I have lupus and I am treated with cortisone, what can I do to lose weight?

Question: I am being treated with cortisone because I have lupus, what can I do to lose weight? How can I keep my heart healthy with this disease? Clementine (Plasencia).

Answer: Cortisone does indeed increase appetite and fluid retention. For this reason, you should closely monitor your diet and exercise moderately to avoid gaining weight. You should follow a healthy diet, low in calories, fat and sodium.

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