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Weight gain after valleyfever?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Possible.

This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness.
You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc.

In brief: Possible.

This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness.
You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Valley fever is a stress on your immune system and the stress response, when chronic and in excess contributes to various hormonal changes that can lead to weight gain.
Cortisol, insulin, estrogen and leptin can rise, while thyroid, testosterone, progesterone, adiponectin, melanocyte stimulating hormone drop. These changes are mediated via cytokines.

In brief: Yes

Valley fever is a stress on your immune system and the stress response, when chronic and in excess contributes to various hormonal changes that can lead to weight gain.
Cortisol, insulin, estrogen and leptin can rise, while thyroid, testosterone, progesterone, adiponectin, melanocyte stimulating hormone drop. These changes are mediated via cytokines.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
Thank
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