Cortisol induced body composition change--for the worse
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I was feeling sorry for myself because of the following:
My doctor prescribed corticosteroids for asthma.They changed my body composition after only 7 days.
There was a large gain in fat mass (11 lbs) and a large loss of muscle
mass (14 lbs) in 7 days.
There was an increase from 32.2% body fat on Nov 30th to 53.9% body fat on Dec 12th.
The fat mass increased from 25.7 kg (Nov 30) to 44.3 kg (Dec 10).
The muscle mass decreased from 54.3 kg (Nov 30) to 38 kg (Dec 10).
I went to a nutritionist for a healthful diet to lose weight and insure that I am getting all the necessary nutrients despite avoiding foods that cause asthma in me.
I got the results back from my blood test and LDLs, which were in a normal range before consulting her, rose to an unhealthy level of risk for heart disease.
I got too dizzy to exercise and had neck pain, which can be a symptom of female heart distress. So, after feeling sad initially, I know i have to repair the damage that the medicine and the bad diet caused me. I read that increasing omega-3s will help. So, lots of salmon for me. http://www.snopes.com/medical/
disease/heartattack.asp Link to an article written by a nurse who had a heart attack. www.snopes.com/medical/d