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How To Lose Weight With Low Thyroid
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
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, and T4 levels as well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. On Synthroid & small amount of cytomel. Can't lose weight, diet/exercise don't help! what can I do to lose lbs?
Hyporhyroid: Make sure your TSH is less than 4 and if so consume less calories than you burn off. Weight watchers is a good old stand by. ...Read more
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
"i have hypothyroidism and take 75 mg per day of synthroid.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
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hypothyroid and thyroid antibodies ..Dr prescriped me eltroxin 150 put i want to lose some weight so i take eltroxin 200.Is it wrong ?(i'm ttc)
Compliance: Please take your medication as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
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