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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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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How would I know if its my thyroid keeping me from losing weight.?

How would I know if its my  thyroid keeping me from losing weight.?

Lab Tests: If someone's thyroid levels are normal, (and they're not taking thyroid medication), their thyroid is working and they'll need to look elsewhere (usually diet & exercise) for ways to lose weight. Similarly, if labs are normal in someone who is taking thyroid medicine, the weight problems are not related to the thyroid condition, so it's back to diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

What can I take to gain weight when I am on thyroid medicine?

Weight thyroid: Thyroid disease whether over active or under active should be treated to normal levels once levels are normal it has no effects on your weight after few months in order to gain weight you can use well balanced foods with good nutritious calories. ...Read more

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Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Maybe (not) . . .: It depends upon what meds you're referring to. Or as my english teach would make me say, to which meds you are referring. Regardless, Prednisone & similar steroids as well as 2nd generation antipsychotics like Olanzapine are notorious for weight gain. You didn't mention your meds so it's impossible for us to make a truly educated guess. Despite your lack of weight loss, don't stop exercising! ...Read more

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I've done hard core cardio 6 days a week, for 3 years, & eat very healthy, but have a very hard time losing weight. I tested negative for thyroid. ?

I've done hard core cardio 6 days a week, for 3 years, & eat very healthy, but have a very hard time losing weight. I tested negative  for thyroid. ?

Calories matter: Healthy eating speaks to the quality of the food you consume but the QUANTITY is even more important when it comes to weight loss. You MUST track your calories to lose weight effectively. People who count their calories are much more successful with their weight loss. Find a high-tech (app) or low tech (notepad) solution that works for you. ...Read more

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My thyroid levels are really high and I'm having trouble losing weight what can I do. And how can I get on synthroid?

My thyroid levels are really high and I'm having trouble losing weight what can I do. And how can I get on synthroid?

See your family doc,: Your levels will need to be tested and retested and Synthroid may be prescribed depending on your TSH usually needs to be kept between 1-2. Free T4 is sometimes used for fine-tuning your doses. ...Read more

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I have trouble losing weight, even though i eat healthy and exercise regularly. How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?

I have trouble losing weight, even though i eat healthy and exercise regularly. How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?

Start with tests but: It is possible that you're hypothyroid, esp. If you also have fatigue, dry skin, constipation, feel cold or have other common symptoms. Ask for thorough testing- most docs screen with a TSH only but many who need thyroid have a normal tsh! ask for a free T3 & free T4 & thyroid antibodies. It is possible to be hypothyroid with "normal" blood tests if you have type 2 hypothyroidism. See comment:. ...Read more

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If there is a thyroid malignancy.. will there be dysphagia for solids in the early stages or liquids.. Iam losing weight and troubled ?

If there is a thyroid malignancy..  will there be dysphagia for solids in the early stages or liquids..  Iam losing weight and troubled ?

Need more info: Thyroid tumors may be asymptomatic, show a lump in the neck and may cause difficulty in voice and swallowing. Thyroid malignancies are not that common and it is likely that there is some other explanation for your weight loss. It would be prudent to have an in-person visit with a doctor. Consult this website. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-2004355 ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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