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Does my GPs explanation sound familiar LH pilot lockdown weight increase / decrease

Old 14th Oct 2020, 07:49
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Does my GPs explanation sound familiar LH pilot lockdown weight increase / decrease

Hello,

.Having been very weight stable for my 35 years of adult hood I found (like many) my weight increased by three pounds during the first three months of lockdown up to 14 st 6 lbs (height 6ft 1in). What concerns me is that in the last four months my weight has dropped 10 pounds (to 13 stone 10lbs). As it had taken most of that first three months for my body to fully sync with UK time (eating and sleeping at the same time as the rest of the country) my Dr suggested this would explain my weight loss. I have no other symptoms (apart from a few weeks in September where I inexplicably would wake for between one and three hour (around 2 AM).The only other (unrelated) info is that I just had a life insurance medical blood test....and the only thing they commented on as being outside normal was a GFR value of 68.He suggests I monitor it and come back in December? Currently furloughed Long haul pilot (company taking me back on is 50/50 but not feeling stressed about that.....but still concerned about a loss of weight not associated with dieting or increased excercise). Thanks in advance.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 09:26
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The following links might help explain:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5657289/

and;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6052790/


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Old 14th Oct 2020, 13:04
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Thanks, So maybe my 68 GFR result IS related to the Long Haul lifestyle. Would be really interested in anyone's empirical or factual based opinion on whether coming off long haul disruption was likely to cause weight loss.
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Hi again RMC,

Found this that also might assist in explaining things with your current eGFR, and what it all means.....

https://renal.org/information-resour...tages-1-2-ckd/

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 15:47
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Thanks, So maybe my 68 GFR result IS related to the Long Haul lifestyle. Would be really interested in anyone's empirical or factual based opinion on whether coming off long haul disruption was likely to cause weight loss.
Based on two long'ish sabbaticals from long haul and now having finished for good I'd certainly say it's not impossible....certainly avoiding snacking to stay awake, and eating properly on a regular timetable seemed to bring the weight down.

A lot of course will depend on your downroute lifestyle (gym bunny or lounge lizard?) and whether you are more active at home now due to being less fatigued.
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 19:43
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Are you using medical grade scales to weigh yourself?
My (cheap) bathroom scales seem to read low in the warm summer months and high when its gets cooler in the autumn.
Just a thought.
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How old are you ?
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