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i was size 10 until mid 40s n gradually put a bit of weight

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i was size 10 until mid 40s n gradually put a bit of weight on.but over last 3yrs i look 7mnths pregnant.tried cutting down on foods etc.if its due to menopause what can i take to release some of the gases to slim tum down pls
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

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have you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?

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low thyroid hormone levels can cause you to gain weight.

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do you know your TSH level?

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hello?

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have you had your thyroid levels checked?

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also low iron levels and anemia can also cause fatigue and low energy levels which can make it hard to loose weight.

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are you passing a lot of gas?

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hello?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
This is Dr. David

sorry, where you having a hard time seeing my response.

I asked if you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?

low thyroid hormone levels can cause weight gain.

are you exercising along with watching what you eat?

exercise is very important with regards to weight loss.

have you talked to your doctor about barriatric or stomach bipass surgery? that is an option.

also make sure you have your blood hormone levels checked, estrogen, testosterone levels, pituitary levels checked. cortisol levelsl checked. all of these things can affect your wegiht.

and endocrinologist would test these levels

let me know if you have questions.