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actually now that re-read that... 4 1/2 feet tall? 68lbs isn't overweight for 4 1/2 feet. if it's a typo and you meant 3 1/2 feet, it's still not that overweight... only by 2 bmi points or so. I wouldn't be too concerned unless he continues gaining, while staying at the same height. (:
This was my problem... Has he been tested for Insulin Resistance?
I'm 17... I had WLS (Vsg) a year and a half ago. I've struggled with Insulin Resistance since i was 3 years old... It was determined it was entirely genetic, because the way my diet and activity level was, it just didn't make sense that i brought it upon myself.
If he doesn't, maybe see a dietitian? Ask them what you can do.
Could he be starting another growth spurt? That could cause the hunger.
I know my parents had to put locks on the cubbords so I wouldn't get into them as a kid because i was always hungry because of the high insulin levels.
I know juices were cut out, only skim milk (nothing higher than that, no 1%, 2%, whole, etc..) wheat instead of white bread, etc.. You just have to plan out meals and serving sizes.. Let him have as much of the fruits/vegetables as he wants. But other things you'd need to limit.
(just speaking from what dietitians had my parents do for me.. had they not done it I'd probably be a hell of a lot worse off now, than i am.)
If your doctor can't figure it out and he continues to gain weight, get a referral to an endocrinologist. No one figured out what was wrong with me until i was 7 or 8 years old, by which point i was already extremely overweight despite all the pre-cautions everyone took and my pediatritain constantly saying i was fine.
I really hope you figure out what's going on. It may be nothing, but on the small chance there is something metabolicly going on, you don't want to miss it. xx
Hey (: I was 15 when I had the VSG, I"m 17 now.
I Just did a google search and came up with this: http://nyp.org/services/digestive/weight-loss-surgery.html --- new york presbyterian aparently does, according to this link: http://obesitymd.org/news_ob.html so you could look into it. (:
I don't know how close the hospital is to you, but it may be worth it.
I live in Suffolk county and have a 17 yr old daughter who wants and needs the weightloss surgrey, I have called around and even went to her peds doc and everywhere i call they tell me 17. She is really looking to have the surgery done before the end of the yr . I know she will go through alot of tests and stuff . I myself have had the surgery done a few yrs ago ... If anyone knows of a Surgeon who will take a young adult please let us know......... Thank You
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