Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Need to lose weight after brain tumor
Hi, I'm 14 years old and 5 years I wa diagnosed with a craniophryngiamo. I had surgery and it went fine. But after the surgery I started to gain weight and it has kept rising since then. I have tried almost every diet and exercise plan out there but I still gain weight! Is there any way that i can lose weight after this surgery?
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
875426 tn?1325532016
Have the doctors tested your TSH, free T3 and T4?  I wonder if your thyroid went haywire?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
If you take steroids this is your problem.  My son has craniopharyngioma and the steroids (Prednisone and Cortef) made him gain a lot of weight and he can not loose it.   It is not you it is the medicine doing this to you and my heart bleed for you. Good luck and be healthy :)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
657231 tn?1453836403
I would agree that hormone balancing after pituitary surgery is what makes weight a challenge.

Steroids are the most challenging - as you have to take enough to live, but too much can cause steroid induced Cushing's. I had pituitary Cushing's. All the hormones have to be balanced, including growth hormone, to be all right.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Pain Tracker
Pain
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
Amiah27 commented on life after brain tumo...
Aug 01
Avatar universal
Blank
Tallulah611 commented on 6 months after brain ...
Jun 18
Avatar universal
Blank
Abigail36 commented on Life after brain tumo...
Apr 02
Top Cancer Answerers
657231 tn?1453836403
Blank
Northern, NJ
Brain/Pituitary Tumors Community Resources