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My husband, 65 yr old, just finished 4 months of chemo for

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my husband, 65 yr old, just finished 4 months of chemo for lymphoma. Doing well other than tired and weigh gain even with a good diet. His testosterone just came back at 171. what do you suggest?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes, saw dr. last week but blood results were not back then. no medications
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: ok, tired, trouble sleeping and worried about weight gain
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Homeopathy
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry he has gained weight

often with lymphoma chemo, it can contain prednisone or dexamethasone steroids which can cause weight gain, he needs to eat less or no carbohydrates and more proteins

and more fruits and vegetables and start to exercise which can help him loose weight and help his energy levels become better.

loosing weight can help his body's testosterone levels increase as well

avoiding beer and alcohol can help him loose weight as well

does he like to drink beer or alcohol?

alcohol can cause more body fat for him.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
he drinks occasionally but not everyday. He has increased proteins and low carbs.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

he should add in some exercise to his regimen

and cut down on his carbs some more.

he should get his thyroid levels and B12 and iron levels checked to see if they are low and causing his fatigue.