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is there a reason why somebody would be very obese even if

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is there a reason why somebody would be very obese even if they eat right and exercise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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Have you had any evaluation for this?
Have you had a recent general evaluation?
If so, do you know what was checked?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes.i have managed to loose 8 kilos but im still quite overweight.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
The most common reason why someone is overweight despite a proper lifestyle is a relatively low metabolic rate, which is mostly determined by genetics. However, there are certain medical conditions that should be considered as possible causes. The most common medical condition would be hypothyroidism, but it also would be appropriate to consider other hormonal conditions, such as adrenal or pituitary disease. In women, it can be related to polycystic ovary syndrome.

If there has not yet had an evaluation for these conditions, it would be appropriate to see your doctor for further evaluation.
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