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Can you eat anything without gaining weight if you have hyperthyriodism?

Can you eat anything without gaining weight if you have hyperthyriodism?

No: While it is true that hyperthyroidism is associated with weight loss, a person with this disease can still "overeat" their reved up metabolic rate. We can actually see weight gain in the older population with this disease. Please see your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Can you still lose weight when you are hypothyroid?

Can you still lose weight when you are hypothyroid?

Absolutely: Although many people feel less energetic when their thyroid gland is under-active, there is nothing about this condition that would prevent weight loss. As long as you ensure that you are consuming less calories than you are burning, you should lose weight. Calorie counting apps are widely available for most smartphones. Talk to your family doctor about specific guidelines for weight management. ...Read more

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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

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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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Do you have to lose weight if obese to get transplant?

Do you have to lose weight if obese to get transplant?

Depends: Most solid organ transplant centers have a weight limit or maximum body mass index (bmi) for recipients. This not only varies from center to center but also varies depending on the organ being transplanted. Our center has a maximum bmi of 30 for pancreas transplant recipients, 35 for kidney as well as lung recipients, but no limit for liver recipients (we have transplanted patients in the 50s). ...Read more

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Can you lose weight if your thyroid is underactive?

Can you lose weight if your thyroid is underactive?

Yes you can: Once your hypothyroidism is treated with levothyroxine, and your TSH is normal, your metabolic rate should be the same as anyone else of your same age/weight/gender, and you should be able to lose weight. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

Work with your doc: Work with your doctor to ensure that your thyroid labs are in the target range to ensure your metabolism and energy level are at their best. After that, it's up to you to watch what you eat, and exercise to burn more calories than you eat. Lifting weights can help build muscle gradually which can increase your metabolism & help with the weight loss good luck - it can be done! ...Read more

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How much weight do you have to lose to have what would be called "unexplained weight loss"?

How much weight do you have to lose to have what would be called "unexplained weight loss"?

More than 5-10 lbs.: Losing more than 5-10 pounds without changing your diet, increasing your exercise, and/or due to increased stress could signal a problem. It can be caused by malabsorption, thyroid disease, tapeworm, cancer, etc. Consult a physician immediately to identify the possible sources of the weight loss. ...Read more

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If you are not losing weight can you still have a fat malabsorption problem?

If you are not losing weight can you still have a fat malabsorption problem?

Possible: Whether you would lose weight or not depends on how severe the malabsorption problem is and how much food you are taking in. Thus in a case of mild malabsorption, one may not lose weight at all. ...Read more

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What causes you gain weight if you have thyroid disease?

Weight gain Thyroid: Hypothyroidism would cause a person to gain weight. This is because thyroid hormone is responsible for metabolism. Therefore, low thyroid will cause a low metabolism and hence weight gain. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism which results in weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have hyperthyroid why do you stop losing the weight ?

Can you tell me if you have hyperthyroid why do you stop losing the weight ?

Because your body..: is a complex, organic, and living system of checks and balances. Similarly if you ate an extra candy snack daily for 1 year - your weight will not increase with 1:1 with every extra calorie. ...Read more

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Can you have liposuction if you have a hypothyroid condition?

LS in hypothyroid: Yes, as long as you have started treatment for this condition and are responding. If you haven't, it is not safe as your metabolism will not be able to handle the stressors of surgery. ...Read more

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Do you lose weight if you are snusing/snuffing?

Do you  lose weight if you are snusing/snuffing?

Not particularly: Nicotine does have some appetite suppressant effects, but it is not a weight loss product. People who become dependent on it do have a problem with eating more and gaining weight when they try to stop. It is not healthy and is associated with mouth, tongue and throat cancer. If you have a weight problem, proper diet with reduced calories and increased exercise remains the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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How do you gain weight if you have an extremely high metabolism ?

How do you gain weight if you have an extremely high metabolism ?

Eat fat: Fatty foods have double the number of calories per gram as other foods. However, you probably don't need to worry about gaining weight, most Americans are at a good, healthy weight at your age. Gaining weight carries significant health risks. Healthy sources of fats are foods like tofu, avocado and nuts. ...Read more

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What can women do to lose weight fast if they have pcos?

What can women do to lose weight fast if they have pcos?

Not much: It's still 3500 calories to the pound that you have to burn off and not take in. There is no fast weight loss for anyone, but it is even harder if you have pcos. Metformin may help in some cases. Don't get caught up in internet scams, they only shrink your wallet, not your body. ...Read more

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How do you gain muscle if you are a vegan?

How do you gain muscle if you are a vegan?

Exercise & protein: Many vegan foods, such as nuts and legumes, contain protein. Strength training and protein equals increase in muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more