Thread: weight gain
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:30 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto/Guadajara
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NELL236 HB User
Re: weight gain

Hi there - Assuming your daughter's diet is reasonable, you really should have her cortisol checked, both a.m. (fasting) and afternoon. Cortisol is really the worst of the worst for causing rapid weight gain especially around the middle. If you have to, insist, it really is important not to let the doctor brush you off.

There are various causes for high cortisol, but first find out if that's it. Next would be a check for thyroid hormones (FT3 and FT4, TSH) and cholesterol (especially low density:LDL). There is a thyroid-cholesterol-cortisol connection.