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How can you drop weight put on by prednisone?

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Dr. Paul Rosen
Pediatric Rheumatology

In brief: Weight gain/ steroid

Prednisone not only increases your appetite but it also makes you retain salt and water which adds weight.
In addition it redistributes the fat in your body. It is very difficult not to gain weight while on prednisone, especially if you are on a high dose. Tips to help would include eating a low salt diet, maintaining exercise, and snacking on healthy, low fat foods.

In brief: Weight gain/ steroid

Prednisone not only increases your appetite but it also makes you retain salt and water which adds weight.
In addition it redistributes the fat in your body. It is very difficult not to gain weight while on prednisone, especially if you are on a high dose. Tips to help would include eating a low salt diet, maintaining exercise, and snacking on healthy, low fat foods.
Dr. Paul Rosen
Dr. Paul Rosen
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Low Carbs

Followong a low carb diet and increasing your caloric output with exercise has been shown to help prevent weight gain while on steroids/prednisone.

In brief: Low Carbs

Followong a low carb diet and increasing your caloric output with exercise has been shown to help prevent weight gain while on steroids/prednisone.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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