A 56-year-old male asked:
when will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease.
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
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