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A 32-year-old female asked:

My weight is raising after get medication for hyperthiroidism. can i do exercise? i want standard weight now. fyi doc here give me ptu (propylthiouracil) and propanol

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: Ptu (propylthiouracil) & propanolol are standard drugs used to treat an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) which can lead to weight loss & fast heart rate. Propanolol is a beta blocker that keeps your heart from beating too fast. As ptu (propylthiouracil) normalizes an overactive thyroid, you stop losing weight & return to your normal weight by gaining it back. Healthy nutrition & regular exercise are always good.

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