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Interferon (Definition)

Interferons are a diverse group of proteins that belong to a class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons were first discovered for their ability to block viral replication within host cells. They also have been found to activate immune cells for many disease processes. There are several classes of interferons, types i, ii and iii, depending on ...Read more


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Will interferon and ribavirin cause depression?

Will interferon and ribavirin cause depression?

It Can: One of the more worrisome side-effects of interferon therapy is depression. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts are known to be associated with interferon therapy. ...Read more

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Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) for RA, does any of these 2 meds can cause weight gain?

Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) for RA, does any of these 2 meds can cause weight gain?

Maybe: Sometimes weight change can occur including weight gain. You and your rheumatologsit will need to develop your goals to help avoid this. ...Read more

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Sudden weight gain with no change despite altering diet and exercise. What could cause this?

Sudden weight gain with no change despite altering diet and exercise. What could cause this?

Fluid retention?: Are you retaining fluid? This can cause a sudden weight change with no change in diet. Are you constipated? Sometimes after a few days of dieting, bms slow down and weight goes up (temporarily). A high fiber diet and drinking plenty of fluids will prevent this nasty problem. ...Read more

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Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

It can: The medical term is "cardiac cachexia" - in the advanced stages, people may feel too ill and short of breath to want to eat. Weight loss follows. ...Read more

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Possible gallstones (waiting scan). What changes recommend? diet - avoid/increase? Medication? Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?

Possible gallstones (waiting scan).  What changes recommend? diet - avoid/increase? Medication?  Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?

Low fat diet: GB stones won't cause weight gain or mood swings. They do cause pain. Some Chinese teas can soften stones. If the stones are very big, you can try stone purge. Search on Google for more. Here is one: http://happyhomemaker88.com/tag/dr-lai-chiu-nans-gallstone-natural-remedy/ ...Read more

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What could cause sudden weight loss with no exercise, no diet, no new medications, etc? Also oddly very hungry?

What could cause sudden weight loss with no exercise, no diet, no new medications, etc?  Also oddly very hungry?

Sounds like you may: Have a thyroid problem like thyrotoxicosis: when the hormone, thyroxine is produced in abundance, generally causes loss of weight and increased hunger, see your pcp or an internist for getting evaluated, tested and treated, there might be other causes, but this the one of the commonest. Others include diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can changing antidepressants and doses cause weight gain? Will this level out?

Can changing antidepressants and doses cause weight gain? Will this level out?

See that you: are on both Lexapro and wellbutrin (bupropion). Lexapro is usually pretty weight neutral and weight loss is not uncommon with wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Can probiotic supplements (20 billion/day) intake for 3-4 months cause any metabolic changes which either causes weight gain or loss?

Can probiotic supplements (20 billion/day) intake for 3-4 months cause any metabolic changes which either causes weight gain or loss?

?nonmetabolic: Probiotics probably don't affect your body's metabolism but if they improve significant chronic diarrhea, you could gain some weight on them and improve your overall health. However, research on probiotics is still going on to learn more of their effects. ...Read more

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Are there any medicine that can suppress appetite while on seroquel (quetiapine) diet and exercise wont work its known to mess with weight i used to be 164 now 218?

Are there any medicine that can suppress appetite while on seroquel (quetiapine) diet and exercise wont work its known to mess with weight i used to be 164 now 218?

No : None that are safe. If seroquel (quetiapine) is causing weight gain, speak with your provider about trying something else. Also, consider a support group like weight watchers or tops which have good track records at helping folks lose some pounds. ...Read more

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Besides HIV what other diseases can cause weight loss and less appetite?

Besides HIV what other diseases can cause weight loss and less appetite?

Too many: Possibilities here. More information required. Weight loss, loss of appetite is not the least bit specific. ...Read more

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Is the cb-1 weight gain supplement bad for your or can cause death?

Is the cb-1 weight gain supplement bad for your or can cause death?

Not known for sure: Nobody really knows. The supplement is not a medication approved by the FDA. Such products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are (nor what benefits are real, if any). If a CB-1 user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home to counteract the weight gain associated with prednisone?

Is there anything I can do at home to counteract the weight gain associated with prednisone?

Not really: Seek alternative healing mdalities to help your problem. Once your condition is controlled or completely relieved you will be able to be weaned off the cortisone. You need the advise and guidance of a doctor comfortable with both conventional and alternative medicine for your ailment. American association for integrative holistic medicine is a good source for that. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain using Zoloft? If you eat the same & exercise, why do people gain on it? What mechanism is involved? Does metabolism change?

What causes weight gain using Zoloft?  If you eat the same & exercise, why do people gain on it?  What mechanism is involved?  Does metabolism change?

Appetite increase: A number of psychiatric drugs, including most SSRIs (with the exception usually of fluoxetine or Prozac) cause an increase in appetite. I am not aware of evidence that they lower metabolic rate. Increasing physical activity and being more careful with eating, particularly craving-driven eating, generally helps. Drinking more water gives you a full sensation in your stomach; also carrots & celery ...Read more

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Does extreme weight loss cause your veins to show?

Does extreme weight loss cause your veins to show?

Possible: If you lose enough fat around the blood vessels they can be more prominent. ...Read more

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