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Weight Gain Steroid Injection
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)
Steroids: Yes but cetain disorders require them. Don't stop without a doctors advise. ...Read more
Can medications with steroids in them cause weight gain? Are they dangerous to a person's overall health?
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
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
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
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