A 30-year-old female asked:
Hypothyroidism and high cholesterol on medicine for both. I can't get cholesterol down or lose weight. I diet and exercise. Any ideas?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
More thyroid!: Many if not most doctors under-treat hypothyroidism because they were incorrectly taught a normal TSH means adequate treatment. Most people need T3 (liothyronine) as well as t4. Adequate thyroid should lower cholesterol as well as help you lose weight. But it may not be necessary to lower your cholesterol- research suggests women with high chol. Live longer than those with low choleaterol! see comment for more:.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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