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A 67-year-old female asked:

I am 67 years old, 5'2" and weigh 197. i take 100 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) 50 mg of hyzaar, and 81 baby aspirin. how can i lose weight? i am miserable!

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Difficult: I agree that it is very difficult. Your reasonable goal should be 20 pounds over 6 months. The most successful people join a support group like weight watchers or tops. Good luck! stay with it - it's a long haul.
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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BMI 36: Hi. Your BMI is 36. Your high BP may be caused/exacerbated by your weight. No diabetes? Sleep apnea? You would at least warrant a trial of Belviq (lorcaserin) or Qsymia. Talk with your doc. Be open minded to therapy for obesity. Eat healthy and exercise regularly regardless. Good luck!

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