Patients with Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss

Patients who suffer from hypothyroidism struggle to lose weight. Their condition makes losing weight a painfully slow process.

Hypothyroidism is a condition caused when the thyroid gland is unable to produce the thyroid hormone. In some patients this results in weight gain and water retention because the thyroid hormone regulates metabolic activity. When patients try to lose weight, they succeed in losing weight gained before the problem. Weight gained after the problem is difficult to lose. Experts believe that patients benefit with a change of diet and lifestyle. If patients receive the proper amount of thyroid hormone, they are able to lose the post condition weight automatically. Post treatment weight loss will only be about 10% of the overall weight. Patients will be required to take regular blood tests to check the hormone levels in addition to their exercise and diet plans to lose weight after hypothyroidism is treated.


 
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