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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Djang
23 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Could be Graves': I know the textbooks generally say that graves' is associated with weight loss, but I have had many graves' patients tell me that they had actually ga ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Not sure of question: Graves disease is a specific entity. Weight gain can be a sign of inappropriate thyroid or possible multiple endocrine problems like diabetes or pitui ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Start with med eval.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Variability: No case of anything is textbook. I've actually seen a couple of graves' folks recently and they hadn't lost weight. Graves' or something else may have ... Read More
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Dr. David Djang
23 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not unusual.: The textbooks usually say that graves' causes weight loss. However, I have had many, many people with graves' guarantee me that they gained weight unc ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Graves and weight: Graves disease increases the metabolism, but also increases the appetite. Try to control your food intake, with non-caloric fluids, less dense foods. ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Although it would be very unusual for a patient with graves disease to gain weight.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to your doctor: First, i would want to know that your thyroid levels have gone back to normal after the treatment you have received for grave's disease. Your doctor c ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Thyroid testing ?: Weight gain may be a sign of poorly controlled thyroid functions, get your thyroid functions tested again and make sure you doc knows about it before ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Whats your TSH?: Sometimes patients with graves disease become hypothyroid, and as a result need to have supplemental thyroid hormone or else they have difficulty losi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better chance: The presence of an overactive thyroid often leads to weight loss. Thus having a normal thyroid function through replacement gives you a better chance ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Most people: With graves' disease, unless it is over treated and becomes hypothyroidism, will gain weight -- but some find their appetite stimulated to the point w ... Read More

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