Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid glands are underactive and produce less thyroid hormone. The signs and symptoms include weight gain, cold intolerance, tiredness, constipation, and hair loss. It requires thyroid hormone replacement therapy for life.

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I am a 26-year-old female and have had hypothyroidism for ten years. Kindly advise me on a workout and dietary plan to maintain my BMI.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I currently weigh 63 kg, and my height is 154 cm. I have been a hypothyroid patient for ten years. Please advise me how much weight I should maintain within my BMI. And also suggest to me some working methods both physical activity and diet to reduce my weigh...  Read Full »


Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest two weekly days of routine strength training, two days of yoga and stretching, one day of dancing or aerobics, and one day of weight training as per your capacity under some guidance. Further, you can rest one day and continue the same. Regarding diet, I need...  Read Full »

Please suggest diet and exercise to reduce overweight due to genetic hypothyroidism.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (genetic) when I was 12. Over the past five years, I have become around 50 pounds overweight and all of my attempts to lose have seemed to fail so I have given up, but my weight has stayed the same. There is so much informat...  Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have really done well with the hypothyroidism problem. Your levels are normal with less medications which are very good. As it is genetically induced, it is very difficult to lose weight. My advice to you is, you should focus on maintaining normal levels of TSH (th...  Read Full »

Why am I not losing weight in spite of regular exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, My usual weight is 58 kg. But, in spite of regular rigorous exercise in the past two months I am not able to lose even half a pound. It has lowered my stamina and I feel lethargic. Please let me know why is it so? I am Currently on Thyronorm 100 mcg for hypothyroidism and homeopathic medi...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ideal weight will be counted on the basis of BMI - body mass index from your weight and height. You just have to continue your thyroid drugs and continue exercising. To reduce the weight you need to increase your energy expenditure and reduce intake. Ta...  Read Full »

Please suggest a meal plan for my mother based on her recent reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My 59 year old mother is under treatment for hypothyroidism, hypertension, and osteoarthritis of knee joints along with a mild iron deficiency anemia. With the help of medications, TSH (3.15), BP (120/72) and FBS (89) are currently stable, although she used to get symptoms like reeling...  Read Full »


Durga Kumari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All her numbers are alright, except few which are in the borderline. But, no need to worry about it. Her diet should be perfectly balanced according to the climate. Also, exercise and yoga play a signi...  Read Full »

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