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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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Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Not normally: Hyperthyroidism usually causes weight loss, treating it would cause weight gain.Therefor stopping treatment for hyper thyroidism would likley cause weight loss not gain. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

Eat too much.: Even if you're burning off excessive amounts of calories, many people can eat more than they burn off and they will gain weight. Hyperthyroidism stimulates food intake, and some people really overdo it. ...Read more

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Besides hormone imbalance or hyperthyroidism or diet is there any orher condition that cancause rapid weight gain?

Besides hormone imbalance or hyperthyroidism or diet is there any orher condition that cancause rapid weight gain?

Weight Gain: You lose weight in hyperthyroidism even with voracious appetite. On the other hand, you gain weight if your thyroid is under active. Do you have any swelling of leg or abdomen? Do you take too much salt? See your PCP for blood tests. ...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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Can you have hyperthyroidism and weight gain? Tsh <0.01, ft3 & ft4 very high. Rapid heartrate, but I am very overweight, and cannot lose weight.

Yes: Hyperthyroidism increases your metabolism. Most people will lose weight with hyperthyroidism but some will be able to overeat to compensate and will gain weight. Your level is quite high and need to be treated. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor for weight gain n fatigue. My tests show freet4 11.1 and TSH 1.20. I'm so confused because it looks like hyperthyroid?

I went to the doctor for weight gain n fatigue. My tests show freet4 11.1 and TSH 1.20. I'm so confused because it looks like hyperthyroid?

Difficult to say: Tsh has a longer half life than ft4, so if the increase in T4 is more acute, then you might not see a change in TSH yet. It would be important to repeat the lab tests to confirm them. This can be caused from subclinical thyroiditis, postpartum thyroiditis, hashitoxicosis, graves disease, a toxic nodule (s) or certain medications. ...Read more

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For a few years I have had subclinical hyperthyroidism. Recently, I been gaining weight, been really dizzy and infertile, is it possible to switch to?

For a few years I have had subclinical hyperthyroidism. Recently, I been gaining weight, been really dizzy and infertile, is it possible to switch to?

Yes: The thyroid hormone levels can go from high to normal to low. A common condition that can do this is hashimoto's thyroiditis. Ask an endocrinologist or thyroid surgeon to run some tests to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does exercise help manage subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Does exercise help manage subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Has no effect: I always encourage exercise as its good for the mind and body. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is related to an overactive thyroid usually secondary to mild graves disease or overactive thyroid nodules. Exercise unfortunately does not treat subclinical hyperthyroidism. Often times subclinical hyperthyroidism can be monitored without treatment. ...Read more

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Should I avoid banana n soy milk soy product for my subclinical hyperthyroid?

Should I avoid banana n soy milk soy product for my subclinical hyperthyroid?

Hyperthyroid: Found no references to banana, but soy if u are allergic to it, may worsen thyroid condition. See http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5484988_foods-avoid-hyperthyroidism.Html for other foods recommended to avoid in hyperthyroidism. Your endocrinologist may have a list of foods to eat & those to avoid as well. ...Read more

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My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can I eat beside banana for my pottasium level?

Stop worrying: If your physician is not concerned about your potassium level, and you are not on any diuretic and are not having diarrhea, I would ignore this just-slightly-lowish serum potassium. "normal ranges" are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy people fall just outside. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, I always tell people, "look at the person, not the numbers". ...Read more

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Can subclinical hyperthyroidism get better or go away and return to normal?

Depends on cause: Hi. The main causes of hyperthyroidism are Graves' (almost never subclinical), a hot nodule (often subclinical), thyroid medication induced (common, often subclinical), and subacute thyroiditis (usually clinical in the hyper phase). Subacute thyroiditis hyper gets better on its own. Thyroid medication induced is easily corrected. Graves' & some hot nodules need treatment. Your endo will help. ...Read more

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Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?

Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?

Watch carefully: Eventually, you will likely develop either overt hyperthyroidism, or you could possibly become hypothyroid. But not always, and this could take years. If you feel well, and your heart/bones/psyche/ etc are ok, you and your doctor (best: Endocrinologist) could elect to watch this and not treat now, but watch carefully. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to treat mild subclinical hyperthyroid (negative antibody, normal t3/t4 TSH 0.461) before having a lobectomy for follicular nodule?

Normal: A TSH of 0.46 is normal is most labs. It appears that you are going to surgery for a "follicular nodule". You should be aware that there is a newer pathology test (afirma by veracyte) that helps to differentiate which patients with follicular neoplasms need to go to surgery vs observation. You might want to consider this before surgery. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight with hyperthyroidism?

