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9 year old & over weight

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  • Posted By: lljames
  • December 4, 2007
  • 02:05 AM

My 9 year old daughter has always been over weight in the past year she has gained 30 pounds. she has also always had a bad body odor ever when she takes 2 bathes a day. She has resently formed a hump at the top of her back between her shoulder blades. when she was little she had a rare parasite that you normaly only get if you leave the country.I don't know if that matters. She has streght makes all over. She has dieted and every thing else and just keeps gaining. We don't have candy, bread, or chips in the house and all drinks are sugarfree. I'm concern because she cries alot and says she fills like a hippo. I put her in cheerleader class 3 times a week she loves it but she's so tired all the time. I push her to go walking with me and stuff and she does she's just so tired. It's getting harder for her to breath at night

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  • Have you thought about checking into Cushing's? It sounds a lot like it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 9, 2007
    • 01:33 AM
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  • Have you thought about checking into Cushing's? It sounds a lot like it. Thank you they started running test for Cushing's friday. Thank you.
    lljames 1 Replies
    • December 10, 2007
    • 09:47 AM
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  • She should see an endocrinologist, too. Her glands could really be messed up. Study diet and nutrition online. The sugarfree drinks still have calories. I would not buy any of them any more. The smell indicates that she has something going on internally. Perhaps she needs to be tested for parasites and worms again. If you did not get all of the babies, they would still be there. Maybe you could start a mother/daughter exercise walk around the block or go to the Y together. Good luck.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 12, 2007
    • 02:03 AM
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  • Please look into nutritional deficiencies and/or food intolerances that may be leading to malabsorption problems. Sugar free products can actually cause you to GAIN weight. Think about it...we have an obesity epidemic in this country, and tons of people take sugar free products. Aspertame, and other artificial sweeteners can really mess up your system, and if you have sensitivities or allergies to them it can be much worse. With her history of parasites, I would have her checked again. Does she have frequent bm's? Constipation? Diarrhea? With any bowel problems I recommend a good quality probiotic from a healthfood store. This is very helpful. Does she eat a lot of dairy? This can cause bad body odor in some people. I do agree with poster about Cushing's and hope they can rule this out. Consider trying a naturopath, acupuncturist, or other holistic health practitioner as they are usually better trained in nutritional and food counseling. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 14, 2007
    • 00:14 AM
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