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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   Hello im 13,5'2,190 pounds. I recently got my thyroid checked and it was a 26. there about to put me on synthroid. i was wondering if synthroid will help me lose weight. Make me look slimmer? will it? please give me good in detail and terms i can understand please. O and how long does it take to stabilize my thyroid with this medication?                                             
User :   Can you Help me?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello.
User :   So can you help me with this Problem?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   13. but my mom is right beside me
User :   would you like to speak to her instead?
User :   hurry i only got 2:48 minutes left
Doctor :   The values that you mentioned is which Thyroid hormone?
User :   yes. 26 is the thyroid level i got
Doctor :   Is it the value of TSH/T3 or T4 levels?
User :   tsh
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism is one of the causes for weight gain.
User :   Yes. I have been excersing for the last 6 months and i didnt lose anything.
User :   Im just needing to know if synthroid will help me lose weight!
Doctor :   The medications along with dietary modifications and physical exercises are required to effectively lose weight.
User :   Yes. so if i got to much thyroid hormone will i lose weight?
User :   and if i got a little thyroid hormone will i still lose weight.
User :   are you there?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes.
User :   can we proceed with your answer now.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have said.
Doctor :   Do you have any further queries?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes i do understand. But for sure on synthroid will make me lose weight with a diet, and excersing effectively. But if i got to much thyroid hormone or less thyhroid hormone will i still lose weight
User :   do i got to much thyroid hormone? or Less thyroid hormone?
Doctor :   You have hypothyroidism.
Doctor :   It refers to low thyroid state.
User :   Yes i do. Do i got alot of thyroid hormone? or less thyroid hormone?
Doctor :   It means low thyroid hormones.

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