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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Lymphoma? Small little bump in neck, having weight loss? Blood work came normal.

Lymphoma? Small little bump in neck, having weight loss? Blood work came normal.

Get checked: You need to get checked by your doctor. Lymphoma is a consideration only if the lymph nodes are over 1 cm in size and are progressively increasing in size. Weight loss can be a sign of cancer but only as a late feature. There are other causes for weight loss. So you need to have a medical examination to help you sort it out. ...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'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

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Can thyroid cancer lead to extreme weight loss?

Can thyroid cancer lead to extreme weight loss?

Yes if extensive: Most thyroid cancer is slow growing and relatively easy to treat. But like any cancer, it can be aggressive and metastasize all over and cause weight loss, cachexia. Anaplastic and medulary cancer of thyroid are the worst. ...Read more

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Can you take thyroid hormone to boost your weight loss?

No: Unless the weight loss you want is from muscle. Thyroid wastes muscle, not fat mass. ...Read more

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What would be the deficiency of food causes weight loss due to thyroid disorder?

Iodine: Is the deficient nutrient that causes low thyroid state . However , low thyroid generally causes weight gain not weight loss . On the other hand high thyroid hormone level which is caused by immunological process mainly not due to shortage of food or nutrient causes weight loss . It your want to lose weight by taking thyroid hormone , it is a very bad idea , you may die of heart condition. ...Read more

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I have over active thyroid and i'm experiencing dramatic weight loss, i went from 9 stone to 6 1/2 in 2 months without dieting, should I be worried?

Yes: Untreated hyperthyroidism is toxic, dangerous, and harmful to your body. See your doctor immediately and get it properly treated w/either radio iodine or anti-thyroid pills. ...Read more

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How come weight loss supplements dangerous for those with thyroid disease?

How come weight loss supplements dangerous for those with thyroid disease?

Caffeine: This question is more relevant to individuals with the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more

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Is weight loss using cytomel (liothyronine) for a low thyroid normal?

Is weight loss using cytomel (liothyronine) for a low thyroid normal?

No: You may be overdosed on cytomel (liothyronine). But also if your weight gain was previously due to underactive thyroid, and the weight loss on Cytomel (liothyronine) was a return to 'normal' weight, then it is not a problem. I prefer sustained release T3 over cytomel (liothyronine), or Armour Thyroid with T3 sr. ...Read more

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After starting meds for underactive thyroid, how long before i actually see weight loss?

See details: It depends if you are also willing to diet. You must restrict carbohydrates as well as take your meds. Obesity often is caused by multiple factors, especially dietary habits. ...Read more

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22 year old male hot flases at 9pm every night, dizziness, weight loss. Tested for Thyroid and cortisol all normal?

22 year old male hot flases at 9pm every night, dizziness, weight loss. Tested for Thyroid and cortisol all normal?

Hot flashes,dizzines: This is abnormal. Keep checking with your doctor to determine cause of your problem. Do not give up. If not enough help, then get another opinion. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pcos symptoms and a difficulty in losing weight. Could this weight loss issue be due to thyroid troubles?

I have a lot of pcos symptoms and a difficulty in losing weight. Could this weight loss issue be due to thyroid troubles?

Yes: Hormones interact with each other and there a variety of hormone interactions with pcos. Many women with this syndrome have Insulin resistance and have difficulty regulating their blood sugar. The thyroid may play a role but most pcos women have difficulty with their weight due to Insulin resistance and elevated testosterone levels. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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