If you’re dealing with hypothyroidism – or have just been diagnosed – and you’re struggling against the weight gain that can accompany it, you might be curious about the potentialmedication. So – in this article, we’ll dive into issues.
What is Hypothyroidism?
This is a condition where yourdoesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is essential for regulating your , growth, development, and body temperature.
Hypothyroidism can be caused by various factors, such as, , medication, surgery, or radiation.
However, the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States (and other developed countries) is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder where your attacks your .
When you have, your , and you may experience symptoms such as:
- Weight gain
- Cold intolerance
- Dry skin and hair
- Irregular periods
- Muscle and joint pain
The standardis levothyroxine, a synthetic form of that you take daily. Levothyroxine replaces the missing thyroid hormone and restores your normal . However, levothyroxine may not be enough to reverse all the , especially .
So this remains a problem when you want to maintain a healthy target weight – and it’s why we recommend you consult a clinical nutritionist to help you solve the problem effectively.
When yourare low, you:
- Experience slower
- Burn fewer calories
- Have less energy and motivation to exercise
- Experience more hunger and craving for carbohydrates
That’s a vicious circle!is challenging with hypothyroidism, as you may need to eat fewer calories and exercise more than people with normal . You can also feel guilty, as if you were at fault. You’re not.
But as weight gain can have adverse effects on your physical and mental health, such as increasing your risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression, maybe you’ve read aboutand wondered if it’s safe for you with hypothyroidism.
At Nava Health, we offer NavaRX weight loss program and monitor your progress carefully. However, we believe in , so this program also includes to help with overall health around weight. It’s critical to make real lifestyle changes regardless of if you choose a or take another path.within our
Healthy Weight Loss Habits for
We encourage you to make healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle alongside. If your hypothyroidism diagnosis makes you feel overwhelmed, here are some tips to start you off:
- Reduce simple sugars and carbs to stabilize your blood sugar level and reduce calorie intake.
- Incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet, such as berries, nuts, and leafy greens, to improve your overall health.
- Eat small but frequent meals throughout the day to help you keep constant energy levels and prevent overeating.
- Maintain a food diary to keep you aware of your eating habits.
- Have an exercise routine to burn more calories and build muscle.
If you’ve already started making these changes, medical treatments like semaglutide may help you – not only with weight loss but by improved functioning.
is a medication that mimics the effect of GLP-1, a hormone produced in your gut after you eat, and it has several effects on your body, such as:
- Stimulating insulin secretion and lowering blood sugar levels
- Slowing down gastric emptying and reducing food intake
- Increasing energy expenditure and fat-burning
- Reducing appetite and hunger
- Enhancing satiety and fullness
was originally approved by the FDA as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, and in 2021, it was approved for chronic in adults. It’s been shown to be effective for weight loss in several clinical trials. The best results were achieved in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
So, how might it help you with hypothyroidism weight gain problems?
: Navigating Benefits and Risks
may be an attractive option if you have hypothyroidism and struggle to lose weight. It can help you lose weight by reducing calorie intake, increasing energy expenditure, and improving your . These all work in your favor against the challenges we mentioned up top that you have with hypothyroidism.
Losing some weight will also improve your, such as fatigue, depression, and joint pain.
Moreover, reduce inflammation, which can be a contributory factor in .may have some positive effects on , as it has been shown to
But semaglutide is not a magic pill, and it’s not without risks – as with any medication. Possible side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Injection site reactions
These side effects are usually mild and tend to decrease over time, but they can be bothersome and affect your quality of life. Having a program, similar to NavaRX, is critical to mitigating symptoms. Nava integrative experts can help you avoid the foods and lifestyle choices that trigger adverse reactions.
Can You TakeSafely and Effectively?
If you have hypothyroidism and want to try semaglutide for weight loss, you should consult with your doctor first. Your doctor can help you determine if semaglutide is suitable for you, based on your medical history, current medications, and weight loss goals.
There might, for example, be interactions between semaglutide and hypothyroidism medication, such as levothyroxine: Semaglutide can delay the absorption of levothyroxine, which can affect yourand your hypothyroidism control. When you have hypothyroidism, we carefully monitor your for any unwanted side effects.
You should report any side effects in between visits, any weight change, or concerns you may have while taking semaglutide. Your integrative medical team can adjust your medication dose and decide the best route for you to reach your target weight.
: A Path to Health and Wellness at Nava Center
Managing treatment of bothcan have its challenges, yet it also holds the potential for significant rewards for you in terms of helping you reach a sustainable weight for you.
At Nava Health, our expert integrative medical team is committed to guiding and supporting you through this journey. Our ground-breaking NavaRX medical weight loss program is a personalized, integrated, and balanced approach to ensure the best outcomes. Combining management can become an effective strategy for enhancing your overall . Call us today and let’s discuss how it can help you!
A Medical Director, and one of the first physicians to join the Nava Health & Vitality Center, Dr. Douglas Lord has made significant contributions to our Center and its founding principles. Dr. Lord has helped develop and implement the Nava Method™—Nava’s proprietary approach to total body wellness. He has also been instrumental in liaising with other expert practitioners to successfully implement Nava’s range of therapies, treatments, and products.