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Losing Weight And Swelling After Steroids
Am 34 yrs with a lost of appetite, losing weight, with nausea and a painful swelling behind my knee up my leg and am losing weight?
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
Losing weight: No, in my opinion you are not right. Steroids should only be given to make up for lost steroid production in your body or to overcome a medical disorder controlled by steroids. Diotroxin is related to thyroid replacement and, to my knowledge is not available in the USA. Levothyroxine is more readily available and probably less expensive. ...Read more
Losing weight. On steroid for asthma. Hurt myself lifting boxes. Mild mid-abdomen rt side pain on exam. Dr said steroid will help it too. What's it?
Hi , my father age 49 years, I have low fever and loosing weight frequently and i was diagnosed with low level of TSH and swelling in thyroid.
What is the question: If you are really having persistent fevers and weight loss you need to be seen by your doctor and followed up in detail. Good luck. ...Read more
The look DR diagnosed her as allergy and gave her steroids over 24 hrs ago but she still has severe swelling no quite as bad. Is there anything else s?
1st time ever?: Is this the first bout or one of many? If there is no hive or itching, there may be other causes for the swelling which may not respond to steroid or antihistamine. If the problem persists or causes breathing problem, consult an allergist. A little more medical history would help us give you a better answer. For example, are you taking any BP pill in the ACE inhibitor class? New drugs? ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: Encephalitis (brain swelling) may be mild to severe. Active medical management is required in both the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Steroids are sometimes used, as they are a very useful at reducing inflammation. Though they are not used for all patients who present with encephalitis, they are part of many treatment regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Yes: Certain steroids, but not the anti-inflammatory ones about which you are most probably familiar, cause water retention, which in excess may result in brain swelling. On the other hand, corticosteroids, the most commonly known, are often used as treatment for cerebral edema of various causes. Iv fluids, especially more dilute than normal blood plasma, can cause brain swelling. ...Read more
After my first allergy shot I had a bad reaction. How long will it take for the red blotches and swelling to go away? Dr. gave me steroids.
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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