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Is it possible to lose weight if you have hypothyroidism?

Is it possible to lose  weight if you have hypothyroidism?

Normal thyroid level: Once your thyroid hormone levels are back to normal, a different cause of weight gain has to be sought if you're not able to lose or are still gaining weight. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism?

How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Get hypothyroidism: corrected. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Take replacement med: The first step is to normalize your thyroid function with replacement therapy. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

What's the best way to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Diet and exercise: Once the thyroid deficiency is replaced. Unfortunately weight gain from hypothyroidism is not lost when you become euthyroid on treatment. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Please describe ways to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

See details: Normalize your thyroid function with replacement meds and you will lose weight. That is especially true if you also adopt a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

What are things i can do to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

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Is it true people lose weight with hypothyroidism medication?

Is it true people lose weight with hypothyroidism medication?

Yes: Yes, however it is an unsafe and dangerous way to lose weight as it affects normal thyroid function. There is also muscle loss not just fast loss. Not recommended for that purpose. ...Read more

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Do you finally lose weight once you get hypothyroidism treated?

Do you finally lose weight once you get hypothyroidism treated?

Possible: Yes. After normalizing thyroid level, it is possible to lose weight as low thyroid level may make it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with hypothyroidism or is it hopeless?

No problem: Is hopeless. Don't just rely on a pill. Your health is in your own hands as all of us do. Make sure your diet is natural and find an interest if you do not already have one. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Yes: Yes. You are 31 year old. Please take your diabetic and thyroid medications as prescribed. Maintain hgba1c at 5.5 and TSH level between 3-4. Have nutritionist consult. Always monitor calories intake. Never more than 2000 calories. Regular exercise with at least 20 minutes walking daily. No fried food, smoking , drinking or sedentary style. Join healthy activities club. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lose weight if I have a hypothyroidism problem?

Can you tell me how I could lose weight if I have a hypothyroidism problem?

Losing weight: Get your hypothyroid condition well controlled . complex matter and is more effective when individualised. However general guidelines include reducing total calories, increasing fiber, decreasing simple carbonhydrates and both resistance and aerobic excercise and getting restful 7-8hrs of sleep. ...Read more

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Is there an option for child if he has hypothyroidism to help him lose weight?

Yes: In children, treated hypothyroidism does not cause weight problems. Burning off more calories than taken in is the only way to lose excessive weight. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and am finding it extremely difficult to lose weight, any meds?

Treated?: If your thyroid hormone levels have been restored to normal, your hypothyroidism is not to blame for difficulty losing weight. Weight loss is then attained like people with normal thyroid function. Low calorie diet, physical activity. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose weight with hypothyroidism when nothing seems to work?

What approaches work best to lose weight with hypothyroidism when nothing seems to work?

2 glands need fixed: ... the adrenals and then the thyroid for effective weight loss. If your adrenal glands are not fixed.. you will not lose weight. First start with the adrenals and make sure they work right. Also there may be things standing in the way... example: heavy metals, food intolerances, infectious organisms (lyme). Check out www.GetMyThyroidFixed.com for more info. Also www.stopthethyroidmadness.com. ...Read more

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How can a person with hypothyroid lose weight.i take thyronorm 100mcg but it doesnt help?

How can a person with hypothyroid lose weight.i take thyronorm 100mcg but it doesnt help?

Hypothyroid: Two things: 1: Take your thyroid medicine at bedtime. 2: Have your doctor check your thyroid levels - 100 mcg may not be enough. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism? I can't take any meds because i don't have insurance

How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism? I can't take any meds because i don't have insurance

Labs , no insurance: Many labs will allow patients to prepay for tests at a huge discount. You don't need insurance to take thyroid meds. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more