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Have been feeling bad off and on now for a couple of months.

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Have been feeling bad...

Have been feeling bad off and on now for a couple of months. 46 year old male. Work out 3-4 times per week (heavy workouts) and eat healthy diet but have gained weight recently. About 6 lbs. Minimum eating per day but drink a lot of water, frequent urination but end of day my weight could go up 3-4 lbs. Weight comes back off in the morning. Stomach gets bloated. Feel tired more times than not (wake up tired after 8 hours sleep). Feet swell sometimes as well.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No injuries. Noticable swelling for the last month or so. Off and on with the tiredness.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Mother has underactive thryroid for many years. also sometimes feel like I am in a fog, can't remember details, etc.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

have you had your thyroid checked?

do you react more to carbs?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Havent had thyrod checked except for blood tests. i have always craved carbs - not sure of reaction??
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

You might have celiac disease

this is more common in the population than you think

where are your ancestors from? what countries?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Italy, Poland
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

Ok. Europeans have a very high incidence of celiac

I would get tested

Or just avoid carbohydrates

that will fix this problem

I'm quite sure of that

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