Treatment For Hypothyroidism?
Good evening, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I have been prescribed supplements etc by the doctor. My question is, how long should I take the medicine? and because one of the effects of this disease is weight gain, can my weight return to normal as I take the drug? thank you doctor.
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is unable to produce normal amounts of hormones. The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the neck and plays a role in various metabolic processes of the body such as heart rate, calorie burning rate and body temperature. Because this hormone is reduced, the metabolic process slows down, the body's energy decreases, and the body weight will increase. In short, in people with hyperthyroidism, it's the opposite, because hormones increase, metabolism increases, so the patient will find it difficult to gain weight.
This hypothyroid condition is at greater risk in those who:
Women > 60 years Pregnant or giving birth in the last 6 months Have a family history of thyroid disorders Have immune disease Regarding how long to take the drug, if your hypothyroidism is caused by a disorder of the brain gland or congenital abnormalities from birth and other disorders that cannot be changed , then you have to take the medicine continuously. However, if your disorder is caused by pregnancy or something that can be changed again, for example, then it depends on the improvement in symptoms and lab results. For this, our advice is to make sure to go back to your doctor because he is the one who knows more about your condition.
Then about whether you can lose weight, of course you can. Some drugs have started to show their effect after 1-2 weeks. Accompanied by drinking more water, consuming vegetables and fruit and getting regular rest, you can lose weight. By living a healthy lifestyle and following the doctor's advice, your condition will improve quickly. If you want to know more, you can click on the following link to our article on Hypothyroidism. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa