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How would I know if its my thyroid keeping me from losing weight.?

How would I know if its my  thyroid keeping me from losing weight.?

Lab Tests: If someone's thyroid levels are normal, (and they're not taking thyroid medication), their thyroid is working and they'll need to look elsewhere (usually diet & exercise) for ways to lose weight. Similarly, if labs are normal in someone who is taking thyroid medicine, the weight problems are not related to the thyroid condition, so it's back to diet and exercise. ...Read more

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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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I am gaining weight very quickly if I stop my dite. What can I do to keep my weight as it is. Please help me.?

I am gaining weight very quickly if I stop my dite. What can I do to keep my weight as it is. Please help me.?

Diet: Unfortunately for most of us weight gain or loss is simple math. If we take in more calories than we use we gain weight, and to lose weight we have to take in less or use more. If you are very overweight your metabolism slows down even more so it is harder to lose. Get your thyroid checked just to make sure it isn't a cause. ...Read more

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I am a thyroid patient I am on medication my body is gaining weight i want to loose weight can you hekp me ?

I am a thyroid patient I am on medication my body is gaining weight i want to loose weight can you hekp me ?

Weight and thyroid: First, make sure your levels are adequate. Although the changes are subtle metabolically, a low level of thyroid homone can contribute to difficulty losing weight. At the end of the day, despite the source of the weight gain, weight loss comes from eating fewer calories then you burn. ...Read more

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Hi ,I would like to know how I can lose fat from my face and how to lose the doublechin.Because I gained pounds but i lost them but not from my face ?

Hi ,I would like to know how I can lose fat from my face and how to lose the doublechin.Because I gained pounds but i lost them but not from my face ?

Takes time: It takes time to loose the fat from the chin. it may come off gradually as you age especially if you keep the weight off and it your weight is stable. The only option would be liposuction but you are too young for that. Stay healthy!! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to lose my baby weight from my son. before him you think I could lose weight and get back to my normal size?

What do you advise if I'm trying to lose my baby weight from my son. before him you think I could lose weight and get back to my normal size?

Breast feed: If you have a newborn or infant- breastfeeding is the best way to lose weight and contract your uterus. Breast feeding can help you lose 1000 calories a day while nourishing your child with healthy milk the way nature intended it to be. ...Read more

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I am currently 103 pounds and doctor suspects Crohns, what can I do to keep from losing more weight because I can't afford to keep losing weight?

I am currently 103 pounds and doctor suspects Crohns, what can I do to keep from losing more weight because I can't afford to keep losing weight?

Get medication: If you truly have Crohn's it will be extremely hard to gain weight until your Crohn's is under control. So the best thing you can do is get the tests done that they want and then start therapy. Often GI doctors will put you on supplemental shakes to help "stave off" the weight loss. In truth, it'll still be hard to gain weight until your disease is managed. ...Read more

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I have a pouch if fat on my feet on the top. I want to know how I can lose this. It is not coming off with the weight im losing...?

I have a pouch if fat on my feet on the top. I want to know how I can lose this. It is not coming off with the weight im losing...?

Probably won't: Fat distribution in the body can be quite different from one to another. If it was one foot, i might think it could be a lipoma, which is a benign fatty growth (almost always, but never can say never in medicine). If it does not affect shoe-wearing comfort, would rec just leaving alone, and lose weight if it is for your general health. Of course, they could be surgically removed. Podiatry consult. ...Read more

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Hi. How can I know if I have gynecomastia or just fat that has to be burned? I weight about 230lb and my height is 5.6 ft. Thanks.

Hi. How can I know if I have gynecomastia or just fat that has to be burned? I weight about 230lb and my height is 5.6 ft. 

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Difficult to tell: It can be difficult to tell between excess fat around your breasts vs gynecomastia. If you do not have any tenderness around your nipples, it is more likely fat. You could get an ultrasound done if you really want to know, but weight loss is likely the be best way to proceed. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor put me on risperdal and it has made me gain weight. if I get him to get me off of it, will I lose weight?

