain. ...Read more

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Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

See below: Any food can cause weight gain, if you eat enough calories. But, boiled peanuts are not a specific risk for weight gain. ...Read more

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Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Can medicines cause extreme weight gain?

Steroids mostly: Steroids (prednisone, decadron, (dexamethasone) etc) can cause rapid increase in weight due to increased hunger. Some antidepressants cause mild increase in weight. Basic testing by your doctor might also check for deficiencies in thyroid, iron, b-12, as metabolic causes for weight gain. ...Read more

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What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

All Foods: The same foods that cause weight gain in the rest of the body. Most of the breast is just fatty tissue. ...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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Could fructose cause weight gain?

Could fructose cause weight gain?

See below YES: The role of dietary fructose in the development of obesity and fatty liver diseases remains controversial, with previous studies indicating that the problems resulted from fructose and a diet too high in calories. However, a new study conducted in an animal model at wake forest baptist medical center showed that fructose rapidly caused liver damage even without weight gain. See your md if youhave? ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause weight gain ?

Short answer :no: Weight gain is not a usual effect of most abx therapy and not Zithromax. Most weight gain for all of us is related to our calorie intake. ...Read more

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Could chewing and spitting food cause weight gain?

Could chewing and spitting food cause weight gain?

Chewing weight gain: I first saw this on a sex in the city episode. It is not a recommended diet plan. The taste of the food, is unlikely to curb your appetitie however, so you are likely to continue to consume the same calorie intake that leads to weight gain. Better to meet with a dietician and come up with a reasonable diet and exercise plan. If you are good 90% of the time, you will do well with your weight. ...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

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


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more