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Is my hypothyroidism causing me to gain a lot?

Is my hypothyroidism causing me to gain a lot?

Maybe: Hypothyroidism can cause some weight gain, but there are other causes. The only way to know if it's the thyroid is to get a lab test. It's simple to do. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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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?

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

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Is brewers yeast good for a person having thyroids the thyroid that causes a person to gain weight, I think it's hypothyroidism?

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 more

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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

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 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.?

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 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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Check RT3: Check free T3 and reverse t3. Very important to check reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. ...Read more

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Is my hypothyroidism causing me to gain weight?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism slows the metabolism so it may contribute to weight gain but not be the only cause. ...Read more

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What causes hypothyroidism?

What causes hypothyroidism?

Depends: Causes can be varied, as well as the treatment. Sometimes imbalanced thyroid hormone conversion can cause functional hypothyroidism. Sometimes iodine or other deficiency can cause it. Http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, I always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Theoretically.: Would be very rare as the symptoms generally bring patients to attention before they are not reversible. Hypothyroidism can contribute to death from other causes such as heart failure. ...Read more

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Anybody know about hypothyroidism cause?

Anybody know about hypothyroidism cause?

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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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor. ...Read more