6 doctors weighed in:
Is there an option for child if he has hypothyroidism to help him lose weight?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In children, treated hypothyroidism does not cause weight problems.
Burning off more calories than taken in is the only way to lose excessive weight.

In brief: Yes
In children, treated hypothyroidism does not cause weight problems.
Burning off more calories than taken in is the only way to lose excessive weight.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Thank
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise and continue with the medication.

In brief: Yes
Healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise and continue with the medication.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Thank
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
When a child with hypothyroidism acheives a stable balance with supplemental thyroid hormone they are essentially normal kids (with a supplement).
Periodic tests verify balance.Your physician can give you the calorie range needed for weight loss and with effort and cooperation from your child, a healthy diet and regualr physical activity can have identical results to the unaffected kid.Go for it!

In brief: Yes
When a child with hypothyroidism acheives a stable balance with supplemental thyroid hormone they are essentially normal kids (with a supplement).
Periodic tests verify balance.Your physician can give you the calorie range needed for weight loss and with effort and cooperation from your child, a healthy diet and regualr physical activity can have identical results to the unaffected kid.Go for it!
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors