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i have over active thyroid and i'm experiencing dramatic weight loss, i went from 9 stone to 6 1/2 in 2 months without dieting, should i be worried?

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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Untreated hyperthyroidism is toxic, dangerous, and harmful to your body. See your doctor immediately and get it properly treated w/either radio iodine or anti-thyroid pills.
Answered on Jan 3, 2015
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Dr. Sudhir Bansal
75 years experience Endocrinology
Weight loss illness: Though weight loss in overweight people can be considered useful a lot of the weight lost in untreated hyperthyroid is due to protein breakdown and results in decreased protein mass such as bone and muscle mass loss and not beneficial correction of thyroid should prevent further loss and correct some lost.
Answered on Jul 15, 2013

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