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What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

Many causes,low met.: There are many causes of thyroid imbalances but our growing exposure to toxins including Fluoride (yes, fluoridated water causes it), bromine ; mercury is likely the most common cause. See http://bit.Ly/1doksyi ; http://bit.Ly/1ddkbiq for details. Thyroid hormone controls our metabolic rate like the rate an engine idles. The resultant slow metabolism in hypothyroidism causes weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

Not usually: It should not cause weight gain unless it affect your thyroid function. The only way to know is the get a blood test for thyroid function. Often, a cyst or nodule will have no effect on how the thyroid is functioning thus should not play a role in your weight. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

No.: Thyroid cancer does not cause weight gain. Sometimes the thyroid is not working and someone has thyroid cancer at the same time but they are separate issues. ...Read more

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How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

Not thyroid: It does not affect thyroid levels. All these centrally acting drugs have complicated effects on appetite, mood and behavior. ...Read more

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Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

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 can get out of whack. Bone density can go down. You can have emotional reactions. There was a time when thyroid med was given to lose weight. Not any more. Get your level checked! ...Read more

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I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?

I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?

It depends : Different ssris have different chemical structures can affect not only the serotonin reuptake but other hormonal patterns including the thyroid function norepinephrine uptake Dopamine uptake or other hormones in the body. Hence different ssris effect weight differently. Zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) are usually weight neutral and Paxil and prozac's cause some weight gain. ...Read more

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Pharmacy switched to generic version of metoprolol. Since switching I've gained 15 pounds. Can a generic brand cause weight gain? No problems on brand

Pharmacy switched to generic version of metoprolol. Since switching I've gained 15 pounds. Can a generic brand cause weight gain? No problems on brand

It's possible, but..: It's possible, but I think it's very unlikely. The only way to know for sure would be to switch back and see if you lose the weight you gained. I notice you have Grave's disease, which affects your thyroid. It's more likely you need a higher dose of Synthroid (thyroxine). Or the new metoprolol could be making your Synthroid (thyroxine) less effective. Ask your doctor to check your TSH. That will help answer the question. ...Read more

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I have the problem with depression years. Which medications will help me not cause weight gain and not mike me tired ?

I have the problem with depression years.  Which medications will help me not cause weight gain and not  mike me tired ?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Don't rely on medication only ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more