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Always tired, bloating, hungry, gassy, skinny, but gaining

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Always tired, bloating, hungry, gassy, skinny, but gaining fat in certain area, i.e. Cheek
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Since how long are you having this problem?

Do you have any other medical problems?

Are you on any medications for anything?

Have you had any tests done for anything?

Please let me know.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Probably couple yrs, no other problems, had blood test done before, everything normal
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

If you have test reports with you can you please attach them here.

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not have test reports
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


One possibility is hypothyroidism.

This might account for your symptoms.

Other possibilities as follows.


Other hormonal problem [adrenal; sex hormone]

Small bowel overgrowth.

Gluten disease.

Liver or gallbladder , stomach or pancreatic problems.

I am a double board certified US clinical doctor.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are some treatments?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

It depends on the diagnoses

For example

Diabetes, control of blood sugars.

Gluten disease, avoiding wheat, barely, rye.

Hormonal problem, depends on lab testing.

Gallbladder problem, often removal.

And so on.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you suggest that I go get a blood test?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

I suggest you go to your doctor.

Tests should be

All routine labs.


Thyroid studies.

Am cortisol levels

Sed rate.

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