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Subclinical hypothyroidism and weight loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   can i ask you a question about weight loss
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Yes
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Please go ahead
User :   my height is 5'11" my weight was 109 kgs before one month. I went and consulted an nutritionist for weight and i lost 7 kgs
User :   but after the initial loss it seems iam stuck on 102 kgs for some time
User :   what could be the reason
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The initial days of wt loss is relatively easy
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and once that is acheived a person enters a phase called plateau phase
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where he is stuck there for couple of months
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This means that he has to work out more
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on the exercise front
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and do not lose hope on it
User :   my doctor suggests that i may have subclinical hypothyroidism can it be true
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It can be
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Did you get the tests done?
User :   yes the results were normal before three months
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When did the doctor say about that
User :   two days before
User :   i have this light headed feeling since i have been trying to lose wt
Doctor :   Do not worry

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You keep continuing the wt loss program
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Keep hydrating yourself very well
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with pinch of salt and one spoon of sugar
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The benefits of weight loss are far good than the work that you do now
User :   is it okay if the nutritionist gives me some thyroid medicines as she suggests
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It is not good idea to take the thyroid supplements
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by a nutritionist
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You better see a General Physician
User :   she's a qualified doctor of medicine
Doctor :   Ok, then you may take
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But keep a regular follow up with her
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and report her if you have some problem after the medicine
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keep rechecking the thyroid status with TSH
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once after one month after medicine
User :   what shall be my wt loss aim in next two months (realistic)
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Medically speaking you should not lose more than 1 kg per week
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so the next 2 months not more than 8 to 10 kg
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since you are following with the Doctor you can achieve till 12 kg loss in next 2 months
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which is considered the best wt loss program
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given the circumstances
User :   what else needs to be done on lightheadedness front
Doctor :   When you have this, just stop exercising and rest for a while

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or take the break for that session
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Take good amount of fluids
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with salt and sugar
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Do not take cold water
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Take normal or tepid water
Doctor :   The body is saying you something, listen to it

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When you feel lightheaded, it says that you rest for a while or else I make you fall
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Is it not?
User :   yep got it thanks a lot
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Thanks for consulting me
User :   yeah sure thanks
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