The Hypothyroid Weight Loss Struggle

By Dr. Kevin Dobrzynski
Here are vital recommendations for people struggling with hypothyroid weight loss issues that have refused to go away. The results are tremendous.

As you know, one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism is weight gain, and, if your thyroid is running at half speed, how can you lose weight?

Well, aside from the obvious recommendations of diet and exercise, which will be covered in another article, you need to get the right treatment. This is not an easy task.

The experience and expertise of your doctor determines whether you get a solution or not. The dilemma becomes how to identify the right doctor. The solution lies in the answers given for the following questions.

How many tests will you carry out on me before recommending medication?

New treatment should commence after monthly tests are satisfactory.

What choices do I have regarding treatment if I am diagnosed with hypothyroidism?

There are multiple treatment options that are determined by drugs.

What are the different manifestations of thyroid complications?

There are two varieties, primary hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s.

Is antibody testing part of thyroid treatment?

This will determine if you have Hashimoto’s.

Is testing for immunity necessary?

Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism requires immune support which necessitates such tests.

What is the effect of eating habits on improvement or deterioration of the condition?

Diet plays a very big part in hypothyroid weight loss.

Once you think you have the best doctor, the experiment begins. It’s an experiment because your biochemistry is different from others. Therefore, your body can react differently to the same medication and dosage compared to someone else.

Previously, doctors relied on response given by patients to determine if a certain treatment package was working. Testing environment has changed with the availability of sophisticated technology. Technology does not provide conclusive evidence compared to a personal testimony. This calls for full awareness of the effect the procedure is having on your body.

Hypothyroid weight loss changes will occur subtly along with your other symptoms, assuming you have the right treatment. So, you need to pay close attention to how you feel day in and day out. Do not get obsessed with watching the scale!

List all symptoms that were bothering you before treatment and make note of them and grade them. Then, during treatment, grade your symptoms and determine if you’re getting better.

It is unrealistic to expect drastic changes in the body within the first week of treatment. They begin to be felt after several weeks. The doctor must be notified if no changes are witnessed. A doctor who listens to your testimony is the best. If he does not, it is advisable to change.

Your weight and hypothyroidism go hand in hand and if you focus on your weight, it will drive you nuts. You will only get more frustrated if dieting and exercise hasn’t moved the number on the scale.

Proper treatment will offer a solution to hypothyroid weight loss struggle. Improvement will be felt on other symptoms first. This will be a determinant of effectiveness of current treatment.

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