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Diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Rapid weight gain. On thyronorm, iron vitamins. Help?

My 6.5 year old daughter has been dignosed with hypothyrodism .She was active child with normal body weight around 6 month ago. we notice rapid gain around 3 months back .as per her reports T3-.51,FT4-60.00 .should welook for other cause of apart fromhypothyroid.Doctor has started 100 mcg Thyronorm as on today and multivitamins and iron tablets.
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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The longer it takes you to get diagnosed with hypothyroidism, the more weight you may end up gaining. While you're becoming hypothyroid, even before your TSH is elevated enough to warrant treatment, your metabolism can slow down. This means fewer calories burned each day, and even those few calories start to add up over time. Since hypothyroidism can also make you tired and achy, you're also less likely to exercise as much or as effectively, which can further reduce metabolism.

Remember, the lack of iodine is the main culprit in hypothyroidism. So you may want to get iodine-rich sea salt vs. regular salt, or mix some seaweed powder in your regular table salt, as seaweed provides the highest amount of iodine. Further use Omega-3 Fatty Acid.

Also, consider taking zinc and selenium supplements, as these trace minerals improve thyroid function – among other health benefits.

Additionally Aloe Vera Juice at empty stomach and combination of Ginseng & Golden Chia can help you to improve T3 and T4 Level.

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