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why does hypothyroidism cause weight gain

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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No: Thyroid medication does not cause weight gain.
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
52 years experience Family Medicine
Usually not: The standard answer would be no, but everything to do with thyroid can be reversed. There are other reasons not to over-replace thyroid. Heart rhythm ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroidism: You are correct in surmising that hypothyroidism can cause more signs and symptoms than simple weight gain. Physical changes, mental alertness, tissue ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If your thyroid has been underactive weight gain can occur. Correcting the hypothyroidism by prescribing the proper dose of eltroxin can help you lose ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes and no: Weight gain causes high BP but hypothyroidism may not cause high bp.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Both results in the: Abnromal range but not by too much. In any case the levels are indicative of thyroid deficiency and could lead to your symptoms. Please see your docto ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ventral Hernia?: A ventral hernia should not cause weight gain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weigh ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
ECP: What do you mean by ECP? Emergency Contraception Pill? External Counterpulsation? Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy? Etc.? Just not sure what you mea ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
It can: It has this as a side-effect on its package insert. If this is a big problem you need to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it for you? If he ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Threptin: Threptin micromix powder does not list weight gain as a side effect. Eating threptin biscuits could contribute to weight gain.

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