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Why does lupus (sle) medication make me gain weight?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Steroids
Steroids cause both an increase in appetite and fluid retention.
If possible a steroid sparing drug needs to be added so the steroid dose can be decreased.

In brief: Steroids
Steroids cause both an increase in appetite and fluid retention.
If possible a steroid sparing drug needs to be added so the steroid dose can be decreased.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Prednisone?
I assume you are talking about prednisone.
Prednisone increases appetite and also converts glycogen stores in the liver to glucose. One has to really be rigid about potion control and carbohydrates to minimize weight gain from prednisone.

In brief: Prednisone?
I assume you are talking about prednisone.
Prednisone increases appetite and also converts glycogen stores in the liver to glucose. One has to really be rigid about potion control and carbohydrates to minimize weight gain from prednisone.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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