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Doctor insights on: Reduced Calorie Diet Cause Hypothyroidism

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Do low calorie diets normally cause fatigue?

Do low calorie diets normally cause fatigue?

Yes: Calories provide energy if you do not take in enough, you will eventually use up body stores and get weak. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can a gluten free diet cause weight gain?

Can a gluten free diet cause weight gain?

Possibly: Gluten needs to be eliminated from the diet of those genetically unable to digest this wheat protein. Others eliminate it because it is a form of a restricted diet since there are far fewer gluten free items to eat. Losing weight is a common goal of such persons. In most cases weight will be lost, but it is very possible with such a diet to ingest a lot of calories and therefore gain weight ...Read more

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Does diet sodas increase insulin levels leading to weight gain?

Does diet sodas increase insulin levels leading to weight gain?

Yes: Diet drinks contain aspartame and this causes chemical changes in brain that can have repercussions on weight gain. They are not good. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

No: Vitamin B12 is needed for making blood cells, proper function of the nervous system and for the function of many enzymes in the body. It doesn't have a major effect on weight. ...Read more

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How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

Gall Stone Formation: Potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances may occur. These diets cause a rapid shift in water balance, especially in the early phases, which can lead to dangerous alterations in the balance of electrolytes that are important to normal heart function and rhythm (especially potassium). Low calorie diets are likely to be nutritionally insufficient. There is an increased gallstone formarmation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for low calorie diet resulting rapid weight loss?

Is it normal for low calorie diet resulting rapid weight loss?

Not safe: Rapid weight loss has the following risks - gallstones, which occur in 12% to 25% of people losing large amounts of weight over several months. Dehydration, which can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids. Malnutrition, usually from not eating enough protein for weeks at a time. Electrolyte imbalances, which rarely can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

No, but: Weight gain can cause your body to have to lower your glucose and produce symptoms you think are due to low glucose -- when they're only a return to normal. Iron levels don't cause weight gain either. ...Read more

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Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers. ?

Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers. ?

Wt loss, low iron : Could be from a vast number of possibilities. This question requires more information. A good history, physical exam and scrutiny of current , past and future bloodwork will all help piece together this puzzle. In general low iron in healthy premenopausal women is usually from menstruation or pregnancy. The weight loss is somewhat worrisome. Highly recommend a formal consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Yes they do: A perdue university study found that diet sodas may be linked to many health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease.One large study found that people who drank artificial sweetened soda were more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.This include drinks containing aspartame, sucralose, and sacharin. ...Read more

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Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.

Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.

Diet: It's tough to change your diet at age 71. Go online and look at the several options for good diet control. My preference is "NuVal" but the others are good. Don't forget to exercise regularly but start slowly and increase as you feel stronger. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

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

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Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Not directly: A high potassium level in and of itself won't cause a weight gain. However, if potassium level is high due to poor kidney function, weight gain could be seen due to water retention. Avoid high potassium foods until you discuss this with your doctor (bananas, oranges, tomatoes, potatoes.) good luck. ...Read more

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Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Low calorie diet: Low calorie diets are 800-1000cal/day with small meals every 2-3 hours r very effective. People consuming fewer than this may decrease their resting metabolism rate over time since too few calories appears like starvation, causing the body to slow its metabolism rate. Weight loss centers measure resting metabolism rate to help develop a program right for your metabolism & monitor muscle loss. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Does smoking cause reduced appetite and weight loss?

Smoking is bad: Smoking by itself can reduce appetite which is why people can gain weight when they stop. However, the loss of weight and appetite can also be of more serious concern in those who have smoked for a while. This is something you should go over with a doctor. Loss of weight in an adult is something of concern if not from active dieting. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more

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Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Low fat is: not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...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