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I have graves' disease and everyone says you lose weight with the illness, however i'm gaining weight like mad, is this unusual?

I have graves' disease and everyone says you lose weight with the illness, however i'm gaining weight like mad, is this unusual?

Not unusual.: The textbooks usually say that graves' causes weight loss. However, I have had many, many people with graves' guarantee me that they gained weight uncontrollably. Get the graves' under control first, and then it'll at least be a fair fight with the weight/diet/exercise balance. ...Read more

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Dr. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies directed against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid causing it to be stimulated into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That can lead to symptoms such as excess sweating, rapid heart rate, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss. In some cases prominence of the eyes can occur and be associated with blurry vision or diplopia. Anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine ...Read more


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Suffer from graves' disease and i'm gaining weight :(, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Suffer from graves' disease and i'm gaining weight :(, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Probably: I am very glad that your graves' disease was diagnosed on time. In the bad old days, this was a common and cruel killer. Nobody really understands why appetite varies in thyroid disease -- the classic tale about "hyperthyroidism causes weight loss" often doesn't work. A raw food diet will result in your eating less (doesn't taste that good) and you'll likely lose weight, but ask your doctor. ...Read more

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As a result of graves' disease, i'm gaining weight, would going on a 800 a day calorie diet be safe?

Most people: With graves' disease, unless it is over treated and becomes hypothyroidism, will gain weight -- but some find their appetite stimulated to the point where they gain weight. 800 c/d is more restriction than most people need, unless you are very, very short and totally inactive. Check with a good registered dietitian. It is hard to get adequate nutrition into 800 cal. ...Read more

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Got graves' disease, i'm gaining weight like mad, i tried going on a diet and even starving myself for days, and im still gaining weight, i need help!

Although you: Will burn off extra calories with hyperthyroidism, it also increases your appetite along with your metabolism. You have to resist your body telling you to eat more. Beta blockers can help reduce the symptoms, but only treatment of the hyperthyroidism with either radioiodine or antithyroid drugs will fix the hyperthyroidism. Until then, you need to use more willpower. ...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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My mom had graves disease...what are some symptoms of it because I've had a 100 lb weight loss in the past year?

My mom had graves disease...what are some symptoms of it because I've had a 100 lb weight loss in the past year?

Grave's disease: Symptoms are variable, but hyperthyroidism often causes weight loss despite normal or increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, feeling jittery, fast heart rate, palpitations, and other. If the weight loss was unintentional then you definitely need a thorough medical evaluation. In any case, it might be reasonable to check your thryoid function tests now. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Symptoms of graves' disease are coming back, losing weight dramatically again, i weighed 7 and stone, but im continuing to lose weight, what to do?

Endocrine evaluation: See your endocrine doctor to retest your thyroid function and adjust your medication accordingly. You may also need a nuclear test of your thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin. ...Read more

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I've noticed that i'm losing my hair, is it a symptom of graves' disease? I'm getting worried

See a doctor: Thereā€˜s many causes for hair loss and thyroid problem is one of the causes. Your doctor can run test to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Could memory loss be a symptom of hypothyroidism? I have Graves Disease and I've noticed my memory has been deteriorating a lot lately.

Could memory loss be a symptom of hypothyroidism? I have Graves Disease and I've noticed my memory has been deteriorating a lot lately.

It could: This can occur but your physician knows your clinical picture and knowing about your thyroid, the thyroid tests he or she can make a better assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

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