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Obesity and Weight Management

Gained 55 lbs in 8 months all in abdomen

05/09/2007

Question:

Please help me. I am a 47 year old active female. In the last 8 months I gained over 50 pounds all in my stomach. I workout, I eat senseibly, my husband thinks I am very ill because I don`t eat much and my stomach is so distended. This is driving me mad and I get so depressed about this huge stomach. I beg you to please help me. I have always been 5 feet 11 inches with a weight around 150-160. I am starting to get out of breath very quickly.

Answer:

Please note that NetWellness is not an emergency service.

This is a very medically concerning weight gain and may be caused by serious medical illness. Please schedule an appointment with a primary care physician for a history and physical as soon as possible.

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Response by:

Eileen  Seeholzer, MD, MS Eileen Seeholzer, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University