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Aged 80 - how can I use weight. Did 5 days on 1000 cals a

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Aged 80 - how can I use weight. Did 5 days on 1000 cals a day and did not lose an ounce
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

What is your weight and height? Did you have a thyroid hormone test done? Do you suffer from any medical condition?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
11 stone 9 lbs....5'4".....No....No (except weak bladder)
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

Your inability to lose weight despite a low calorie diet can be due to low thyroid hormones. You should have your thyroid hormone test done. With treatment and correction of thyroid hormones you will respond to calorie restriction and start to lose weight. So, the next step for you would be to do a blood test to find out your thyroid hormone status.

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Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 months ago.

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