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I'm a 39 yo female. I'm not close to nor can I afford a gym membership. How do I lose weight after a prednisone regimen?

I'm a 39 yo female. I'm not close to nor can I afford a gym membership. How do I lose weight after a prednisone regimen?

Run: Running is a great way to lose weight. Do sit ups and push-ups at home. Eat less.
Do isometric exercises. Use canned food cans as hand weights. Dance. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have myasthenia gravis (had thymectomy for thymic hyperplasia). Why do I lose weight whenever I'm on prednisone?

I have myasthenia gravis (had thymectomy for thymic hyperplasia). Why do I lose weight whenever I'm on prednisone?

Good question: Usually it is the opposite. Would have to see what else is associated. Things to consider diet, other illness, over active thyroid unmasked by steroids, other medications, malabsorption. We need more information to explain this. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight with prednisone for sle?

How can I loose weight with prednisone for sle?

The basics: Limit calorie intake and increase exercise. Prednisone may interfering your sugar metabolism. Low carbs always a good idea. Check with your doctor about your kidney functions, before you go on a high protein diet. ...Read more

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How soon will I start to lose weight after I stop taking prednisone?

How soon will I start to lose weight after I stop taking prednisone?

Shortly: Severaal weeks. Remember that steroids made you hungry and eat more. You will have to increase your exercise and eat less. Yes you will lose the weight but you will have to work at it. ...Read more

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Is 700 cal per day good to lose weight? I can't do exercise due to joint pain have sle and on prednisone for 3 years.

Is 700 cal per day good to lose weight? I can't do exercise due to joint pain have sle and on prednisone for 3 years.

Starvation is bad: Starvation diets do not work. They change one's metabolism and they do not lead to any lasting weight loss. In fact, they often lead to rebound weight gain.

I would not recommend any limitation of calories lower than 1200 to 1500 calories for a true diet. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

Unlikely to overdose: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get rid of prednisone moonface after treatment?

Is there anyway to get rid of prednisone moonface after treatment?

Time: Most patients will see a slow decrease in the loss of the moon fascies patients get after taking streoids. Unfortunately, the changes come on faster than they will decrease. Watch your diet and try to exercise both of which will help. ...Read more

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After day treatment of prednisone I had bad withdrawal effects. What should I do?

Not sure what u mean: After one day's treatment? That would not cause withdrawal. If steroids are used for more than a couple of weeks, it should always be tapered. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are available that actually taper the dose on a very specific schedule, and are often used in people who have to be on a week or 10 days worth of steroids. Talk to whoever was prescribing the Prednisone to you — they can give the best advice. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for temporal arteritis other than prednisone?

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Is there any treatment for temporal arteritis other than prednisone?

Tocilizumab: So for a fraction of people with temporal arthritis, they possess extremely elevated il-6 levels. Il-6 is a protein that increases with inflammation and is thought to contribute to several autoimmune diseases. John stone (mgh, harvard) has described the use of tocilizumab which blocks the activity of il-6 in these patients with very good results. It may not work for everyone, so discuss with md. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis besides prednisone?

Is there any treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis besides prednisone?

Maybe nothing: Treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis in the modern era may involve "watchful waiting" instead of treatment with prednisone, or any other immune-suppressing medication. Treating too early with Prednisone may increase one's chances for recurrent disease, causing docs to wait to treat until there is evidence that the function of a vital organ--lungs, heart, brain, eyes, kidney--has become affected. ...Read more

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How long does prednisone stay in your system after a15 day treatment?

How long does prednisone stay in your system after a15 day treatment?

Prednisone: The half-life of Prednisone is between 18-36 hours. It usually takes six half-lives for a medicine to clear so between 4.5 and 9 days. ...Read more

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I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

See below:: In cases of anosmia caused by sinus infections, antibiotics can clear up the sinus infection, thus curing the anosmia. It may require many months of antibiotic treatment for the sense of smell to return. Other options: polyps removed; zinc and lutein supplements; adjustments done by a chiropractor (top of neck, behind ears). ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone to work in the treatment of asthma?

Within 24 hours: While Prednisone and other oral steroids are rapidly absorbed from the GI tract and begin to kill eosinophils in the blood (common white blood cell in allergic asthma) within 4 hours, the lung effect is typically longer but within 24 hours. (that is why it is important to start Prednisone early in an asthma attack). ...Read more

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Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can prednisone, do the exact same function that cortisol do in the body\like give me back my ability to exercise easier\? If not what is the treatment?

Can prednisone, do the exact same function that cortisol do in the body\like give me back my ability to exercise easier\? If not what is the treatment?

No: Prednisone is an antiinflammatory corticosteroid and is not meant to replace cortisone deficiency in our body. Cortisone acetate is what is used for that purpose such as in addison's disease or adrenal gland insufficiency. ...Read more

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Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more

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Can I have my teeth cleaned while on prednisone for 6 week treatment?

Can I have my teeth cleaned while on prednisone for 6 week treatment?

Yes, Absolutely: If you're due for a teeth cleaning, you shouldn't have any worries about your current Prednisone treatment. Make sure your dentist and hygienist know exactly what drug you're on and what dosage you're taking. They also need to know why you're taking it and for how much longer. But, your dental cleaning will be just fine. ...Read more

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I'm ending a 5 round prednisone iv treatment today I've had for three days for ms relapse. How long will I feel the effects/side effects after?

Steroids: The answer depends on many variables such as how much prednisone you recieved and how well your other organs are functioning. I assume you are talking about side effects of steroids such as restlessness. The half-life of prednisone is 18-30 hours and generally side effects should abate within 1-2 days. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more