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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. Heidi Fowler
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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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