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Can You Gain Weight From Lupus
Can lupus directly cause high cholesterol in active person of normal weight who eats healthy?I'm not referring to med related, wt gain, or domino effect
Sort of...: There is a "lupus pattern" of cholesterol that includes very high levels of triglycerides and a cholesterol particle called vldl and low levels of hdl. It can create an abnormal overall lipid panel. These changes seem to be present even in patients with inactive lupus, so it's probably a primary feature of the disease and not a secondary effect. Complicated question; hope that helps. ...Read more
I have lupus and I've been on prednisone for a while I've gained weight, how am I able to lose it? Feel like nothing works.
What to expect while on methotrexate for lupus? Lots of nausea that day? Also I heart it causes fatigue at first? Any weight gain?
Some: No weight gain with Methotrexate but nausea and fatigue can occur in a minority of patients. If they do occur, tell your doctor as the symptoms might be timing or dose related and adjustments can be made. Do not be discouraged. Your doctor is thinking of medicines to aggressively control your condition. ...Read more
I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?
Hard to say.: The butterfly rash from lupus is on the face not chest. A rash, kidney infection, hives and weight gain may or may not all be related. You need to be thoroughly evaluated, with appropriate testing, by your primary care doc. A referral can be done to an appropriate specialist, if indicated by the results of that work-up. ...Read more
Ana positive c3&c4 low triglycerides now high and dr said I had fatty liver due to weight gain no symptoms of lupus could it be causing fatty liver?
Whoa: Plenty of perfectly healthy, not just lupus-free, people have positive ANA especially at low titer, and lowish c3 and c4 (which are poor lupus screens anyway). Nothing says "lupus" to me, but I am very concerned about your fatty liver and weight gain. By far the best treatment for "nonalcoholic steatohepatitis" is to find some fitness activity you like and do a lot of it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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