Q&A: Is there any way to help shed the pounds off faster?

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been over weight most of my life is there anyway to help shed the pounds off faster even throw I exercise I try to watch I eat but nothing really seems to work

- Wayne Smedley


Dima Ali, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Hello Wayne and thank you for your question.  The first thing I would do is see your doctor and have some laboratory values checked to make sure there is no underlying medical cause for your inability to lose weight.  It is not uncommon to have thyroid disease such as hypothyroidism that can make it very difficult to lose weight despite your efforts.  Once treated, the weight comes off provided you continue to eat right and exercise.  There are also non-invasive body shaping technologies that destroy fat without surgery..This is effective for problem areas such as the love handles.  I hope this helps!

--Dima Ali, M.D.
Reston, VA

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