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Does the body burn more calories when you have pleurisy?
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: No
There is no relationship.
Why would you ask? No, not a weight loss treatment.

In brief: No
There is no relationship.
Why would you ask? No, not a weight loss treatment.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
The body may burn more calories during any acute or chronic inflammatory process in the body.
With pleurisy the underlying cause may have a significant impact on your metabolic rate & hence the total calories burned. There is not a lot of scientific literature that exactly quantifies how many extra calories are burned in pts with pleurisy, but you should discuss it with your doctor to adjust diet.

In brief: Yes
The body may burn more calories during any acute or chronic inflammatory process in the body.
With pleurisy the underlying cause may have a significant impact on your metabolic rate & hence the total calories burned. There is not a lot of scientific literature that exactly quantifies how many extra calories are burned in pts with pleurisy, but you should discuss it with your doctor to adjust diet.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Inflammation
I guess, but not incredibly faster compared to not having pleurisy.
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In brief: Inflammation
I guess, but not incredibly faster compared to not having pleurisy.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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