Posted by: Gina van Staden | 2012/11/08

Weight gain

Age 46 - stopped menustrating and have aggressive spasitc colon. Eat very little but gaining weight continuously.

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Dear Gina
f you have started gaining weight possibly because of the menopause, it is important to have a medical examination to pinpoint what is causing the weight gain (female hormone imbalances, underactive thyroid, insulin resistance, etc). Once the cause of the weight gain has been identified, and both this condition and your IBS have been treated by your doctor, you will need to consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will provide you with an individual diet prescription that takes both the IBS and overweight into account so that you can start losing weight. Ask your dr what type of exercise you are allowed to do and start being more physically active to stimulate your metabolism.
Best regards
with an individual diet prescription that addresses both the aggressive spastic colon

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