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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????

Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more

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What is the optimal serum ferritin level for hair health? Can heavy periods and/or a vegetarian diet w/inadequate iron intake cause low ferritin level

What is the optimal serum ferritin level for hair health? Can heavy periods and/or a vegetarian diet w/inadequate iron intake cause low ferritin level

See below: Ferritin levels are not associated with hair health. Heavy periods and vegetarian diet could lead to iron deficiency, and low serum ferritin. It can be easily addressed by taking oral iron and multivitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? Phentermines?

Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low?
Phentermines?

Diet pills TSH: F unknown age or medical history asks: Can diet pills cause your tsh level to be low? ANS: Yes some can. Many OTC preps esp if from Mexico can contain thyroid. There is low and very low. Ask your Dr. which assay was used? Phentermines? ANS: i don't understand this question. What about phentermine? ...Read more

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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read more

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Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

? Pituitary problem: Hello Harry . Low Igf-1 indicates growth hormone deficiency due to pituitary gland dysfunction . Other hormonal deficiencies might be present . You Need to see endocrinologist for full work up and evaluation ...Read more

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What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

One possibility: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a hormonal imbalance which causes a number of symptoms similar to the ones you describe.Women with pcos can have high levels of testosterone.Symptoms can vary but the most common ones are: weight gain, hair loss, increased body or facial hair, irregular periods. Insulin resistance is at the root of the problem and needs to be addressed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?

When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?

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. ...Read more

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Will exercise and diet reverse a pth of 210? And calcium levels in the blood?

Will exercise and diet reverse a pth of 210? And calcium levels in the blood?

Hyperparathyroid: If your PTH and calcium are high, you may have an overactive parathyroid gland, and diet/exercise (although good for you in general) will not reverse this. If you are vit d deficient, that will raise your pth, but usually ca is normal. There are other conditions to be checked. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

How high?: Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. ...Read more

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Which test is best to monitor thyroid levels in thyroidectomy patients, just ft3 and ft4, TSH and ft4, or like i feel should be tsh, ft3 and ft4?

Which test is best to monitor thyroid levels in thyroidectomy patients, just ft3 and ft4, TSH and ft4, or like i feel should be tsh, ft3 and ft4?

TSH: All you really need is a tsh. Assuming there is nothing wrong with your pituitary, this hormone responds in a very sensitive manner to the levels of your T4 and t3 (liothyronine). You are presumably taking levothyroxine as replacement. ...Read more

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Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Menstrual cycle: Yes. Anorexia is a cause of abnormal period, very low calorie diet might cause the same symptoms. Please consult a dietitian before doing a low calorie regimen. ...Read more

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Ft3 4.7(v. High) and ft4 0.2(c. Low) and normal TSH with low hb and protine difficency. Suggest reasons and treatment. I am on thyroxine from 15 days.

Ft3 4.7(v. High) and ft4 0.2(c. Low) and normal TSH with low hb and protine difficency. Suggest reasons and treatment. I am on thyroxine from 15 days.

More info needed,,: Your ft4 is low and you're on thyroxine, so that's an indication that your thyroid was apparently hypo functioning, at least without the thyroxine. The ft3 is the more active form but doesn't last long so it must be replaced which is naturally done by conversion from ft4. The lack of protein also plays in here as it binds thyroid hormone and more tests like renal, etc. Are needed to explain this. ...Read more

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Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers. ?

Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers. ?

Wt loss, low iron : Could be from a vast number of possibilities. This question requires more information. A good history, physical exam and scrutiny of current , past and future bloodwork will all help piece together this puzzle. In general low iron in healthy premenopausal women is usually from menstruation or pregnancy. The weight loss is somewhat worrisome. Highly recommend a formal consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Focus on food > fads: After reviewing the scant data from the present HCG diet and the one in the 70s, i still believe a reproductive endocrinologist can comment best on effects of hcg. Wrt being on the diet when ttc or pregnant, i say avoid lo-cal. There are few times in life when diet matters more. The goal is to have the healthiest body for the healthiest baby. Eating 3 toxin-free balanced meals with snacks is best. ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more