Will getting treated for hypothyroidism help a person lose weight?

Q. Will treating hypothyroidism help me lose weight?

Answered by
Dr. Arti Yadav
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 18, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 08, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am 41 years old, with a weight of 196.21 Ibs and a height of 5 feet 5 inches. I have been suffering from hypothyroidism for the past 14 years and taking tablet Thyrox 75. I want to reduce my weight. I delivered my second baby one year back. My weight has been 165.34 to 176.37 Ibs for the past eight years. I am feeling lethargic, have pain in the lower part of the leg, and have lower back pain with heaviness. For the past ten years, my weight has been gradually increasing. I took a complete blood count (CBC), thyroid test, and HbA1c.



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Please continue your medications and start homeopathy treatment for weight loss. The main reason for weight gain is hypothyroidism and breast feeding. Control the portion size of food. Reduce fat intake and go for a walk. Once you start weaning process of your child, start using (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) fucus vesciculosus tincture 10 drops thrice daily before food. This will help to reduce weight due to thyroid dysfunction. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your blood sugar levels are under control. I suggest you to use Thyroidinum 200, ten drops daily at night. Follow up after a month. Pain may be due to calcium deficiency, so I suggest tablet Shelcal (Calcium and Vitamin D3) 500 mg, once daily till breast feeding. Follow a diet plan like one cup tea with one teaspoon sugar and no biscuits. Consume one bowl poha and one glass of milk. By 11:00 A.M. consume one bowl of fresh seasonal fruits. By 2:00 P.M. consume one flatbread, one palate salad, one bowl of lentils and pulses, one bowl green vegetable, one cup tea, and one cup cereals. By 7:00 P.M. consume one flatbread with one bowl soup, one bowl green vegetables, one bowl of lentils and pulses and drink one glass of milk by 9:00 P.M.

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