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Weight gain after quitting smoking

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I am a 39 y.o. male who quit smoking around 90 days ago. Since, I have gained about 20 lbs which is fine as I needed to gain some. The distribution of the weight gain is what concerns me. The gains have been in my lower abdomen, lower back and buttocks. I have even developed cellulite on my buttocks which I know is uncommon for men. I was wondering if you think I may have developed a hormone imbalance since i quit smoking?
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replied August 7th, 2018
Stop Smoking Answer A64244
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This could be due to metabolic syndrome.
I would suggest you to have fasting blood sugar, CRP
and fasting lipid profile to sort out the problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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replied November 17th, 2018
Gaining weight through excess fat is not an ideal condition you can increase your protein intake and increase your work out and exercise to help you when redistribute the fat more evenly
As far as the cellulitis is concerned it is unlikely to be related to the weight gain and smoking cessation the area needs to be examined and broad-spectrum antibiotics can be advised if indeed it's cellulitis


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