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Can one gain weight on 5 mg prednisone daily for several months if they watch their diet and exercise? Can I still lose while on this?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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Corticosteroids like the Prednisone do have a tendency to cause weight gain.
You are on the right track if you can watch your calories and exercise. The medication may increase your appetite, so it will take discipline. Eat healthy. The provider prescribing the medicine may be able to advise you on diet and exercise to reduce the possibility of weight gain.

In brief: Work on it

Corticosteroids like the Prednisone do have a tendency to cause weight gain.
You are on the right track if you can watch your calories and exercise. The medication may increase your appetite, so it will take discipline. Eat healthy. The provider prescribing the medicine may be able to advise you on diet and exercise to reduce the possibility of weight gain.
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