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My 14 year old daughter is 269 pounds and 5.8.Ft- she was

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my 14 year old daughter is 269 pounds and 5.8.Ft- she was about 240 pounds around Thanksgiving time
She is not very active and prefers staying inside watching tv
But she recently has changed her lifeplan to include outdoors. Bike riding, basketball (shooting hoops only).
We just moved to the Outerbanks 3 weeks ago and she wants to play Volleyball and softball.
We have a family history of diabetes and heart attacks and strokes with Uncles, Grandparents, niece, first cousins. But not my husband or myself our other 5 children
We went to the Urgent Care this weekend for her sports physical so she can play volleyball. She did not pass. Mainly because just touching her toes sped up her breathing, per the doctor. Also her Resting heart rate is 120bpm and her BP is 160/80.I have called to get her to see a primary doctor here since we are new to the area, but I want your expert opinion, based on what I have told you thus far. Could we be dealing with a diabetic issue here? She has conveyed any signs or symptoms? One more thing.. The Doctor stated that her weight may be caused due to a medical issue. I am just concerned about your thoughts on her thyroid?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 11 months ago.


Thanks for the question.

I am a double board certified US doctor and will help you with this.

This is actually a pretty serious situation and you are right to be concerned.

Diabetes would easily show up on routine labs. Fasting blood sugar.

Thyroid is also easily tested with a blood test.

IF the TSH is over 2.5 she is likely hypothyroid.

She has hypertension.

She is in profound need of weight loss.

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