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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?

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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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

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