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What are causes that my metabolism might be becoming slower? i don't go #2 as often as i used to.

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Many possibilities

Hi Annabell. Less frequent bowel movements can be a manifestation of slower metabolism, as seen in hypothyroidism.
Also, metabolism slows with aging, but isn't necessarily accompanied by constipation. The constipation may be unrelated to any change in your metabolism. Get plenty of dietary fiber. You might want to discuss this with your doc and see whether any tests are warranted. Good luck!

In brief: Many possibilities

Hi Annabell. Less frequent bowel movements can be a manifestation of slower metabolism, as seen in hypothyroidism.
Also, metabolism slows with aging, but isn't necessarily accompanied by constipation. The constipation may be unrelated to any change in your metabolism. Get plenty of dietary fiber. You might want to discuss this with your doc and see whether any tests are warranted. Good luck!
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Dr. Stanley Ling
Internal Medicine

In brief: Slow

It is possibly related to your life style and dietary habits.
If you are sedentary, dislike vegetables or fiber and not drink enough fluid, you could become sluggish and constipated. That being said, there are also hormonal issues including thyroid dysfunction that can cause your metabolism to slow. down. If this is a problem, please contact your doctor to determine the cause of the problem.

In brief: Slow

It is possibly related to your life style and dietary habits.
If you are sedentary, dislike vegetables or fiber and not drink enough fluid, you could become sluggish and constipated. That being said, there are also hormonal issues including thyroid dysfunction that can cause your metabolism to slow. down. If this is a problem, please contact your doctor to determine the cause of the problem.
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