Thyroid Disease Weight Loss Overview

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Thyroid Medications and Weight Loss

Hypothyroid and can't lose weight? You might need to adjust your medications. Here's what to know about timing, dosage, and more. It can be challenging to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism, and your thyroid medications may have...

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Is the hCG Diet Effective—and Safe?

The hCG diet uses the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin to aid in weight loss. The FDA recommends against it—and there's good reason why. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that's normally produced by women during pregnancy....

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The Grapefruit Diet and Thyroid Disease

The grapefruit diet is a popular weight loss approach that may accelerate weight loss in obese people. So why it is problematic with thyroid disease? Weight gain is a common concern among people with hypothyroidism, and the grapefruit diet—a...

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Leptin, rT3, and Weight Gain With Hypothyroidism

Hormonal factors, particularly reverse T3 and leptin levels, make it harder to lose weight with thyroid conditions. You may have difficulty losing weight if you have an underactive thyroid. Leptin and reverse T3 (rT3), two hormones believed to...

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