In the endocrinology clinic, you can often see many women in their 20s and 30s, most of whom are hyperthyroidism patients. Often after a period of treatment, their condition can improve, but their weight will also rise rapidly.
For women who are very concerned about their body shape, this is a fatal blow.
What should I do about this situation? Can’t patients with hyperthyroidism have both health and body shape? Today we will talk about this topic.
Why do you gain weight during hyperthyroidism treatment?
1. Manifestations of disease recovery
Eat too much, but weight loss is due to the body has hyperthyroidism, which is an abnormal phenomenon. After treatment, hyperthyroidism gradually recovers. Of course, the abnormal weight loss will grow back again.
2. Bad Living Habits
Due to the cause of the disease, hyperthyroidism patients will not be fat. However, if the disease is under control and the metabolism returns to a normal state, the habit of eating and drinking during hyperthyroidism can still continue, and there is not enough exercise, and the weight will certainly continue to increase.
3. Overtreatment of hyperthyroidism
If there is no regular reexamination or overdose of antithyroid drugs during treatment, hypothyroidism may occur due to overtreatment. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, but the weight gain at this time is mainly caused by edema, that is, the increase of water content.
4. Side effects of glucocorticoids
Antithyroid drugs commonly used in hyperthyroidism treatment are methimazole or propylthiouracil, which are not hormones. However, in some special circumstances, such as hyperthyroid crisis or hyperthyroid exophthalmos, glucocorticoids may be used. In addition to therapeutic effects, glucocorticoids inevitably have some side effects, such as weight gain.
What if you gain weight?
Correct Understanding of Weight
Weakness under disease is an abnormal state. Weight gain during treatment should be precisely weight [return to normal], not [increase]. This is an effective manifestation of treatment and also an embodiment of hyperthyroidism under control. There is no need to make a fuss, and beauty cannot be excessively pursued.
Change bad living habits
When hyperthyroidism improves and returns to normal weight, if you continue to gain weight, you should pay close attention to diet and strengthen exercise.
Pay attention to diet and avoid sugary drinks, sweet cakes and snacks.
If hyperthyroidism is under control and there is no hyperthyroidism heart disease, people can gradually start to exercise step by step, gradually develop the habit of exercise, and adhere to regular exercise.
Standardized treatment and regular review
In order to avoid weight gain caused by hypothyroidism caused by over-treatment, thyroid function needs to be regularly reviewed and relevant drugs should be used under the guidance of doctors.
Correct Treatment of Side Effects of Glucocorticoid
For ordinary hyperthyroidism patients do not need to use glucocorticoid, so don’t worry. However, if you need to use it because of your illness, you should fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of this drug, and you should use it. After all, treatment is more important than image. After stopping hormone in the future, you will recover your weight through healthy diet and exercise.
Therefore, hyperthyroidism patients should correctly view weight, put health first, and not affect treatment because they care too much about body shape.
After all, slim body shape can only last long if it is based on health.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Jingyuan