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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Thyroid effect

is probalby what you mean.
Thyroid regulates energy burning. If it is overactive, then you feel hot, burn lots of calories and lose weight. (yeah, but it's dangerous, so you can't use it as a weight loss pill).

In brief: Thyroid effect

is probalby what you mean.
Thyroid regulates energy burning. If it is overactive, then you feel hot, burn lots of calories and lose weight. (yeah, but it's dangerous, so you can't use it as a weight loss pill).
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: We no longer

Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss.
It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss, in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss.

In brief: We no longer

Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss.
It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss, in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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