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Is the dukan diet effective for weight gain from hypothyroid?How do I go about this diet?

Is the dukan diet effective for weight gain from hypothyroid?How do I go about this diet?

Avoid: This is just another money making diet program without any real benefit. It may help your wallet lose weight, but that's all. If you're hypothyroid you need to be on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. After that's done, it just eating less than you burn off in order to lose weight -- just as if you never had a thyroid problem. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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


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Having weight gain, could I have hypothyroidism?

Having weight gain, could I have hypothyroidism?

Yes, check it: Weight gain is one of the symptoms of hypothyroidism (as well as hair loss, heavy periods, dry skin, dry hair, constipation, depressed mood. The easiest way to get it checked is seeing a doctor, having your tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels checked. If normal, then you got to look into other causes of weight gain. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism with weight gain. I am currently taking Levoxrothine, is this the best med. for hypo with weight gain?

I have hypothyroidism with weight gain. I am currently taking Levoxrothine, is this the best med. for hypo with weight gain?

Yes: This gives the most predictable results. If there is significant weight gain associated with hypothyroidism you may ask your doctor to have your levels adjusted to high normal. However in my experience treating thyroid has been a disappointing fix for obesity. Middle-age and the American lifestyle contributes much more to the problem. Get help to change habits. Myfitnesspal, or TSFL.com ...Read more

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I gained 30lbs within 4mths last summer 123 to 153 found out n nov. That I have hypothyroidism could there be something else causing the weight gain?

I gained 30lbs within 4mths last summer 123 to 153 found out n nov. That I have hypothyroidism could there be something else causing the weight gain?

Start with that: Hypothyroidism is definitely a cause of unwanted weight gain. Have yourself treated properly for that and try diet and exercise. No reason to look for alternative explanations when you already have a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should be the diet for a person suffering from hypothyroid? What foods to eat and what not to? Weight gain is happening...

What should be the diet for a person suffering from hypothyroid? What foods to eat and what not to? Weight gain is happening...

Diet and hypothyroid: Hypothyroid patients should be on no special diet. Speak to your endocrinologist (e) and make sure you TSH is normal. If it is not, you may need more levothyroxine. If it is, ask your e for an assessment of your problem. You could also be gaining weight due to edema formation, and that could be independent of your thyroid function. Get help from your e. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and have noticed a rapid weight gain. I need to lose weight fast but i'm not sure what i need to lose to look proportional.?

I have hypothyroidism and have noticed a rapid weight gain. I need to lose weight fast but i'm not sure what i need to lose to look proportional.?

First thing first : You have to have your thyroid levels monitored and under control. Dose adjusted accordingly otherwise everything you do to lose weight will disappoint you. Encourage you to keep your appointments with your physician or specialist. Some people do suffer from diabetes along with hypothyroidism . So get checked. ...Read more

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Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

Usually not: The standard answer would be no, but everything to do with thyroid can be reversed. There are other reasons not to over-replace thyroid. Heart rhythm can get out of whack. Bone density can go down. You can have emotional reactions. There was a time when thyroid med was given to lose weight. Not any more. Get your level checked! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more