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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: I am 26 years old and have the tendency to gain weight easily. My lifestyle and routine include no physical activity. I feel lazy and sleepy most of the time. I want to lose weight, tell me how!
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Answered by Dr. Ajish TP (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lifestyle modifications, medications and surgical options

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns.

Please check your thyroid function, cortisol, HbA1c to see if there is a cause for weight gain.

If there are no medical illness, there are 3 options to have weight under control.

1. Lifestyle modifications

Diet : Frequent low calorie meals high in fibre and low in carbohydrates
Exercise : Regular aerobic exercise of 30-45 minutes a day

2. Medications ( If no improvement in lifestyle modifications or not able to do so)

Medicines like prostatic, qsymia etc are available for weight loss. But effect will be reduction of upto 5-8% of your current weight

3. Surgical options

Bariatric surgery - can definitely bring your weight down to normal levels. This is usually done for patients with body mass index above 32 kg/m2, especially those with diabetes or joint pains due to weight gain.


Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help you.

Regards,

Dr Ajish TP [MD,DM]
Consultant Endocrinologist
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Brief Answer: Lifestyle modifications, medications and surgical options Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns. Please check your thyroid function, cortisol, HbA1c to see if there is a cause for weight gain. If there are no medical illness, there are 3 options to have weight under control. 1. Lifestyle modifications Diet : Frequent low calorie meals high in fibre and low in carbohydrates Exercise : Regular aerobic exercise of 30-45 minutes a day 2. Medications ( If no improvement in lifestyle modifications or not able to do so) Medicines like prostatic, qsymia etc are available for weight loss. But effect will be reduction of upto 5-8% of your current weight 3. Surgical options Bariatric surgery - can definitely bring your weight down to normal levels. This is usually done for patients with body mass index above 32 kg/m2, especially those with diabetes or joint pains due to weight gain. Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help you. Regards, Dr Ajish TP [MD,DM] Consultant Endocrinologist