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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to fix low thyroid (t3 free) without gaining weight? mine has been low for over a year because of underfueling while i exercise a lot as a college runner. dont want to gain weight, as i already gained 10 lbs but i want thyroid fixed?

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hypothyroid: If your thyroid level is low free t3 or T4, then you should be on medications that can actually help with losing weight instead of gaining. Untreated low thyroid can cause weight gain.
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