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A 41-year-old female asked:

How can i speed up my metabolism?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Exercise!: Regular exercise is key to speeding up your metabolism. Just be sure to check w/your family physician before engaging in strenuous physical activity. If you're suspicious, eg fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, etc, your doctor can also check your thyroid function as an underactive thyroid can slow your metabolism.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Regular exercise : There are many over the counter stimulants. They will cause you to stay awake and give you a boost, but they are only temporary. There is no permanent solution to your concern.

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