Weight Loss for Hypothyroidism

It’s important to recognise that weight gain can stem from various factors, including hormonal imbalances. One common endocrine issue linked to weight gain is hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. The primary cause of hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is an autoimmune condition, though other factors can contribute as well.

Why do people with an underactive thyroid struggle to lose weight? 

The reasons are multifaceted and include:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Slow metabolism
  • Low mood
  • Altered bowel habits and inappropriate thyroxine dosage.

For many individuals, despite efforts to shed pounds through dieting, weight loss is an ongoing challenge. As weight increases, the demand for thyroxine often rises. Effectively managing hypothyroidism while aiming to lose weight requires a comprehensive approach.

I am on thyroxine and still cannot lose weight?

If you’re taking thyroxine and still unable to lose weight, it’s crucial to investigate further. An endocrinologist can help pinpoint any underlying endocrine issues, such as autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, pernicious anaemia, or Addison’s disease. These conditions can exacerbate fatigue, disrupt hunger patterns, and interfere with sleep, contributing to weight gain.

What help can I get in your clinic?

In our clinic, our endocrinologists conduct thorough consultations to assess your individual situation. We explore potential associated endocrine problems and identify the precise cause of hypothyroidism. Genetic thyroid profiles may be requested to gain deeper insights.

Additionally, we examine thyroxine absorption, potential drug interactions, and other factors that may affect thyroid function. Our holistic, multidisciplinary weight management program addresses these complexities.

If you’re grappling with weight gain due to hypothyroidism, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. Following the consultation, we offer an intensive 3-month weight management plan incorporating Simportion, Simaktiv, and Simpeace while monitoring thyroid function. We also provide optional long-term weight loss and maintenance plans.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like more information about our specialised weight management program for hypothyroidism. We’re here to support you on your journey toward improved health and well-being.

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The London Obesity Clinic/The Yorkshire Obesity Clinic specialises in Weight Loss, Complex Diabetes and Endocrine disorders across the UK with clinics at Harley Street in London, Spire Claremont in Sheffield and Nuffield in Leeds. We offer face to face and virtual consultations with our specialist clinical lead, Dr Rajeswaran, who has 25+ years experience in the field. We also offer screenings for prescription weight loss/weight management medications such as Wegovy injections (semaglutide) which are also suitable for children & Mounjaro injections (tirzepatide), bespoke weight management plans and a unique online weight loss plan for wellness and weight management. We support people with Obesity related medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, and Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOS, Hirsutism, Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Pituitary problems and Sexual Dysfunction. Get in touch to transform your life!

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