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Have gained 7 ponds in two weeks. Doc says fluid gain. What can be done to reduce weight?

I have gained 7 ponds in two weeks from being on prednisone due to copd the doctor says its fluid gain how do I get rid of it. I'm only 4ft 11 and weigh 119.5 before I started the medicine I weighed 112 I have also stopped smoking about 3 weeks ago and am having no problems with the no smoking problem just the fluid gain please help me to figure out how to loose it.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Losing weight can sometimes be challenging so if you do not lose it quickly as you would like it is important not to be discouraged.
To lose weight you would need to decrease your energy input ( food and drink) and increase your energy output (exercise) within any limitations you may have because of the COPD.

IN terms of your intake you may want to consider decreasing or eliminating sodas and juices , use water instead.
Use increased amounts of fruits and vegetables , at least 5 servings a day.
Decrease the servings of rice/pasta/flour products/potatoes.

I hope this helps
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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