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Thyroid Weight Gain Stress Fractures
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Why can't the doctors just remove the stupid thyroid i'm tired of the stress, moodness, weight gain, hair loss?
I fell and fractured a couple of ribs a week ago and since have gained 15 lbs. Any relation weight gain to rib injury?
Less exercise: As the rib fractures make it painful to move, even walking may be a chore. You're probably much less physically active because of the discomfort. You might try applying some trainer's tape or seeing an osteopathic physician or physical therapist to make sure that the ribs are positioned correctly for proper healing. As with any fracture, with correct placement the ribs should heal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?
Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more
What could be the cause of sudden weight gain (10-12lbs) without change in diet and have been lean throughout adult life. Women in family has history of thyroid disease.?
You answered: You give yourself an answer. Thyroid disease can be one thing. This sudden weight gain requires evaluation. It is probably sudden fluid retention and this can relate to possible medical conditions that can be treated. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress leads to +lbs: Stress leads to a number of various changes in the body that can cause weight gain. Stress increases cortisol levels which can increase the amount of weight around the waistline. Also, most people eat poorly under stress which increases weight. Stress also causes insomnia which often leads to overeating during the day. ...Read more
Can stress cause weight gain. In the last year I have put on weight but haven't eaten more or exercised less? why?
Yes: Many issues occur with weight gain. Stress, medication, portion control, amount of calories burned in exercise can all contribute to weight gain. See your doctor for more guidance regarding this topic and see if you need to be screened for thyroid problems or any other issues such as diabetes. ...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
I am having sudden large amount of weight gain, i am taking the same meds for years, tested thyroid not an issue, what could be the cause, eating same as usual, the wieght is evenly around my body?
Activity?: Is your activity different? Which medications are you on? Hormones can define tell cause a cage in weigjt, and not just thyroid but also cortisol and others. I would get a complete physical, ask your doctor about testing other hormones, and consider a visit to nutrionist for complete review of diet and energy expenditure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Out of balance?: Have you picked up a new habit - or even a new traffic pattern that takes you by a coffee shop regularly? A scone can be almost 500 calories - enough to make you gain a pound a week (52 in a year)! are you taking a new medication? There are several that contribute to weight gain. Are you simply less active than normal? Are you depressed? Talk to your doctor; you'll figure it out! good luck. Lg. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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