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What can cause a large belly in a 64 year old woman?

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what can cause a large belly in a 64 year old woman?
Dr. Nomi :

Hello,

Dr. Nomi :

Welcome on Just Answer.

Dr. Nomi :

Is there any change in your appetite?

Customer:

no change in appetite

Dr. Nomi :

Any medicines you are taking?

Dr. Nomi :

Do you go for any work out ?

Customer:

triamter/hctz, amlodipine. I had a gastric bypass 9 years ago.

Dr. Nomi :

Possible reasons behind belly fat in this age are menopause,low metabolism and decreased muscle tone.

Dr. Nomi :

Try brisk walk at least twice a week.

Dr. Nomi :

Do ab work out three times a week.

Dr. Nomi :

This will tone up muscles.

Customer:

could it have any more dangerous causes

Dr. Nomi :

No not at all.

Dr. Nomi :

Its possibly hormone imbalance which has caused this.

Customer:

should i start taking hormones

Dr. Nomi :

Yes,you can give a try but they have other side effects like uterine cancer etc.

Dr. Nomi :

First try exercises.

Customer:

I had a histerectomy

Dr. Nomi :

Then can give a try.

Dr. Nomi :

It will elevate your mood.

Dr. Nomi :

Moreover,will improve metabolism.

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