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Doctor insights on: Thyroid And Weight Gain In Women

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Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

NO: It just makes testosterone levels in the bloodstream a bit lower due to fatty tissue excess deposition, particularly in the abdominal area. ...Read more

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 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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Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Depends: In most cases not necessarily; but depending what supplement we are discussing (and what woman, for example severely emaciated, special conditions, etc.). ...Read more

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Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

No: There have been many studies that have compared tamoxifen to placebo, demonstrating it's effectiveness treating breast cancer; none of these studies, to my knowledge, ever showed any difference between tamoxifen and placebo regarding weight gain. Nevertheless, as many as 10% of women on tamoxifen do report weight gain. This may be due to post-chemotherapy effects or menopause, as well. ...Read more

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What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

What foods cause weight gain in breasts?

All Foods: The same foods that cause weight gain in the rest of the body. Most of the breast is just fatty tissue. ...Read more

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Do all women with PCOS gain weight or become obese ?

Do all women with PCOS gain weight or become obese ?

No: If you take the medication prescribed and eat the way that you have been instructed. Continue exercise. You can manage your weight. It does take a commitment. ...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 I gain weight in pregnancy?

Will I gain weight in pregnancy?

Yes: Weight gain during pregnancy depends on your pre-pregnancy weight. If you are normal weight, you should gain 25-35 lbs (5-10 lbs in the first 20wks of pregnancy and 1 lb/wk after that). If you are overweight, you should gain 15-25 lbs total. If you are expecting twins, you should gain 35-45 lbs total. Be careful not to gain too much weight in pregnancy. Ask your dr/cnm what is right for you. ...Read more

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How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

Usually none: Weight is usually the result of calories in (food) and calories out (activity). Pregnancy does not change that, though it may result in fluid retention which temporarily adds apparent weight gain. ...Read more

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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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Can endura mass really helps in weight gain in girls?

Can endura mass really helps in weight gain in girls?

Endura mass: Endura mass is loaded with sugars that can cause dental decay.. Talk to your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist to help you gain weight properly ...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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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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Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

Can weight gain and weight loss be uniformly mirrored?

I'm sorry but: I haven't got a clue what this question means. Consider clarifying the question and re-asking. Take care. ...Read more

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In which trimester do women gain the most weight?

In which trimester do women gain the most weight?

End of 2nd + 3rd: The greatest weight gain will be at the end of the 2nd trimester and the very beginning of the third trimester. ...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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Dr. Mark Pack
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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