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Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This indicates that: Your are 13 years old. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
Height is done by 21: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
About 18 kg: Your ideal weight based on bmi should not be more than 60 kg. Better if 50 kg. So you have a lot of work to do. Do slowly. It will be a good idea to consult your doctor to supervise and advice you. Diet in a nutshell is to eliminate all sweets and minimize starches. Good luck. ...Read more
Suffering from hypo thyroid taking 100mcg thyroxine sodium tabulates .I am 37 year old weight 82 kilo height 5ft10inch blood pressure 140/95 help me.
Not sure what: You need help with. Your blood pressure is high and needs treatment, however, people don't "suffer" from hypothyroidism, as it's very easy to treat and correct with brand name T4 replacement. Just have your doctor adjust the dose after testing every 6 weeks until the levels are consistently normal, then it only needs a once/year check. No suffering is required. ...Read more
130lbs...: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 30 = 130. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. Small frame: 117 lbs med frame: 130 lbs large frame: 143 lbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi.All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?
May be: An elevated TSH with normal free T4 indicates that you at risk of being hypothyroid and that can lead to weight gain. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to ascertain if you should be taking replacement thyroid medication. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Thyroid numbers?: You're on thyroid hormone replacement, which is good, but what are your numbers? Does your blood testing indicate that you have enough thyroid hormone replacement to help your body work as it should? You will have trouble losing weight if your thyroid function remains slow. ...Read more
Maybe. Maybe not.: Some women are fine at that height and weight. Some women could use a few more pounds at that height. That depends on other factors such as where her fat is distributed, how much muscle she has, how her body type is, whether she is losing or gaining weight, if she has any ill symptoms, etc... ...Read more
Weight management : Weight management is a simple calculus problem the calories that we eat vs the calories that we burn To lose weight we need either to cut down on the calories that we eat or increase the amount of calories that we burn daily or do both Cut down on carbohydrate and fat and eat mainly protein no bread or pasta or suits Exercise more or walk more often There is no majic in loosing weight it is a so ...Read more
Male - Female ?: Sounds like you are within a normal range whether you are male or female. Roughly - for females (low end is 121 pounds , mid - 135 & high end is 149). Males - (low end is 126, mid range is 140 and higher end is about 154. However if you had a lot of muscle, higher weights may be fine. ...Read more
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
When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?
Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more
Read hyperthyroidism can cause tall structure. Is it just in kids or could a 40YO even gain added height? Can it keep the long bones from ever closing
No way: There is no medication, thyroid or otherwise, that will make a 40-year old grow taller. You may ruin your health by chasing hormones or supplements and it will lighten your wallet too. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Common disorder: Which is easily diagnosed and can be treated with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs. See the american thyroid assoc. Website or check lay info at aace.Com (american assoc. Of clinical endocrinologists) for more info. ...Read more
Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid: Yes, weight loss is very common in folks with over-active thyroid glands. That is usually treated with anti-thyroid medication or radioactive iodine. When you thyroid glands are under control you will stop losing weight. Your anti-thyroid treatment may result in a period of under-active thyroid. Your doctor should be checking up on this early after initial treatment and at longer intervals. ...Read more
Mild hyperthyroidism: Not everyone w/ hyperthyroidism loses weight. Given high enough thyroid hormone levels, everyone will lose weight, but most cases are mild-moderate. Too much thyroid can lead to increased appetite and less impulse control and increased calories eaten. If the increased calories eaten is more than increased calories burned by a revved-up metabolism, a person gains weight! ...Read more
Questions about exercise regimen. Is there any problems with doing workouts when hypo or hyperthyroid?
I have hyperthyroid. I take my meds in 4weeks now, but I still hv a big appetite. Need advise to control it.
What is the best medicine for hyperthyroid.. Cause my husband had a hyperthyroid since 3 years back..And we are trying to have a 2nd baby?
Hello i've just found out that I have hyperthyroid. I'm really struggling with this it has taking over my everyday life. How do I feel better?
See your doctor: To control hyperthyroidism, you will need help. Usually hyperthyroid patients are given radioactive iodine to destroy part of their thyroid and bring their levels down. If you can't for some reason, there are medications both to temporarily lower thyroid levels and to help with the side effects of high thyroid levels. ...Read more