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Help! I Can’t Lose Weight!

By Dr. Daemon Jones Expert HERWriter
can't lose weight? need some help? Dmitriy Sechin/PhotoSpin

Have you been trying to lose weight but you just can’t seem to do it? Are you doing the things that used to take off the pounds, yet the scale will not budge?

If you are having problems losing weight it could be due to a medical condition that has not been diagnosed yet.

This prompts me to ask the question -- When was the last time you have had your blood drawn? The reason I ask is that blood work is an objective measure that helps us identify diseases that don’t always present with symptoms.

Blood work automatically gives information about the state of some health diseases and may, in some instances, explain why someone is having difficulty losing pounds or inches. It can also explain some other symptoms patients may have, but haven't connected with their difficulty losing weight.

For example, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes and thyroid conditions are a few common conditions that can be diagnosed with simple blood work.

Metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and diabetes all affect blood sugar level, insulin and cortisol levels which affect people’s ability to release fat from the body.

The thyroid gland is responsible for the body's metabolism so when it is not functioning correctly due to hypothyroidism, it may cause the body to gain weight. This test allows your physician (naturopathic or conventional) to look at one possible reason that weight or inch loss is not happening.

Once the underlying condition has been addressed through naturopathic or conventional methods, you may find that the ability to lose weight comes much more easily.

If you are interested in looking into having blood work done, contact your naturopathic or conventional physician.

Be Well,

Dr. Dae

Live Vibrantly,

Dr. Dae

Dr. Dae's website: www.healthydaes.com
Dr. Dae's book: Daelicious! Recipes for Vibrant Living can be purchased @ www.healthydaes.com

Dr. Dae's Bio:

Dr. Daemon Jones is your diabetes reversal, hormones, metabolism and weight loss expert. Dr. Dae is a naturopathic doctor who treats patients all over the country using Skype and phone visits.

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

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