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Will an Epidural Steroid Injection for herniated disc (l4-l5) cause any weight gain or any other serious side effect? (20 year old college athlete)

Will an Epidural Steroid Injection for herniated disc (l4-l5) cause any weight gain or any other serious side effect? (20 year old college athlete)

Potentially: The systemic effects of the steroid in an epidural injection are usually much lower than when taken orally, but they can still happen including weight gain, elevating blood glucose, and immune suppression to name a few. ...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


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Can meds with steroids cause weight gain and be dangerous to health?

Steroids: Yes but cetain disorders require them. Don't stop without a doctors advise. ...Read more

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Can medications with steroids in them cause weight gain? Are they dangerous to a person's overall health?

YES: Yes they can cause weight gain and yes they can cause a number of other medical illnesses including (but not limited to); diabetes, decreased immunity, decreased wound healing, mental disorders, insomnia ... It's a long list. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of omnacortil take to diminish .. Like puffy face and weight gain .. Afte the stopping of the steroid ?

Depends...: It depends on how much you were taking and for how long a period of time. Your doc will slowly try to lower the dose of steroid that you take hopefully to nothing over a period of time(this might take months). Then for the next year if your body is seriously stressed medically you may need to go back on steroids for a while. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent weight gain while on oral steroids for my asthma?

What should I do to prevent weight gain while on oral steroids for my asthma?

Low calorie foods: Oral steroids do increase appetite. Weight gain can be limited by eating low calorie foods such as lots of vegetables and salads but watch the high calorie dressings. Oral steroids also cause salt retention which holds fluid in your body so limiting salt intake will decrease fluid retention/puffiness. Oral steroids should be taken for the shortest time possible. ...Read more

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Would an epidural in my lower back cause weight gain, due to the steroid in the medication?

Steroid: One dose of steroid won't affect your weight gain. More importantly the steroid may not be controlling your back pain and you need a follow-up visit with the doctor taking care of back pain. If you are gaining wait you need to go on a diet. ...Read more

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Will I gain a lot of weight if I take steroids like prednisone; i'm really afraid of weight gain?

Will I gain a lot of weight if I take steroids like prednisone; i'm really afraid of weight gain?

Depends : It depends on much steroid you take and for how long. Even high doses taken for short periods produce less weight gain than more modest doses taken over a long time. If you do gain weight, some of to is due to the steroid itself (not your fault) but some it can be due to increased hunger and eating (in your control). ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more