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I have a low thyroid what can I do to lose weight?

I have a low thyroid what can I do to lose weight?

Thyroid replacement : If T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are low and TSH is high; then you have hypothyroidism. Thyroid replacement therapy will be needed for the rest of your life. Normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 levels support normal weight. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to loose weight with low thyroid?

What is the best way to loose weight with low thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

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Could my very low basal temp be a reason for struggling to lose weight while being hypothyroid but following a diet?

Could my very low basal temp be a reason for struggling to lose weight while being hypothyroid but following a diet?

Sounds like you need: You need to have your thyroid levels checked as you could be undertreated. Furthermore, ensure that timing of your thyroxine ingestion is at least 30min apart from any food or other medication. Caffeinated drinks, soymilk and calcium containing food are all know to interfere with thyroid absorption. ...Read more

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Low thyroid & taking levothyroxine 50mmg 1 a day. I eat healthy, can't lose any weight. Can i take an over-the-counter thyroid boost pill also?

Low thyroid & taking levothyroxine 50mmg 1 a day. I eat healthy, can't lose any weight. Can i take an over-the-counter thyroid boost pill also?

No not a good idea: No it is not a good idea and can be dangerous.I wiil discuss your weight problem with your doctor or endocrinologist.Your inability to loose weight may or may not be related to your thyroid and you may need to change your eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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Cn u lose weight if ur thyroid is extrmly low evry thng i've read says u gain bt i jst found out tht mine is extrmly low and i've lost abt 20lbs 1mnth?

Cn u lose weight if ur thyroid is extrmly low evry thng i've read says u gain bt i jst found out tht mine is extrmly low and i've lost abt 20lbs 1mnth?

What's low?: Is the TSH low or free T4 low? If TSH is low, then you have hyperthyroidism and not hypo and it could account for the weight loss. It is highly unusual to lose that much weight in that amount of time while truly hypothyroidism. I would get evaluated again if that's the case because something else could be causing it. ...Read more

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"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid (thyroxine).And wanted to know if it was ok to take shinny fiber.. To help lose weight low on protein but over wise good heath..

"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid (thyroxine).And wanted to know if it was ok to take shinny fiber.. To help lose weight low on protein but over wise good heath..

If : If your thyroid levels are well controlled on your current dosage, you are like a normal person. The only concern would be if the absorption of the thyroid were affected by the fiber; that's not an issue if you take your thyroid pill on an empty stomach. There are no easy answers to losing weight. I have not heard of shinny fiber. Lowering calories and increasing activity are the keys to weight loss. There are a few other guidelines. Visit the link below and look at the posts on weight control. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid and on Euthyrox. Can't lose weight despite healthy eating and intense training 4x a week. Please help?

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

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How can I lose weight fast if I have hypothyroid ?

How can I lose weight fast if I have hypothyroid ?

Diet exercize: These things will help you loose weight. Hypothyroid makes it a bit harder but not impossible ...Read more

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What is better to lose weight in hypothyroid in women-zumba or yoga?

What is better to lose weight in hypothyroid in women-zumba or yoga?

Both: You lose weight based on how many calories your burn relative to how many you consume. The longer you exercise, and the more vigorous the exercise, the more you burn. Generally speaking, zumba tends to be associated with more aerobic activity than yoga, but it all depends on how you do them. ...Read more

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Had quite normal weight but wanted to lose weight and was making 20 hours interval between meals.i got very skinny.could it cause my hypothyroid?

Had quite normal weight but wanted to lose weight and was making 20 hours interval between meals.i got very skinny.could it cause my hypothyroid?

Hypothyroid: Could be but that is not your main problem. Making 20 hours interval between meals is not very smart. You need to take a proper diet. What is your height and weight? Please go online and look up "Body Mass Index" (BMI). That will tell you what you need to know about your weight. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hypothyroid about three months ago. My dr. Put me on levothyroxin, stopped most symptoms but can't lose weight.What can I do?

I was diagnosed with hypothyroid about three months ago. My dr. Put me on levothyroxin, stopped most symptoms but can't lose weight.What can I do?

Repeat labs: A repeat set of thyroid tests can help determine if the replacement hormone levels are appropriate. If the thyroid levels demonstrate suboptimal activity, the medication may still be adjusted. On the other hand, diet and exercise may be the solution if the thyroid function is normal. ...Read more

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What antidepressants would help me lose weight. I'm hypothyroid and it's difficult to lose weight?

What antidepressants would help me lose weight. I'm hypothyroid and it's difficult to lose weight?

Check thyroid: Ensure that your thyroid function is optimized as that could be a quick fix to some excess edema and water weight as well as lethargy and fatigue. If you are still experiencing depressed mood, consult a psychiatrist to further understand your actual symptoms and make medication recommendations specific to you. ...Read more

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Can i take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)

Can i take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)

See your doctor: Hypothyroidism cause cause weight gain, so you want to make sure that your current dose of lavoxyl is effective. Diet and exercise is always the cornerstone of a weight loss program. There are medications that are effective for weight loss, but they are not a substitute for diet and exercise. Note: please speak with your doc before starting an exercise program. ...Read more

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What should I do after losing my hair from low thyroid?

What should I do after losing my hair from low thyroid?

Check Hormone Levels: Verify the active and storage forms of thyroid are at optimal (not just "normal" if you want best results) levels as well as testosterone and dht. Consider topical Minoxidil (rogaine) to help thicken more hairs more rapidly. Rogaine (minoxidil) will not work well in the presence of hormone deficiencies and low zinc. Stress can turn regular hair shedding into all shedding at once and mimic low thyroid too. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with hypothyroid meds?

How can I lose weight with hypothyroid meds?

Go for good diet: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Can you still lose weight when you are hypothyroid?

Can you still lose weight when you are hypothyroid?

Absolutely: Although many people feel less energetic when their thyroid gland is under-active, there is nothing about this condition that would prevent weight loss. As long as you ensure that you are consuming less calories than you are burning, you should lose weight. Calorie counting apps are widely available for most smartphones. Talk to your family doctor about specific guidelines for weight management. ...Read more

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How can i lose weight with a treated hypothyroid disease? I've tried everything

How can i lose weight with a treated hypothyroid disease? I've tried everything

Yes: First see your endocrinologist to make sure your thyroid hormone level is now normal after taking synthroid (thyroxine). Look into every thing you eat especially seemingly small snacks these little 100cal snacks can add up quickly Avoid fried foods, cakes hi carb meals like bagels white breads and pastas. Look into you daily cal intake, it should be between 1500-2000cal a day ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Is it possible for me to lose weight when I have diabetes and hypothyroid?

Yes: Yes. You are 31 year old. Please take your diabetic and thyroid medications as prescribed. Maintain hgba1c at 5.5 and TSH level between 3-4. Have nutritionist consult. Always monitor calories intake. Never more than 2000 calories. Regular exercise with at least 20 minutes walking daily. No fried food, smoking , drinking or sedentary style. Join healthy activities club. Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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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