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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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I cannot lose weight.My thyroid checked they say its normal but my triglycerides were over 550, im on meds an its down to 125, but still no wght loss?

I  cannot lose weight.My thyroid checked they say its normal but my triglycerides were over 550, im on meds an its down to 125, but still no wght loss?

Insulin resistance: Secondary to obesity. You need more caloric restriction and exercise if you're going to lose weight and prevent development of diabetes in the near future. Consider talking w/your doctor about metformin therapy, and even other medication if necessary. Elevated tg is the first sign of developing diabetes in the near future. ...Read more

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Is weight loss deficiancy a symptom of a thyroid problem?

Is weight loss deficiancy a symptom of a thyroid problem?

???: What is weight loss deficiency? Changes in weight can be a sign of thyroid disease: gain in hypothyroidism; loss in hyperthyroidism -- but the correlation is far from 100%. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid problem effect weight loss, if so what are some ways to lose weight with thyroid problems?

Yes: Go see your doctor and get your thyroid levels in the normal range. This, with exercise, should allow you to get back to your ideal weight. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause extreme weight loss, and appetite loss! was told have borderline thyroid (high) but need further testings?

Can thyroid cause extreme weight loss, and appetite loss! was told have borderline thyroid (high) but need further testings?

HYPERACTIVE THYROID : Yes if the thyroid is hyperactive, means if it is producing excessive throxin hormone, it makes your metabolism very fast and inspite of eating regular meals and no loss of appetite you loose weight rapidly but it does not suppress appetite you need to follow throid tests and your doctors. ...Read more

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I have loss of appetite, weight loss, and feeling cold (i am normally hot). This started a couple months ago. Could it be a thyroid issue?

I have loss of appetite, weight loss, and feeling cold (i am normally hot). This started a couple months ago. Could it be a thyroid issue?

Yes and others: This could be thyroid related, but it also can be associated with a slew of other things. Please see a physician to get a proper evaluation and to identify the cause. You should do this right away before you lose more weight. ...Read more

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I've gained ~20lbs w/in a month w/o change to diet/exercise. Thyroid panel wnl. I'd taken 100mg dhea short term for weight loss. Could this have caused this? Besides diet & exercise, anything to help?

I've gained ~20lbs w/in a month w/o change to diet/exercise. Thyroid panel wnl. I'd taken 100mg dhea short term for weight loss. Could this have caused this? Besides diet & exercise, anything to help?

Unusual: Defying physics is remarkable. You have created energy without a source. Most people cannot possibly gain weight without a change in diet or exercise. You need to sit down and think about this, and then formulate a plan so that you expend more calories than you consume. Good luck and have a great weekend. ...Read more

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I'm 305 pounds I'm really struggling to lose weight I've tried slim fast herbalife and various other with no sign of weight loss, thyroid Is fine help?

I'm 305 pounds I'm really struggling to lose weight I've tried slim fast herbalife and various other with no sign of weight loss, thyroid Is fine help?

Bariatric specialist: 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Is 5% (unintentional) weight loss in a year enough to suggest a thyroid problem?

Is 5% (unintentional) weight loss in a year enough to suggest a thyroid problem?

Could be: Thyroid problems or others. Hard to say without knowing more about you or if you have other symptoms. The only way to rule out thyroid problem is to get a blood test. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing 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


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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