Posted by: Debra | 2008-11-17

What to ask the GP

Dear Cyberdoc

I' ve made an appointment to see my GP the 29th. I' ve been on a very healthy eating plan for the past 4 months and I have exercised approx 45 minutes per day (5 - 6 days a week). My problem is I don' t lose any weight and I want to ask my doctor to check it out, what should I ask her to check for? Could there be any medical problems that causes me not to lose any weight?

Please be so kind as to advise...

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Our expert says:
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Hi Debra
Please don't weigh yourself - you probably built muscle and lost fat, and muscle weighs more than fat (but looks better!) - so rather measure yourself - over the hips, in your middle and mid thigh. You can ask your doctor to check your thyroid hormone and insulin and sugar levels.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: WENDY | 2009-03-17

Good day , my name is Wendy and I have a daughter that is in matric and often complain of a pain on her heart , i did' nt take her to a docter yet and she allso complain of a headache , i dont know if its because she study till late or is it because she dont eat healthy , she dont like vegies at all and like cheese a lot. PLEASE HELP ME I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

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Posted by: fudge | 2009-03-11

i have short breaths can it be asthma.

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Posted by: Debra | 2008-11-18

Thank you Dr Bets

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