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Gaining weight. Accumulation of fat near chest and belly area. What can be done?

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Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2013
Question: I am gaining weight. Lot of fat accumulated near chest and belly.
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (44 hours later)
Hi XXXXXXX

Though things are not very clear from your query as your age, any test done so far, or any medication going on but as you are concern we must rule out the common causes of weight gain i.e. hypothyroidism. For this get your TSH, T4, T3 tested, also check your lipid profile (fasting), maintain your food diary and exercise record. With all these, you must see your doctor. If everything comes out to be normal, you might need specialized tests like cortisol etc.

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Gaining weight. Accumulation of fat near chest and belly area. What can be done?

Hi XXXXXXX

Though things are not very clear from your query as your age, any test done so far, or any medication going on but as you are concern we must rule out the common causes of weight gain i.e. hypothyroidism. For this get your TSH, T4, T3 tested, also check your lipid profile (fasting), maintain your food diary and exercise record. With all these, you must see your doctor. If everything comes out to be normal, you might need specialized tests like cortisol etc.

Regards!