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How much can an under-active thyroid affect weight?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Underactive: Thyroid can cause weight gain by decreasing the rate at which you burn off calories. Returning your thyroid level to normal with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement will return your metabolic rate to normal.

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Would an under active thyroid affect me trying to gain weight?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Adds: Hypothyroid tends to gain weight. Consult your Dr with health concern.

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