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Difficult to lose weight can be due to the slow down of your metabolism with aging process.
However free T4 level should be checked.
Besides thyroid, you may have adrenal gland disorder.
Excess cortisol level can cause weight gain.
Another possibility can be insulin resistance which causes weight gain as well.
Hence you should see an endocrinologist for further evaluation.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/