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Can 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
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
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
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
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
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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