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Will low testosterone cause anxiety and weight gain?

Will low testosterone cause anxiety and weight gain?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Weight gain cause low testosterone?

Weight gain cause low testosterone?

Estrogen: Yes. Of course. Fat cells make excess estrogens. Estrogens block testosterone production. ...Read more

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Are high TSH and rapid weight gain related?

Are high TSH and rapid weight gain related?

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

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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

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Will low testasarone level cause abxiety and weight gain?

Will low testasarone level cause abxiety and weight gain?

Low testosterone: Hypogonadism (low testosterone aka low T) is a constellation of symptoms (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/symptoms/con-20014235), including weight loss issues - inability to lose weight or gain muscle; depression, loss of libido etc. You really need two morning lab results below lower limit of normal to make diagnosis. Find cause before starting treatment ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

No, but: Weight gain can cause your body to have to lower your glucose and produce symptoms you think are due to low glucose -- when they're only a return to normal. Iron levels don't cause weight gain either. ...Read more

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Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

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 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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Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Not directly: A high potassium level in and of itself won't cause a weight gain. However, if potassium level is high due to poor kidney function, weight gain could be seen due to water retention. Avoid high potassium foods until you discuss this with your doctor (bananas, oranges, tomatoes, potatoes.) good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Paradoxical: Generally one gains weight with hypothyroidism and usually loses that weight gain with treatment with levothyroxine. As long as your TSH is in normal range and your appetite and food intake are normal for you, your current weight should be stable. ...Read more

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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may increase muscles they do not help endurance in normal males. Talk to a real endocrinologist. If someone is pushing these products to someone who is not deficient in testosterone, growth hormone or thyroid report them to the medical board. See another. ...Read more

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Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

Not well.: That would not be the best approach for most people. Balanced diet to include at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day; at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day , healthy but limited fat intake, reduced junk carbs and appropriate sources of protein is optimum. Calories burned must exceed calories in. ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain muscle mass and weight on pancreatitis low fat diet?

Is it possible to gain muscle mass and weight on pancreatitis low fat diet?

Sure: depending on your specific metabolism, gaining weight and muscle mass is just a function of working out, combined with proper nutrition- in a lot of ways a pancreas friendly diet is the same as a good balanced diet that is recommended for diabetics, heart patients, obese patients, etc.go to a certified dietitian they will be able to help design a diet for you to achieve your goals and be healthy ...Read more

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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram o rmore/kg of body weight. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...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