Weight gain from medications like corticosteroids and some antidepressants is common, but rapid or unexplained weight gain may indicate a problem such as kidney disease or congestive heart failure. Both are more common with some forms of arthritis. Likewise, unexplained weight loss can be a sign of increased inflammatory disease activity, thyroid disease, NSAID-related stomach ulcers, or celiac or Crohn’s disease. Talk to your doctor about sudden weight change.
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