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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Weight & Lifestyle
Question: I just turned 50. I know this is not unusual but I have less energy, weight gain in my waist and decreased sexual desire. What are ways I can turn things around?
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. First of all, 50 is too young to be feeling like this, so a check up and thorough evaluation should be done in order to figure out the reason.

A complete blood and urine test, checking for glucose and thyroid hormone levels, among other things, would give an insight to begin with.

Once the common culprits such as high blood sugar and a low functioning thyroid, as well as heart and blood pressure, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions are ruled out, stress, anxiety and or depression should be taken into consideration as the possible cause.

So I recommend you see your primary care physician as soon as possible.

I hope this helps. If you have further questions I'd be happy to answer them.

Wishing you good health and all the best.

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