What do you suggest if my doctor put me on risperdal and it has made me gain weight. if I get him to get me off of it, will I lose weight?

Doable: Some other choices of that medication category exist that will not increase weight as much eg abilify, geodon, Latuda (lurasidone). Please explore those with your psychiatrist. In general proper monitoring is getting blood draws twice per year to make liver enzyme, glucose, cholesterol and blood cells remain within normal range- the key is to do this regularly and trouble is avoided. Take care ...Read more

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My doctor tells me to loose weight I have halfed my food and weight is not dropping, what can I do to loose weight?

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My doctor tells me to loose weight I have halfed my food and weight is not dropping, what can I do to loose weight?

Exercise!: Nutrition plays a large part in weight loss. However, it's not just calories but also the types of food consumed. Healthy proteins & healthy fats/oils are important along w/plenty of fiber. But don't forget that you also have to exercise regularly! if you don't, your body's metabolism will adjust to your lower caloric intake. ...Read more

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I would like to lose weight, but it is really hard for me to keep on track eating healthy and excercising how do I l?

I would like to lose weight, but it is really hard for me to keep on track eating healthy and excercising how do I l?

It is a matter of wi: You need to create strong will by setting goals and working on them slowly with small changes in your diet and exercise. To change behaviors, it takes one step at a time and keep working on it for 3-4 months. Then it will become a habit. It is a life long discipline, so you have to be patient and set modest goals like cutting out a little bit of food daily so that you can lose 1-2 lbs each month. ...Read more

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Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Maybe (not) . . .: It depends upon what meds you're referring to. Or as my english teach would make me say, to which meds you are referring. Regardless, Prednisone & similar steroids as well as 2nd generation antipsychotics like Olanzapine are notorious for weight gain. You didn't mention your meds so it's impossible for us to make a truly educated guess. Despite your lack of weight loss, don't stop exercising! ...Read more

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Im a boxer and must lose 9 pounds for my fight tomorrow. How can I do this? Dont tell me its not healthy, i know that. But all boxers cut weight

Im a boxer and must lose 9 pounds for my fight tomorrow. How can I do this? Dont tell me its not healthy, i know that. But all boxers cut weight

A lot to ask.: That is a lot of weight for 24 hours and if you intend to dehydrate yourself to achieve it then you will probably be too tired to win the bout. So why take that risk? If you had more time there are better strategies. ...Read more

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Hello there, Somehow I am under weighted, I need to know how to gain weight naturally. Though I am not fan of eating.

Hello there,

Somehow I am under weighted, I need to know how to gain weight naturally. Though I am not fan of eating.

Healthy Weight: Your ideal weight is based on your weight and height. This will give you the Body Mass Index. The best way to gain healthy weight and to place you in your ideal body weight, without eating, would be to gain muscle mass by exercises. You will lose the fat mass but gain muscle mass, which weighs more that fat. You should look toned and feel good. Look at BMI calculators on line to guide you. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I m facing it now. I want to lost weight .what is the suitable food I can take without doing any exercise.

Exam: The issue is not just food and diet. You need a complete metabolic evaluation and a physicial exam. ...Read more

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I want to ask if i take duoromine for slimming it is possible to conceive a baby. Because my weight now 110kg i really need to reduce my weight. Tq.

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Hi there, my TSH is .01 and my T3: 1.22 and my T4:6.91 I am I taking medicine but I keep gaining weight and I can't lose it. Any help would be great?

Hi there, my TSH is .01 and my T3:
1.22 and my T4:6.91

I am I taking medicine but I keep gaining weight and I can't lose it. Any help would be great?

Gaining weight: What medicine are you taking? Why was the test done? Your are eating more calories than you are burning is the reason you are gaining weight. Get the app MyFitnessPal and track your calories for 5 days and get back with us. ...Read more

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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