Our expert says:
If you do have an underactive thyroid then supplementing with thyroid hormone replacement therapy will be beneficial and assist with weightloss if combined with an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for 30 or more minutes a day. I have checked my copy of MIMS and no mention is made of Diotroxin suppressing pituitary function if used at prescribed doses. Diotroxin should not be used in patients with congenital hypopituitarism (which occurs in infants and children who are born with this defect), or acquired hypopituitarism (can occur in adults if their pituitary gland has been damaged). I would recommend that you have your thyroid function tested regularly to see if you still require therapy and ask your dr if you suffer from panhypopituitarism, which is highly unlikely.
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