Steroid related weight gain

Soup, jelly, sorbets and ice lollies are sources of fluids, too. Nausea and vomiting (feeling and being sick) can be a side effect of treatment for lymphoma. If you are trying to gain weight, your medical team might advise that you eat some higher-fat dairy or dairy alternative products.

  • You may notice mood changes and mental health problems while taking prednisolone.
  • It also controls other male characteristics, such as erections and muscle strength.
  • Doing regular exercise, such as walking, can improve your bone health.
  • They will look for characteristic signs of glandular fever, such as swollen glands, tonsils, liver and spleen.

A SeHCAT scan looks at how well your body absorbs bile salts to digest fats and get rid of toxins in the body, if you have recurring diarrhoea or bile acid malabsorption (BAM). Symptoms of a rectal prolapse, and the risks and benefits of perineal repair surgery. How to make sure that you have enough protein in your diet before and after your upper gastrointestinal surgery. This is important for wound healing, strength and your recovery.

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Watching your portion size will also help you keep an eye on your weight. If you do stop having hormone therapy, the side effects won’t stop straight away. There are a number of lifestyle changes that may help to reduce your risk of bone thinning and osteoporosis. If you put on weight while you’re on hormone therapy, this can also lead to larger breasts.

Many people say food tastes bland to them during treatment for lymphoma. Other people describe a metallic taste in their mouth, with some foods (particularly beef) tasting metallic. It’s also quite common for food to taste salty, bitter or sweeter than usual, or you might find that it doesn’t taste of much. If you are neutropenic, your medical team might give you separate guidance about food safety.

Living with hormone therapy booklet: A guide for men with prostate cancer

The charity Relate provides relationship counselling and other support services for couples. You could also join our online community where you can talk to other people with prostate cancer and their families, or simply read previous conversations. Some men find their own way to cope and might not want any outside help. Others try to cope on their own because they don’t want to talk about things or are afraid of worrying loved ones.

How hormone therapy affects you

You can also  freeze it as it is then add the additional ingredients when you defrost a portion to heat up. If you have other children, they should be also be up to date with their immunisations. For a full list, see the leaflet inside your medicine packet. Even if your child’s growth slows down, it does not seem to have much effect on their eventual adult height.

For example, feeling tired, stressed, anxious or depressed can all affect your memory and ability to concentrate. Problems with memory and concentration can also happen naturally as you get older. Complementary therapies are used alongside standard treatments (often called conventional treatments), rather than instead of them.

While breathing out, pretend you are blowing out the candles on a cake. Please follow the advice of your clinician / health professional if you have a specific health and wellbeing issue. Not surprisingly, research shows that when we’re given a larger portion, we tend to eat more.

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Pacing and planning activities and setting realistic, achievable goals can improve your energy levels and well-being. These drugs slow down the immune system, which can be misfiring in people who have autoimmune conditions. Steroids are the first-line treatment to get GCA under control and prevent any serious complications.

You should gradually increase your activities as your energy levels return, but avoid activities you cannot manage comfortably. After the infection has passed, people develop lifelong immunity to the virus and most won’t develop symptoms again. These symptoms can be a sign of a complication of glandular fever that may need to be treated in hospital.

Arthritis (young people)

This April, we want more people to #KnowTheHigh5 symptoms of bowel cancer. We’re asking everyone to take our symptoms quiz and share it with friends and family. Often the person is not aware of this increased pressure, as there are no early symptoms.