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On thyroid medicines, have constant weight gain. Tips for weight reduction and dietary precautions?

Hi Doctor , I m a Female. Age: 24 years 9 months. I m under thyroid medication for the past 10 years electrocin 100mg. For the past 1 year i m continuously putting on weight and its unshaped my body. Planning to get married in 1 year. Can i go ahead with marriage at this situation or should i go with some pre marital check ups ? Please tell me know how to reduce body weight and what are all the foods that mainly I(Thyroid Patient) should avoid. Please help me with your valuable output which are appropriate to me.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
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You are having hypothyroidism for last 10 years it is good you take medicines regularly it is very important,but when you checked for thyroid function as dose may be low and needs adjustment according to TSH level,if not done get Free T3,Free T4 and TSH level.
It is not true thyroid patients put on weight please take up some form aerobic exercise regularly may be jogging ,cycling,swiming.
Just avoid fatty foods and high calories in the form of Pizza,tea,cofee,chocolate etc if find difficult take help of dietition.
In young individuals it is exercise is more effective.
Also Family history of obesity.
You can also join Gym.
It is will power have determination and set small goals may be 1kg/month
One can always do a medical check up to see every thing is fine go for it.
Take Care
Good Luck to You
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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my name is pradip & i am ayurveda consultant. Can you pls tell me your T3, T4, TSH reports of last one or two years? and is your menstruation cycle is regular?
In this type of case Ayurvedic Panchkarma Treatment can definitely help, Treatments like Vaman Karma & Virechan Karma; and as per ayurveda barley is very good for you.

Pls Give details of your report for further advice.

Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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