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what are the essential precautions to be taken for throid patient in which lady becomes fat plzzz

By Anonymous February 23, 2012 - 12:14am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Standard treatment for hypothyroidism involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid, others).  Treatment with levothyroxine is usually lifelong, but because the dosage you need may change, your doctor is likely to check your TSH level every year. Excessive amounts of the hormone can cause side effects, such as:

  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shakiness

I've included a link on Hypothyroidism which might be helpful.




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