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Can I lose weight by keeping my thyroid level in check ?

Can I lose weight by keeping my thyroid level in check ?

Perhaps?: Using thyroid medication is no way to lose weight but if you are hypothyroid and on replacement, keeping your thyroid level under proper control may allow you to lose weight you gained as you developed hypothyroidism. You may not lose fat but you may lose edema (water weight). Follow a prudent diet, exercise and follow closely with your pcp, endocrinologist or other. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have changed my diet to a healthy one, I have quit oral bc, I have had my thyroid levels checked twice. Why is it impossible for me to lose weight?

I have changed my diet to a healthy one, I have quit oral bc, I have had my thyroid levels checked twice. Why is it impossible for me to lose weight?

Lose weight: Diet is not the only way to lose weight. Diet is one aspect, but exercise is crucual. Get an app called myfitnesspal for your phone and monitor your intake and output of calories. Cut out all sodas and sugar filled drinks and snacks. Only water as drinks, sleep 8 hours a night dont snack in the middle of the night and dont eat 2 hours before bedtime watch your portions. Reevaluate your habits. ...Read more

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My thyroid level is 13, am I going to lose weight or gain?

My thyroid level is 13, am I going to lose weight or gain?

Thyroid 13: There are a few l thyroid values. TSH-thyroid stimulating hormone is ~ to 5,. if it is 13 that means thyroid not working you need treatment, not only weight gain but mental functioning, heart ,reflexes muscle function . Total T4 released from thyroid gland usually up to 12 so 13 is hi , but can result in heart irregularities, so need treatment ( free T4 is another) f/u w/doc ...Read more

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I cannot lose weight.My thyroid checked they say its normal but my triglycerides were over 550, im on meds an its down to 125, but still no wght loss?

I  cannot lose weight.My thyroid checked they say its normal but my triglycerides were over 550, im on meds an its down to 125, but still no wght loss?

Insulin resistance: Secondary to obesity. You need more caloric restriction and exercise if you're going to lose weight and prevent development of diabetes in the near future. Consider talking w/your doctor about metformin therapy, and even other medication if necessary. Elevated tg is the first sign of developing diabetes in the near future. ...Read more

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I have underactive thyroid ! have tried every diet there is and still can not lose weight despite normal TSH levels! any suggestions , ?

I have underactive thyroid ! have tried every diet there is and still can not lose weight despite normal TSH levels! any suggestions , ?

Euthyroid: If TSH is normal you are now euthyroid. However there is a range of nl. It may help to be at the lower end of the range than the higher. It takes time for the body to adjust and you need to change your eating habits and increase exercise long term to get to lose weight. ...Read more

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I took too much Synthroid (thyroxine) trying to lose weight. Can i stop taking my Synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 days to get my levels back to normal? I currently take 50 mg, TSH 0.022, T4 14.84. I don't have a thyroid anymore.

I took too much Synthroid (thyroxine) trying to lose weight. Can i stop taking my Synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 days to get my levels back to normal? I currently take 50 mg, TSH 0.022, T4 14.84. I don't have a thyroid anymore.

No!: Always take synthroid (thyroxine) exactly as prescribed! Do not self escalate the dose, which can lead to anxiety, tachycardia, and rarely heart attack. Do NOT skip thyroid meds to make up for days you took extra! Take your regular dose, ONLY, and ring you doctors office ASAP! Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats a good way to lose weight with a thyroid issue?

Whats a good way to lose weight with a thyroid issue?

Treat it: Treat the thyroid issue properly. Once it's treated, you should be able to lose weight just like everyone else through diet/exercise. As long as the thyroid lab is normal, it should not impede your ability to lose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more