Our expert says:
Your thyroid produces two hormones, thyroxine (T4, or Levothyroxine) and triiodothyronine (T3, or Liothyronine). The Tertroxin that you have been prescribed contains liothyronine (T3), whereas Eltroxin contains Levothyroxine (T4). T4 and T3 are used to replace natural production of thyroid hormones if loss is due to disease or in your case, an operation. Another tablet called,Diotroxin contains both T3 and T4.
Tertroxin is changed in the bloodstream to thyroxine, and very quickly (faster that eltroxin) replenishes the body's low levels of this hormone. Tertroxin does not improve the normal working of the thyroid but supplements what the thyroid does not produce.
Amongst others, weight gain may be a result of hypothyroidism, a disease in which the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce enough thyroxine, a hormone which is important for controlling your metabolism. Should tertroxin be able resolve the hypothyroidism, and should the weight gain that you are experiencing be due to the slow metabolism caused by hypothyroidism, the chance do exist that it may help you lose weight.
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