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IS weight gain inévitable with untreated hypothyroidism or can I prevent it with diet?

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Dr. Scott Wilson
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Well...

The first question would be .
.. Why not get treatment for the hypothyroidism? There are many important reasons why this is critical so please discuss treatment options with your physician. Having said that, if you exercise regularly, eat very healthy and your hypothyroidism is mild, you can avoid significant weight gain. Do not do high intensity exercise as this will raise your cortisol levels.

In brief: Well...

The first question would be .
.. Why not get treatment for the hypothyroidism? There are many important reasons why this is critical so please discuss treatment options with your physician. Having said that, if you exercise regularly, eat very healthy and your hypothyroidism is mild, you can avoid significant weight gain. Do not do high intensity exercise as this will raise your cortisol levels.
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