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Hashimotos Disease And Weight Training
Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?
Diet/exercise: The keys to losing weight are diet and exercise. If you want to lose significant amounts of weight it is best to do one hour of aerobic exercise like walking, biking or swimming 5 days a week. Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day will also help. Focus diet on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Drink plenty of water. Be patient with yourself. It takes time. ...Read more
Hypothyroid and on Euthyrox. Can't lose weight despite healthy eating and intense training 4x a week. Please help?
Thyroid level?: You need to make sure that you are on the correct dose of thyroid hormone by having a TSH level done. If this is normal and you are not losing weight, it is because, somehow, you are taking in the same number of calories as you are burning up. Despite eating "healthy", you still have to make sure you eat fewer calories in order to lose weight. ...Read more
No: Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease that needs to be treated with medication, radioactive iodine or surgery. While diet and exercise will help with other aspects of your life, it will not do much for the graves'. There is no natural remedies that will treat graves' disease. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have hyperthyroidism and weight gain? Tsh <0.01, ft3 & ft4 very high. Rapid heartrate, but I am very overweight, and cannot lose weight.
? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.
Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To lose fat and gain muscle, I do crossfit training and 1/3 of my calories come from carb, 1/3 protein, 1/3 fat. Right nutrient balance?
Zone diet : If you're trying to lose weight and improve your muscle tone i suggest trying zone type diet which includes 40% carbohydrates 40% lean protein and 40% healthy fish or plant-based fat. This is closer to the paleo diet that crossfit suggests except on the paleo diets you're not allowed to have any dairy or starch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe fatigue weight gain joint pain neck pain nausea brittle hair anemia and good thyroid levels with healthy diet sleep & exercise... Whats wrong?
It depends: On what kind of thyroid problem you have. Please see your doctor to help determine if you have hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. Thyroid disease is very nonspecific and makes it difficult to answer your question in this setting. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism and high cholesterol on medicine for both. I can't get cholesterol down or lose weight. I diet and exercise. Any ideas?
Thyroid and chol: You make the great observation about the connection between the two disease states. For the vast majority TSH treated to the narrow range of normal (i use 0.5-2.0) gives normal hormone function with appropriate change in cholesterol. If the LDL remains high, you may be one of the many people who also has hyperlipidemia -- possibly due to pathology in the LDL receptor. An endocrinologist may help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes but take it easy: Weight training and cardiovascular work will be healthy for the heart, but the latter should be monitored in a cardiac rehabilitation program and the former should be enacted with light weights to work the muscles but not tax the heart too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?
Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?
Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.
It can: For several reasons, patients with ibd are at risk for malnutrition and weight loss. We call this failure to thrive. The inflammation of the lining of the intestine can result in poor absorption of nutrients and vitamins. The chronic inflammation has a high metabolic cost. It burns up calories. Keeping the disease under control, with medication and proper diet helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Despite a high level of exercise (cardio and strength) my daughter is steadily gaining weight - other symptoms are increased body hair, acne?
I have graves' disease and everyone says you lose weight with the illness, however i'm gaining weight like mad, is this unusual?
Not unusual.: The textbooks usually say that graves' causes weight loss. However, I have had many, many people with graves' guarantee me that they gained weight uncontrollably. Get the graves' under control first, and then it'll at least be a fair fight with the weight/diet/exercise balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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