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Suppressed Tsh And Weight Gain
Not likely but you really need to look at your T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well.
High tsh, normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 = mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism. High tsh, low t4, low or normal T3 (liothyronine) = hypothyroidism. If you truly have hypothyroidism, that may be the cause of your weight gain. ...Read more
My TSH levels recently came back out of range. I've had rapid weight gain. Will the adjustment in medication cause the weight to drop off?
Yes: Recommend to go back and follow up with your doctor to get adjustment with dosage, inturn it will help your wt as well. ...Read more
8 yr/o having rapid weight gain eating habits haven't changed and TSH is normal. What are some other possible causes? 48.5in and 80 pounds
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
No weight gain ever previously. Stable at 53k for 1+ years. Suddenly, in 2 weeks went from 53 to 56kilos. Nothing has changed, diet, sleep, stress. Exercise 30min everyday. Tsh 2.2 in 12/2013. Nervous
Need to be checked: Thanks for asking as this suggests something is changing in your body. It helps that you have already considered many things that can affect weight. Other things can as well, including some medical problems like thyroid disease, and even heart failure. But likely you would have some other things happening as well, and thyroid disease does not usually cause rapid weight gain. Best to get good exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High TSH of 28 after complete thyroidectomy four months ago, but I don't feel any hypothyroid symptoms beyond a little weight gain. What is going on?
Weight gain, now 82kg, and I am 35 week pregnant, increased TSH level, suggest some methods to reduce my weight. Is any problems during delivery?
Weight in Pregnancy: If your TSH is elevated then it needs to be treated with Synthroid (thyroxine) or the equivalent. Your increased weight gain is likely due to hypothyroidism. I never encourage dieting in pregnancy but do encourage proper diet, sometimes with the help of a dietician. Remember to eat for one not two. At this point try not to worry, your delivery will be fine. Lets just have a healthy mom and baby. ...Read more
I have a TSH level of 5.69. I tend to have a large appetite with no weight gain. I am fairly thin and am breastfeeding my 18 month old. Should I stop?
An elevated TSH with normal free T4 indicates that you at risk of being hypothyroid and that can lead to weight gain. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to ascertain if you should be taking replacement thyroid medication.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...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.
You do not need to have a prolonged fast before doing these tests but it is probably best to not eat for 3-4 hours prior. ...Read more
I have not felt good in about 6 months being fatigued weight gain my TSH level came back in range but my WBC is 14. Is there any causes for this.?
F T3 (liothyronine) - 2.76pg/mL 2.60 - 5.40; F T4 - 1, 22 ng/dL 0.82 - 1.50; TSH - 0, 99? UI/mL 0.25 - 5.00, Low BG, weight gain, BG drops exercising, post workout ill?
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
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.
Had my thyroid removed in 2010 due to papillary cancer. Current levels r TSH. 15 ft4 1.2...Why can I not loose weight? Gain 20lbs since operation.
Why Levothy. Not increasing my FT4. 9 or T3 (liothyronine) 88, but only lowering TSH 7 to 3.7? Have been taking for 3 mo. Weight gain & fatigue. 50 mcg mwf, 25 tts
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer