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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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I heard that a gluten intolerance can make you gain weight but i'm curious if food allergy is related to weight gain? Is a myth or not?

I heard that a gluten intolerance can make you gain weight but i'm curious if food allergy is related to weight gain? Is a myth or not?

Depends on situation: Anyone who must alter their diet to avoid foods they can no longer have can overindulge with the "safe" foods. Weight gain is related to total calorie intake and metabolism. Those with a normal calorie consumption and significant food allergies often loose weight. Untreated gluten sensitivity is often marked by weight loss, not gain. ...Read more

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Recently, I have heard that a gluten intolerance can make you gain weight but i'm curious if food allergy related weight gain is a myth or not?

Recently, I have heard that a gluten intolerance can make you gain weight but i'm curious if food allergy related weight gain is a myth or not?

It is not a myth: Food allergy weight gain is not a myth as it can set up different processes in the body that are not healthy and weight gain is one aspect. It does not happen all the itme or to everyone... ...Read more

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Can allergy shots really cause weight gain?

Can allergy shots really cause weight gain?

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 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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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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Nuts/trial mix is my main snack to replace junk snack.Would 100gm nuts/day(600+ cal) cause weight gain assuming my other foods are reasonably healthy?

Nuts/trial mix is my main snack to replace junk snack.Would 100gm nuts/day(600+ cal) cause weight gain assuming my other foods are reasonably healthy?

Caloric Intake: Whether you gain weight will depend on your overall caloric intake and how many calories you burn. There isn't enough info here to predict. Take care. ...Read more

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Is cold water or cold food causes weight gain?

No: Weight gain is more calories in than out, rather than the temperature. Maintaining a healthy weight is difficult enough without these "pop" superstitions. The best thing to do is get aerobically fit and avoid greasy / salty / sugary foods that folks tend to overeat -- soon these will become unpleasant for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can foods that contain high froutose corn syrup cause weight gain?

Can foods that contain high froutose corn syrup cause weight gain?

Definately: High fructuse corn syrup is partly responsible for the obesity epidemic in this country. ...Read more

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I have had a stressful year and put on weight without increase in food. Can stress cause weight gain and how can i lose it?

I have had a stressful year and put on weight without increase in food. Can stress cause weight gain and how can i lose it?

Exercise?: Did you happen to notice any decrease in physical activity or exercise? For many, the more stress there is, the less time/energy there is to focus on physical activity, and then weight gain occurs. ...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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What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

Refined carbs: One wants to lower Insulin resistance and estrogen dominance. By eating 6 small meals a day with high quality protein, fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, s especially berries, beans and low carbohydrate grains like quinoa you will lower Insulin resistance. Walnuts and almonds soaked, rinsed and added to salads are good. Too much fat increases estrogen dominance. ...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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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 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

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