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Is My Hypothyroidism Causing Me To Gain A Lot
Hv Hoshimoto/hypothyroid. Lost 135 lbs 5 yrs ago thru healthy eating & lots of excercise. I hv gained 35 lbs back. Cortisol high & cn tht cause gain?
Probably, but: With hypothyroidism, uncontrolled, you can have weight gain too easily, not necessarily the cortisol alone, and you are on prednisone, better follow up with your 1ry MD / Endocrinologist. Let me congratulate you for achieving this weight loss through exercise and diet, best wishes ...Read more
Hello, I know that hypothyroidism most times cause waight gain, . I wanna be sure that it doesn't cause waight lose even 1 %?
Metabolism slows: You start burning much fewer calories and the weight adds up. ...Read more
Is brewers yeast good for a person having thyroids the thyroid that causes a person to gain weight, I think it's hypothyroidism?
Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast comes from a 1-celled fungus (saccharomyces cerevisiae) used in making beer, but not bread. It's been used for years as a nutritional supplement, because it's rich in b-complex vitamins, chromium, and selenium. However, it contains no vitamin b12. Studies have shown it helpful in diabetes, high cholesterol, etc -- but no direct effect on thyroid. Http://tinyurl. Com/kfvkmn5. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. Gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. At 26 y/0
Unrelated in adult: Hypothyroidism in infants or children would be picked up when it began to interfere with growth. Growth assessment is part of routine checkups & leads to a drop off in growth rate. Linear growth stops in most females by 17 and males 18 when growth centers close. It is almost a decade since your linear growth was expected to stop, so a new diagnosis of low thyroid has nothing to do with your height ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a good 24 hr hand cream! I'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?
Many choices: The best one that I have found is called o'keeffes working hands, which leaves a non-greasy moisturizing film when applied once or twice a day. Many others, from vaseline intensive care, curel, store brands, etc, can all work. ...Read more
Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?
Both results in the: Abnromal range but not by too much. In any case the levels are indicative of thyroid deficiency and could lead to your symptoms. Please see your doctor for replacement therapy. ...Read more
Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3, FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?
Yes, decent, no: Yes. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH, FT3 and FT4 but that is a good place to start. See http://tinyurl. Com/pxz8mkd and http://tinyurl. Com/koyamo5 for more on testing and diagnosis. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid over 30 years. On 200mcg levothyroxine and TSH is. 4 and T4 and ft3 are normal. Still gaining lots of weight and extremely exhausted?
Dr said I was hypothyroid. Labs state my TSH 1.20.Ft4 11.1.Tt3 is 1.17.Im confused as dr. Prescrbed Synthroid (thyroxine) I've gained a lot of weight lately. Plz help?
A few good reasons!: The number one reason someone's thyroid gland becomes underactive is that the immune system is attacking it (autoimmune thyroiditis, or hashimoto thyroiditis). Why this attack occurs is unknown. Other common reasons are that the thyroid gland has been surgically removed or subjected to radioiodine treatment to correct an overactive gland. ...Read more
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