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i have gained weight and leptin is high. how do i lower my leptin hormone? is there any medicine? should i go to an endocrinologist?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Leptin up if obese: Leptin goes up with obesity. Normally, a high leptin means you are full and you are not hungry. With obesity, the patient gradually becomes resistant to the high leptin and still feels hungry even with a high level of leptin. So, there is no need to see a doctor. Best to go on a careful diet and exercise to lose the weight.
Answered on Aug 5, 2016

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