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Suggest treatment for weight loss caused due to thyroid problem

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Posted on Fri, 1 Aug 2014
Question: I have a thyroid problem. My weigh has increased to 96.I want to reduce the weight.Can you prescribe any medicine for it apart from physical exercise and diet control?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Increase dose of thyrox

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for giving me an opportunity to answer your query.

According to your thyroid report, TSH levels are high which means the gland is over-active and still there is deficit of thyroid hormone.Because of this relative deficit you are experiencing lethargy & gained weight.

Hence I would uptitrate the dose of thyrox from 50 to 75mcg to counter these ill-effects and prevent further weight gain.Suggest a follow-up thyroid profile at the end of 3 months.

Hope this answers your query.

Further you may ask me any queries you may wish.
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Brief Answer: Increase dose of thyrox Detailed Answer: Hi dear.Thanks for giving me an opportunity to answer your query. According to your thyroid report, TSH levels are high which means the gland is over-active and still there is deficit of thyroid hormone.Because of this relative deficit you are experiencing lethargy & gained weight. Hence I would uptitrate the dose of thyrox from 50 to 75mcg to counter these ill-effects and prevent further weight gain.Suggest a follow-up thyroid profile at the end of 3 months. Hope this answers your query. Further you may ask me any queries you may wish.