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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Please could you help as I am very strict following a Slimming

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Please could you help as I am very strict following a Slimming World diet. However, I am unable to shift my weight. I am on Metformin, Losartan posassium *which has recently been given instead of Captiprol., and Simvastatin. and on Lantus Solostar insulin. I also have a slipped disc which causes me a great deal of pain. Have had an injection between the discs, this has not helped. therefore I am taking Tramadol 50mg, and Amitriptyline 10mg tablets to try and control the pain.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
Have you had any tests done like a thyroid hormone test, or cortisol levels?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the answer is NO I have not had thyroid hormone test, or cortisol levels test.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. Either low thyroid or high cortisol levels can prevent losing weight even on an appropriate weight losing diet so you need to have those areas checked first. If those areas are found to be normal, I suggest a nutrient dense diet of fresh green and leafy veggies and fruits, nuts, coconut milk, tofu or tempeh, and no more than three servings per week of lean meats, poultry and fish.
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32800
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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