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I had open heart surgery 18 months ago-valve repair. Taking heart
and blood pressure meds in am and pm. Also taking synthroid for lo
thyroid. Since my surgery, I have gained so much weight, it is affecting my breathing when I climb stairs, excercise and have absolutely no energy. I am 60 yrs old-before surgery, I had high
energy level and weight undercontrol. Please help
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replied May 30th, 2012
You don't say how much weight you have gained, your age, sex, habits, occupation, family history, etc.
In any case, I can see no reason why "Since my surgery, I have gained so much weight.." in that there is nothing with heart valve repair that should lead to such an undesirable result. I am assuming that your thyroid medication is in the desirable range.
You may well need help losing weight - but that should be your goal without unnecessary excuses.
Please be aware that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.

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