How Do Thyroid Issues Affect Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery?

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For many obese individuals, their excess weight is not merely a matter of poor diet and exercise. Instead, they have health conditions that cause their body to hold on to fat, making them larger than their habits would alone.

For those with hypothyroidism, weight loss is a seemingly impossible task. Thyroid hormones are responsible for the body’s metabolism and how quickly it uses calories from food. If you don’t have enough of these hormones, your metabolism will slow down and you’ll be burning fewer calories than someone who has a healthy amount.

Fortunately, there are ways to manage problems with the thyroid and weight loss. One of the best options is to get bariatric surgery in Mexico.

What Is the Thyroid?

The thyroid is a gland at the base of the neck, which is shaped like a butterfly. Its function is to regulate your metabolism by releasing hormones into the bloodstream. When it releases the correct amount, the body naturally tries to stay at a healthy weight. When it releases too much, people tend to become underweight. And for those whose thyroid releases too few hormones, it leads to being overweight or obese.

How to Lose Weight With a Thyroid Problem

In truth, there is no one route that is guaranteed to deliver results. However, one of the best in bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass in Tijuana has helped thousands of people with thyroid disorders get their weight down to where it is healthier, if not within the ideal range.

It is important to note that surgery alone is not a cure. Many people still struggle to lose significant weight after getting the gastric sleeve in Mexico because their thyroid disorder remains uncontrolled. If you want to enjoy significant changes in your body, you will need to combine surgery with thyroid treatment.

One of the most common issues that people with thyroid problems face is trying to lose weight. If you’re struggling on your own, it may be time for some help. Dr. Jalil has had plenty of experience helping patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to address thyroid-related weight gain. He can walk you through the various procedures and help you determine which is the best fit for you. Our plans are affordable and all-inclusive, so don’t hesitate to reach out if this sounds like an issue you’re facing too.

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