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i have had the T3 & T4 thyroid test done & im told im with

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i have had the T3 & T4 thyroid test done & i'm told i'm with the limits but i still think there is something wrong with my thyroid. I'm tired all the time i.m putting on weight no matter how i try i go to gym twice a week & i walk 3 mornings a week for about an hour each time.by late afternoon I'm so bloated i have to remove my bra & open my waistband please tell me what to do tillie
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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what has your TSH levels been?

you need your TSH levels between 0.3 and 3.0

have you had your iron levels checked, B12, iron, folate, vitamin D levels checked?

low levels of these can cause fatigue.

when you walk, are you getting your heart rate up above 110-130 beats for minute for 30-40 minutes?

have you had blood testing to check your liver and kidney function?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

every year i have my full blood count suger cholesterl liver kidney iron & every thing was good. i also had an e.c.g done because i was having chest pains my heart is ok. but i still have the terrible & bloating. i eat healthy but i can't lose weight or get rid of the tiredness or bloating. i don't know what too do any more. please help'

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
I am sorry you are still gaining weight

are you willing to meet with a dietitian and do a calorie count with her to see how many calories you are eating a day?

are you willing to meet with a physical therapy training to go over your exercise regimen for you?

you should see a GI doctor as well and get tested for lactose allergy and glutten allergy which could be causing bloating and gas for you.

you might need more heart testing like a cardiac stress test or a cardiac echocardiogram to better evaluate the heart. an EKG sometimes is not enough. your team will want more heart testing if you are planning on doing more exercise.
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