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My husband is loosing weight and muscle. We are having

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my husband is loosing weight and muscle. We are having trouble understanding him as his voice has gotten very raspy. He has been in the hospital for a week and they've run almost every test they can. No cancer markers at all. His heart is weak, but I think that's from the loss of weight. 25 pounds in 4 months. He is a diabetic 1
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

How have his blood glucose levels been?

Were the glucose levels well controlled or not?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
somewhat controlled. he checks his blood sugar 4 times a day and takes insulin accordingly
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 4 months ago.

Do you know if he has has any hormonal tests like tests to check cortisol and thyroid?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
everything has come back normal or within range
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your response.

I think that there still are chances, considering his severe weight loss, that he could be having a hidden cancer or malignancy.

I would recommend having a test called as PET scan done.

Has he had that done as yet?

This test is much superior to the scans that he has already had done and will definitively rule out cancer and I would recommend having that done if that has not been done already.

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