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Liposuction Hypothyroid Condition
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
Do I have to be in good physical condition to qualify for tumescent liposuction? Do I have to be fit and in good cardiovascular shape to qualify for tumescent liposuction, or are sedentary people able to have it done as well?
Yes: Sedentary patients in good health can get it done but what counts is if you are overall healthy and not overweight. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is done to contour the body and get rid of rebellious fat bulges that are beyond the reach of dieting and exercising. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have graves' disease as a result put on weight, i went to Africa to see whether i can get a liposuction, would it be safe to do it with the illness?
Be careful: I would advise against both your statements. You should see a local plastic surgeon for better advice and should stay local. Do not bargain with your health. Your car probably cost three or four times the lipo and will only be good for 5 - 10 years. Your lipo will be good for life. Now on the weigh gain and lipo, this is not for weight loss. Lipo is for contouring. Treat the graves, first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The usual way: Burn more calories than you take in. Make sure your thyroid levels are right, usually TSH between lower limit of normal and 3 is best. Exercise program that is 50/50 weights & cardio/aerobic activity is better than either activity alone. Eat high-fiber foods, limit snacks, drink plenty of water, and get 8 hr sleep will help you stick w/ your program. Good luck! ...Read more
Generally when treating hypothyroidism, do you lose the weight you put on from having the condition?
Yes but not much: A lot of women blame thyroid for weight but it is not responsible for large weight gain or loss. I have seen wide variety of response in that zero weight loss to 50 pounds plus wt loss from the medication. Usually 0 to 2 pounds is all you get. Diet is the most important factor. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism. What tests can be done to find what actually caused of this condition to occur?
Is hypothyroidism a dangerous (even life threatening) condition? What can happen if left untreated?
Yes: Often mild hypothyroidism, which is more common as you get older, can go unchecked for a long time--months to years. Severe hypothyroidism is another story--medically known as myxedema coma --it is a rare but life-threatening condition. Hypothyroidism is easy tested and treated, thus check with your doctor... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any connection b/w an adult (in 30s) growing in height and hypothyroidism? Can the condition or any of the meds used for it cause growth?
No connection: Humans don't grow after they reach maturity/adulthood. Some can increase their height a bit by improving posture and spine position/mechanics. Also, an abnormality of growth hormone might result in growth, but not just in height...lips, etc, resulting in acromegaly. Hypothyroidism or it's treatments should not be related. This should be evaluated by your endocrinologist/thyroid doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Since you say you are hypothyroid, i assume you are taking daily thyroid & get tested occasionally to see if your meds are doing their job. If not, get tested & if still showing hypothyroid your meds should be adjusted. Constipation is a sign of hypothyroidism. That said, if your numbers are normal you are like anyone else with the problem. Daily scheduled emptying & increased fiber help most. ...Read more
Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more
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