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I am a 55 years old female with constant pain on my right side

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I am a 55 years old female with constant pain on my right side of the body. this pain starts on my head, neck, goes down to my hip, leg and ends up at my foot. it's persistent, sometimes is very, very painful. walking can be difcult. I am overweight (88 kilos) , height:1,60 mt. I suffer from underactive tyroide, fat liver and a heart problem (very mild one).
I do exercize every day (walking, or using a eliptical cross trainer). I try to be careful with what I eat. Nothing seems to work for me, as I keep gaining weight.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

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I am sorry you are gaining weight.

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what was your most recent TSH levels?

Dr. David :

I assume you are past your menopause.

Dr. David :

you might have a pinched nerve in your neck causing your right sided pain.

Dr. David :

you might need to see a bariatric surgeon to talk about stomach stapling surgery to decrease the size of your stomach to loose weight.

Customer:

My last TSH are a bit high but I can't say exactly.

Dr. David :

you want to keep your TSH level between 0.3 and 3.0

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any TSH level above 3.0 can be considered clinical or subclinical hypothyroidism

Dr. David :

and you might need to add on some thyroid hormone to help boost your metabolism.

Customer:

should i see my GP?

Dr. David :

walking and eliptical are good.

Dr. David :

yes, you should see your GP and get a copy of your TSH level.

Dr. David :

you also need to do some strength training to build muscle.

Dr. David :

muscle burns more calories than fat

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and aerobic workout.

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when you walk you need to get your heart rate above 120-140 for 20-40 minutes at a time for aerobic exercise

Dr. David :

and take deep breaths when you walk and work on eliptical.

Dr. David :

it is the oxygen you get in your body which helps you burn calories.

Customer:

Ok.That is a good advice. I can't stay here anymore, because I am working. Thank you for your reply. Luisa

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