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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Susan Wingo
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