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Arimidex and Weight Gain: Suggestions

If you are noticing an unexplained weight gain with Arimidex, there are some things that you can do. Suggestions include:
 

 

    • Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
    • Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
 
  • Limit foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
     
  • Get regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
     
  • Limit your intake of alcohol.
     
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)
 

Arimidex and Weight Gain: Final Thoughts

If you are taking Arimidex and weight gain occurs, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you other suggestions for dealing with any weight gain. If the weight gain continues, he or she may recommend adjusting the Arimidex dosage or switching to another breast cancer treatment.
 
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