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Is it impossible to loose weight after THYROID ABLATION?

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why is it impossible to loose weight after thyroid ablation? Taking synthroid and levels have been optimal to high for a year. Gain 15 lbs after ablation. Taking 175 syntroid and doing Nurtisystem for 5 months. Can not lose any weight? What is the reason?

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Weight gain is not related to thyroid ablation unless there is hypothyroidism. If TSH is normal, only diet exercise with weight loss medication will help.
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Patient replied :

I'm 15 lbs of overweight Diet and exercise is not making a difference and I don't understand why. My diet is nutrisystem. Walk 7 mile a days plus light weight training at the gym. Uncomfortable and feel like I'm starving/excersicing myself to death with no results. Feeling depressed over it. Are weight loss meds a good option? What meds might be helpful?

If diet and exercise alone don't help, then drug therapy is an option. Details regarding your height and weight and waist circumference is required to assess if you are really obese or overweight.

Dr. J Muthukrishnan
Category: Diabetologist
1. 10th Asia-Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society  Fellows meeting, Seoul, Korea, Oct 2008
2. Eighth ICMR Course on Genetics and Genetic Counseling – Jul 2008 – SGPGI, Lucknow
3. Annual Certificate Course on Endocrinological Laboratory Techniques at National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR) Hyderabad,India, ( Aug-Sep 2006) 
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diplomate of National Board, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2008, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad
Senior Residency: Diplomate of National Board (General Medicine), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002
Residency: MD, General Medicine, 1997-2000, Armed Forces Medical College, 2nd position in University
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