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Hcg Hormone To Lose Weight
No: Unless the weight loss you want is from muscle. Thyroid wastes muscle, not fat mass. ...Read more
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
Not needed; no help: It is well known what works for weight loss. On your healthtap home page, just type in "lose weight" in the "ask a doctor" box, and many answered questions will be listed (there's great information in those answers). Hcg (and many other advertised magic potions) isn't needed and won't help, but will cost you money. What is known to work really does work: eat fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: But only if you lose weight in a safe fashion via healthy nutrition & regular exercise. What you want to do is to shed belly fat which is where testosterone is converted into estrogen, the female hormone. Less fat means less conversion which means more T. But rather than focus on T, focus on healthy lifestyle leading to healthy life. ...Read more
Pretty much the: Same way as if you did not have pcos. 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 >. ...Read more
Possibly: An underactive thyroid gland may indeed lead to difficulty losing body fat (weight). With proper thyroid replacement and achieving optimal levels of your thyroid hormones, you may notice increased weight loss. However, it is critical to optimize nutrition and exercise if you want to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually, no.: This probably would not work to lose weight. It goes up in the beginning of pregnancy, peaks and falls slightly by term. When it goes up, the mother increases in weight and the baby also grows, so it is unlikely that this would result in or enhance weight loss. As of december 6, 2011, the fda has prohibited the sale of "homeopathic" and otc HCG diet products and declared them illegal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight gain due to poss. hormone imbalance. Would birth control balance hormones and poss. reduce weight?
Yes: Weight gain during pregnancy depends on your pre-pregnancy weight. If you are normal weight, you should gain 25-35 lbs (5-10 lbs in the first 20wks of pregnancy and 1 lb/wk after that). If you are overweight, you should gain 15-25 lbs total. If you are expecting twins, you should gain 35-45 lbs total. Be careful not to gain too much weight in pregnancy. Ask your dr/cnm what is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's not proven to: What works is reducing caloric intake. Weight loss clinics often tout the weight loss effects of hcg, but what really helps is that they put their clients on a drastically reduced calorie intake. This seems to work great in the short run, but is not sustainable, and all too often the weight comes right back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less in, more out...: To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you are using each day. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In one study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. Getting regular exercise will help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?
No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Consult: See your doctor for a full check up. They can check your BMI/Height/Weight and make appropriate recommendations based on that. Provided you are having a regular diet with exercise you will likely gain appropriate weight and your doctor can intervene if you are underweight. Good luck. ...Read more
How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?
Exercise: There are no pills, hormones, or supplements that can increase your metabolism, unless you have a medical problem (such as hypothyroidism). The only real way to increase your metabolism is by doing regular aerobic exercise. I recommend walking the equivalent of 15 miles weekly or bicycling 45 miles weekly (the speed doesn't matter) ...Read more
Weight gain 20lbs, only in midsection, not pregnant, gym 4/week, running &weights, on wellbutrin (bupropion). Thyroid? Add blood test?
Possibly: Fat in your midsection can mean several things. If you haven't had thyroid studies recently, ask your doctor about them. Also you may have some food sensitivities or exposure to toxins that causes difficulty with Insulin resistance. A functional medicine or holistic/integrative medicine doctor may help you with elimination diet to check on this. Also, "burst" interval training may help. ...Read more
NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may increase muscles they do not help endurance in normal males. Talk to a real endocrinologist. If someone is pushing these products to someone who is not deficient in testosterone, growth hormone or thyroid report them to the medical board. See another. ...Read more
Hi. Iost weight after diabetes... now sugar level is normal... but unable to get weight regain......how to regain weight?
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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