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Hyperthyroid And Weight Gain
It can be: High TSH means your thyroid is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone and pitutary gland which controls thyroid gland and produces more thyroid stimulating hormone, and is usually associated with low t4(thyroid hormone) which in turn slows down your metabolism and can often cause weight gain along with other symptoms. ...Read more
Low testosterone: is associated w/weight gain, especially around the middle. It also triggers mood changes such as irritability and anxiety. See your doc for lab study and treatment. Other hormones along the chain to testosterone may be the issue, such as DHEA but you need testing. Diagnostechs lab in Washington State has a good saliva test for this, and saliva is preferred to blood but blood works. Peace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi.All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?
Gain weight fast: Our bodies, like animals, are designed via evolution to be efficient. The body tries to waste as little energy as possible and store as much as it can. Therefore, we store energy easily (gain weight), and find it tough to lose weigh. The key is to burn off more calories than you take in through routine exercise and healthy eating. ...Read more
Weight gain: Weight gain is always a product of calories in versus calories out. Meaning, if you have increased your exercise, and burn more calories, and decreased your food intake, or take in less calories, you loose weight. Thus, if you start eating more, or start exercising less, you will gain weight back. This happens in pro athletes after an injury, they gain weight rapidly-they burn less calories. ...Read more
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
Treat it!: Hi. If you're hyperthyroid, I have to assume you've seen a doctor to get the diagnosis. If that doctor isn't comfortable treating you, get a referral to one who is. Once your hyperthyroidism is treated or controlled, it should be possible to gain back any weight you lost due to hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vegetarian foods: To help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more
Sure: The real question is why you would want to. A lifestyle change is far more effective. Your muscle mass is a function of your genetics and how hard you force your muscles to work in your job or fitness regimen. Your body fat is calories in versus calories out. Many people who take protease inhibitors for HIV prefer a low body fat look because fat when present tends to distribute in odds ways. ...Read more
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