A 46-year-old member asked:

What can someone with a vitamin d deficiency & subclinical hypothyroidism do to lose weight?

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Dr. Mark Pleatman
42 years experience
Correct deficiency: Weight loss occurs when your body burns more calories than you consume by eating. Hypothyroidism may slow the body's metabolic rate, thereby decreasing caloric expenditure. Taking thyroid hormone will correct the deficiency and help you lose weight. Hypothyroidism is detected by measuring tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone; not thyroid hormone itself. Vitamin d is a separate unrelated issue.
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