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How to reduce weight inspite of having hypothyroidism?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: I am a female of age 25 yrs. and am having hypothyroid. I am overweight and now trying to lose weight. I m under medication and TSH level is in control. Is it possible for me to lose weight?
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
yes definitely if you try.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXX, hi! welcome to HCM. even if you are hypothyroid, and maintaining a normal thyroid balance, then you can achieve weight loss by proper diet plan and execise schedule. there are certain medicines as well that can help you lose weight. but before starting a weight lose program you need certain investigations and a health check up . regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Minal Mohit (4 minutes later)
What investigations need to be done? And can you name some medicines for weight loss? R they safe to take?
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
medicines are safe as temporary arrangements.

Detailed Answer:
dear XXXXXX, hi!
lab work up : CBC, RFT, LFT, Lipid profile, Hba1c, Urine routine, Serum Cortisol, TSH, FT4,
physical check up: height, weight, BMI, BP, Swelling over feet, Red - purple stretch marks over abdomen.
medicines : metformin, orlistat
safety : yes safe for short term, but all have their set of side effects.
regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How to reduce weight inspite of having hypothyroidism?

Brief Answer: yes definitely if you try. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXX, hi! welcome to HCM. even if you are hypothyroid, and maintaining a normal thyroid balance, then you can achieve weight loss by proper diet plan and execise schedule. there are certain medicines as well that can help you lose weight. but before starting a weight lose program you need certain investigations and a health check up . regards!