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Too Much Thyroid Medication Abdominal Weight Gain
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
I have chrons also on Lansaprozol. Is this due to sudden weight gain, a very distended hard abdomen? Is this a side effect from the drug? Try Nexium (esomeprazole)?
With Crohn's: A very distended hard abdomen is more concerning for a developing intestinal obstruction. These signs are not side effects of lansoprazole. ...Read more
I'm concerned about my continued weight gain (around 6 kg in past 3 years )despite improvement in diet and exercise. Menapause &/or thyroid??
Weight 90.Age 46.Female.Thyroid problem.Weight gain with this .How l loose weight.L take tablet eltroxin 125mcg.Please send me exercise & medicine.
Hmmmm: Ok if you are 90 lbs and 41 Y.O. With weight issue and thyroid issue, please see your endocrinologist for proper eval and treatment. Thanks. ...Read more
What could be the the possible reason of my weight gain? Went from 101lbs to 147.7lbs in 5 yrs. No thyroid problem. But have a sedentary lifestyle.
Ultrsnd at 38w measured my baby as average head but abdomen at 8p 11 ounces. No diabetes, am tall, 47 weight gain. Worried about shoulder disaplasia?
Is it possible that my GERD is all due to me being 5'3 & have recent (past 6 months) weight gain and now weigh 150, (normally 135) most fat in abdomen?
Yes: Intraabdominal weight gain is a precursor for the muscle between the esophagus and stomach to malfunction. Medications can also cause similar symptoms, especially high blood pressure Meds. Eat smaller amounts, drink water with your meals, do not lay down or sit or recline after meals, and elevate the back of your bed 1/2-1 inch. It all helps. Good luck, see the doc if not improving. Don't smoke! ...Read more
8yr/o 79pds 49in gained 24pds in 16months Her thyroid is ok so what else can cause this much weight gain? What other test can be done
Diet and exercise: Hi. Children need daily physical activity and a healthy, portion-appropriate diet throughout childhood and throughout life. I'm not saying not to test for any relevant medical condition, but don't rule out lifestyle as the cause either, as it is probably the most likely. Good luck and live healthily! ...Read more
Please clarify: Hi. What do you mean by "tyrosine thyroid"? Tyrosine is an amino acid used in thyroid cells to synthesize thyroid hormone and the thyroid is a gland. I can't figure what entity you are asking about as "tyrosine thyroid". If the thyroid gland stops working (hypothyroidism), THAT can cause modest weight gain. Good luck! ...Read more
Many causes,low met.:
There are many causes of thyroid imbalances but our growing exposure to toxins including Fluoride (yes, fluoridated water causes it), bromine ; mercury is likely the most common cause. See http://bit.Ly/1doksyi ; http://bit.Ly/1ddkbiq for details.
Thyroid hormone controls our metabolic rate like the rate an engine idles. The resultant slow metabolism in hypothyroidism causes weight gain. ...Read more
Maybe not related?: First distinguish fluid weight (like edema, ascites, "third spacing") from tissue weight (e.g. Bodybuilding, reparative, tumors, adipose). There are lots of metabolic reasons to rule out (organ disease like heart, liver, kidneys), insufficiency (thyroid, adrenal, kidney), more. Often high calorie (but low volume) foods & drink may add up quickly (3000-3500 extra calories per pound gained). ...Read more
Iodine and thyroid: It is most important to get your thyroid straightened out. Presumably you were hypothyroid and are now on levothyroxine. There is lots of iodine in the normal western diet, and more will not help you, although it will probably not hurt, you will just have a lot of iodine in the urine. ...Read more