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

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I lift heavy and eat 6x day, 4 awhile. Is there any way to gain weight Wo implants for someone who's underweight. Hyperthyroid?

What implants?: Gaining weight is opposite of losing weight, right? For former, plan on consuming 500kcal/d more than you burn off. You should consult Nutritionist to determine if you're getting enough healthy calories. Despite eating 6x/d, you might not be consuming enough, depending upon what you expend lifting heavy. Also check w/your Family Doc to make sure you're not hyperthyroid. Http://goo. Gl/6CkJXy re BMI ...Read more

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I am suffering from continuous weight loss due to hyperthyroidism. Which medicines should I take along with my regular medicines to gain weight?

I am suffering from continuous weight loss due to hyperthyroidism. Which medicines should I take along with my regular medicines to gain weight?

Unless you can: Take in more calories than you're burning off, you will continue to lose weight until you get your thyroid level normalized with either radioiodine treatment or antithyroid drugs. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight. Want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

Confused: If you have gained weight, then you are probably hypothyroid.
Hyperthyroidism would be associated with weight loss.
Nevertheless, simple proper treatment with thyroid replacement should bring about loss of weight, and I therefore would not recommend a concurrent supplement. You may want to consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid change into hypothyroid after the problem gets leveled out? Two years ago I had hyperthyroid. I lost 50 lbs but after being treated for it I've gained back the weight. Now, no matter what I do as in exercising and dieting, my weight conti

Can hyperthyroid change into hypothyroid after the problem gets leveled out? Two years ago I had hyperthyroid. I lost 50 lbs but after being treated for it I've gained back the weight. Now, no matter what I do as in exercising and dieting, my weight conti

Yes you are right: One can definitely go from hyper to hypothyroid after successful treatment. My advise is to have your doctor run a thyroid panel on you and you will know relatively quickly I you are currently hypothyroid. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism and I'm not taking any medication what can I do to stop losing weight I want to gain my weight back?

I have hyperthyroidism and I'm not taking any medication what can I do to stop losing weight I want to gain my weight back?

Hyperthyroidism: You must seek medical attention immediately. Otherwise you can have much more complications than you think including atrial fibrillation ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroid and I am havin meds for past 6months. Last months blood result confirmed its normalised but I am not gaining weight at all.?

I have hyperthyroid and I am havin meds for past 6months. Last months blood result confirmed its normalised but I am not gaining weight at all.?

Normal blood: Having normal test results does not mean that your body has been completely balance out. Give your self a bout one year of normal blood tests. Also don't forget that it may not mean that you will gain weight, since your metabolism is faster. Working out and building muscle mass will help with weight gain.
Don't push your self too hard, be patient.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Does medication for low TSH hyperthyroidism cause you to gain weight?

Does medication for low TSH hyperthyroidism cause you to gain weight?

Thyroid and weight: As the medication (eg. Methimazole) normalizes your thyroid levels, your metabolic rate will return to normal. Your appetite, however, may still be in hyper-mode. Weight gain is common, but if you take care with what you eat you can minimize this. ...Read more

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I have pcod & hyperthyroidism. What can I do to gain weight & become pregnant?

I have pcod & hyperthyroidism. What can I do to gain weight & become pregnant?

Small steps: Get your hyperthyroid first under control. You can use metformin which will help decrease Insulin resistance (a problem with pcos) which has been shown to help with ovulation. See a nutritionist who can help you gain weight in a healthy way since pcos women can gain and not lose in the long run. ...Read more

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2yr old has hyperthyroidism and only 20lbs and 33". Endo is sending back to GI for possible growth hormones. Worried not gaining weight. Options?

Not gaining weight: I cannot tell you about your options without knowing what has already been done. If he has hypothyroidism and poor growth profile, I would think it is a hormonal related problem if his thyroid has not been well regulated. Not sure how GI would assess growth hormone, when endocrinology seems to be the firs line of reference for that. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Hashimoto's, start out hyperthyroid during pregnancy and slowly become hypothyroid and not gain a considerable amount of weight?

Is it possible to have Hashimoto's, start out hyperthyroid during pregnancy and slowly become hypothyroid and not gain a considerable amount of weight?

YES: Early Hashimotos THYROIDITIS can result in elevated thyroid hormone levels and later on as the organ gets replaced by inflammatory tissue the thyroid function can fall! SYMPTOMS however do NOT necessarily reflect the laboratory findings. A CLINICAL evaluation by a Board Certified Endocrinologist is advised!

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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