The use of Synthroid, a thyroid medication has been controversial for its weight loss properties. People have always been skeptical about the ability of synthetic medication to facilitate weight loss. But, this synthetic medication made by Novartis to treat obesity is effective in two ways – it decreases the appetite and it also regulates the metabolism so that the body does not retain any excess amount of water, fat or otherwise. It is because of these two factors that this medication has been gaining ground as one of the many weight loss solutions today. However, one thing you should be aware of before taking Synthroid is whether it can make you lose weight without you having to put in effort. This article looks at whether the use of Synthroid can make you lose weight without you exerting any effort.
As it turns out, the use of Synthroid as a means of losing weight is not a myth after all – it really works as it claims. What happens is that your body does not store excess water, fat or otherwise, when you take the medications – instead, your body starts to utilize the nutrients it has in order to make some necessary adjustments. There are some significant changes that you will experience after taking the said medications, but if you are willing to make some sacrifices, you will eventually achieve your weight loss goals.
If you do intend to take Synthroid as a means of losing weight gain, you must also understand that not all types of foods will be properly digested when taking this type of medication. As a matter of fact, there have been studies which reveal that the processing of carbohydrates and sugar within our bodies will not be fully completed when we take these kinds of medications. Thus, you will have to watch out for the type of foods you eat and how much of them you need to cut from your diet to compensate for the effects of using Synthroid.
The medication does work by altering the functions of certain hormones inside our bodies. The main hormone it alters is estrogen, which leads to the following effects: first, it leads to an increase in the production of estrogen; second, it causes our cells to convert into more estrogen; and third, it causes our metabolism to slow down. All these processes help us to increase our bodies’ energy levels and, as a result, we feel tired and inactive for a while. By the time we use Synthroid, we do not feel any changes in our energy levels and we do not suffer from fatigue.
As mentioned, the second effect of this medication is that it leads to an increase in the production of our thyroid hormones. When our thyroid hormones increase, we will tend to experience weight gain due to the fact that our metabolism slows down. However, our hair and skin will also grow faster, we will sweat more and we will become more active. In addition, we will feel more energetic as well as being able to control our emotions more easily. These are all positive effects of using Synthroid and a slower metabolism does not necessarily mean weight loss.
Weight loss is one reason people turn to Synthroid. The other major reason is that many who use this type of medication tend to lose weight very rapidly. However, the amount of weight you can lose with Synthroid is relatively small – less than 10 pounds in most cases – and when you lose that much, you usually have a hard time keeping it off because you need to take Synthroid again to be able to maintain your new weight.
Another reason why people choose to use synthesized versions of estrogen and progesterone analogs is because they have a lower risk of osteoporosis. However, the use of Levothyroxine and other medications, including Synthroid, lead to the increase of the hormone called T4 in men and women. T4 is required to form the hormone thyroxine and, therefore, many who take Levothyroxine or Synthroid experience an increase in hormone levels.
When a man or woman who takes Levothyroxine or another synthetic form of estrogen or progesterone for treatment of menopause or menopause, takes the hormone analogue Synthroid, they may find that the adverse health effects caused by the medications stop working. In addition, after taking Synthroid for a time, the body adjusts to the chemical and the symptoms associated with menopause may reappear. Also, many people report an increase in bowel problems when they begin taking Synthroid. If you are interested in trying this type of medication to treat menopause or perimenopause, be sure to discuss any medications you are currently taking (including diet pills) with your doctor and see if there may be alternatives that might work better. You may wish to try Levothyroxine, a synthetic form of the hormone thyroxine.