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Doctor insights on: Diet Pills I Can Take With My Hypothyroidism

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Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

Why can't people with hypothyroidism take diet pills?

See details: How about starting an exercise and strength training program along with a low carbohydrate, low calorie diet? Diet pills have significant risks and should be avoided. ...Read more

Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more


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Is there any fat blockers or safe diet pills to take while having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?

Is there any fat blockers or safe diet pills to take while having hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?

Diet pills: With or without thyroid problems the answer is the same. Generally, fat and carb blockers don't really work well for weight loss. There really isn't any magic pill do lose weight safely. The best way to lose weight is by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein intake & exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What diet pills are safe with hypothyroidism?

What diet pills are safe with hypothyroidism?

NO diet: Pills are safe or effective for anyone, much less for someone with hypothyroidism. By the way, it's easy to treat hypothyroidism with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement, and then it's like the problem doesn't exist as long as you take the proper medication. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills that work well with hypothyroidism? Bc i've tried everything n nothing works along w diet n excersize i want to loose 20 ty

Not unless euthyroid: If you mean your thyroid level is still not properly corrected, then, no, it is not likely that any diet med/option will help lose weight. If you are on meds and thyroid stimulating hormone is down, then any good program that you commit to will help, average maintainable loss is 1-2 pounds per week, so be patient with your efforts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism? If so, how? Is there any diet pills that can give me a boost?

Is it possible to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism? If so, how? Is there any diet pills that can give me a boost?

Take synthroid (thyroxine) first: Once you have normalized your T4 and TSH with thyroid medication, then it is no harder or easier to lose weight than normal because your thyroid function will be normal. Do not use diet pills. ...Read more

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I need to lose 10lbs and it's been a battle because I have hypothyroidism. I eat right & small portions & long walks. Y can't i lose any? Diet pills?

Lose weight: First, make sure your hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. If that is under control, then we look at what you eat, how much you eat, and how much you exercise. Looks like you have the first 2 covered. Walking, while good for you, will not get your heart rate high enough to burn calories. You need to do cardio exercise and maintain a target hr for 20+ minutes a few times a week. ...Read more

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Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Diet pills: If your thyroid is truly underactive then your dr. Will probably recommend thyroid replacement and that may help with your weight. I have had little to no success with other diet pills and recommend lifestyle changes instead with exercise and dietary changes. Good luck with your weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Make sure: you are on the proper dose of BRAND NAME T4 replacement to get your thyroid levels back to normal. Then you can gain or lose weight just like you didn't have a thyroid problem. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Prescription diet pills have potential side effects and only work while you're taking them. OTC pills are a scam and only cause loss of money not weight ...Read more

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What are the best diet pills I can take?

What are the best diet pills I can take?

Weight loss: There are no "good" diet pills but Phentermine can be used safely in the initial phases of weight loss . 37.5 mg daily and you must see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What diet pill can I take to lose weight quite off the waist! any diet pills i can take for that?

What diet pill can I take to lose weight quite off the waist! any diet pills i can take for that?

Waist fat: If you have fat especially around your waist, it's a cue to look at the kind of food you're eating. You may be eating more processed foods and sugars than your body is good with, or drinking more alcohol too. There are no pills for spot reduction around the waist. Instead you need an entire food and exercise program to make overall changes in your body. Sorry! nutritionists & trainers can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...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