Our expert says:
I am not in favour of using a hormone replacement therapy like Eltroxin if your thyroid hormone test results were normal. The thyroid is like the conductor of the orchestra of the body and one should not mess with it if possible. Instead of stimulating your metabolism with a hormone, I would suggest that you rather join a good gym and start doing as much aerobic or cardio exercise as possible. Discuss such a programme with the trainers so that they help you to start gradually and then increase how much exercise you do as you lose weight and get fitter. The Duromine which is an appetite suppressant will help you to eat less, which should also promote weightloss. Use a balanced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), or consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), for an individual slimming diet prescription. If you are still in doubt about the thyroid hormone, then get a second medical opinion just to make sure before you take hormones.
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