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Weight gain in my daughter ????

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  • Posted By: henhouse5
  • February 17, 2010
  • 02:48 AM

My daughter is 14. She weighs 238 pounds and is 5'9". She started her period 6 months ago and weighed 210. At age 9, she started gaining weight quickly thought her eating patterns and exercise patterns never changed. She has always eaten sensibly, does moderate daily exercise but continues to gain 5-8 pounds a month. My husband has four sisters who are all moderately to extremely overweight. In May of 2009, my gynecologist performed lab tests and said her hormone levels were normal and there were no concerns for things like Cushings or other pituitary concerns. She is really struggling and wants so badly to lose weight and just can't. She is being very smart about her diet lately and I'm at a loss. A nurse friend suggested we see a pediatric endocrinologist and another suggested a weight loss program like Jenny Craig. Can someone help direct me in the right direction that will help my daughter in the best way?

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