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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

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

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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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)?

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

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What causes rapid weight gain and abdominal pain?

What causes rapid weight gain and abdominal pain?

Eating too much: In the absence of uncommon medical problems or fluid retention, the only reason for rapid weight gain is rapid and excessive eating. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

See a doctor ASAP: This should not be a presentation for online consult. Your doctor needs to ask specific questions, look at your abdomen and physically check for clues. You will likely need blood tests and x-rays for a diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

I have a cyst on my left thyroid, would this cause weight gain or make it hard to lose weight?

Not usually: It should not cause weight gain unless it affect your thyroid function. The only way to know is the get a blood test for thyroid function. Often, a cyst or nodule will have no effect on how the thyroid is functioning thus should not play a role in your weight. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about my continued weight gain (around 6 kg in past 3 years )despite improvement in diet and exercise. Menapause &/or thyroid??

I'm concerned about my continued weight gain (around 6 kg in past 3 years )despite improvement in diet and exercise. Menapause &/or thyroid??

Thyroid / menapause: Please do see your doc who may check your thyroid or do blood work and take history to see about menapause. Lifestyle is also a factor to consider. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Die diet diet: rapid weight gain is most of the time attributed to high grain/carb intake. limit to no more than 50 grams per day while increasing good fat and protein intake to avoid hunger issues and allow long term adherence. go paleo ! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Is it normal to get weight gain from tyrosine thyroid?

Is it normal to get weight gain from tyrosine thyroid?

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

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Can I have thyroid problems even if I have had no weight gain?

Can I have thyroid problems even if I have had no weight gain?

Yes: Not all thyroid problems present with significant weight gain or loss. If you are worried about thyroid problems you should review this concern with your primary care doctor so that he/she can consider thyroid hormone testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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What speed of weight gain would be expected from a thyroid issue?

What speed of weight gain would be expected from a thyroid issue?

Depends: Upon many different factors, such as your diet, exercise and the degree of hyperthyroidism. Some people can actually eat enough to gain weight with hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

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

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What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

What causes weight gain, nausea and fullness in the abdomen?

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

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Is it okay to take iodine plus 2 due to weight gain from thyroid problems?

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

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What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

Symptoms vague : The symptoms are somewhat vague (not specific to thyroid disease) bc majority of adults will report having these symptoms but do not have thyroid issues: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold. Easiest way to settle question is blood test. Cheapest way to settle question is changin the food intake and seeing if you lose weight appropriately. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

No.: Thyroid cancer does not cause weight gain. Sometimes the thyroid is not working and someone has thyroid cancer at the same time but they are separate issues. ...Read more

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Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

Can lower abdominal lipomas be caused from having been pregnant and weight gain?

I don't think so: The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. A minor injury may trigger the growth. Being overweight does not cause lipomas. Pregnancy does not cause lipomas. ...Read more

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Does the treatment of a thyroid disease lead to weight gain, or overweight gain? Or it just stabilize

Does the treatment of a thyroid disease lead to weight gain, or overweight gain? Or it just stabilize

Depends: On treating under active or overactive thyroid. Under active thyroid causes weight gain and treating it will stabilize or have weight loss. Overactive thyroid can have weight loss and treating will stabilize weight loss and may go back to baseline. ...Read more

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How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

Not thyroid: It does not affect thyroid levels. All these centrally acting drugs have complicated effects on appetite, mood and behavior. ...Read more

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I am experiencing obesity. The following also describe me: Abdominal obesity, Weight gain, and High fat diet. What should I do?

I am experiencing obesity. The following also describe me: Abdominal obesity, Weight gain, and High fat diet. What should I do?

Nutritional: changes MAY be needed, e.g., good fat rather than bad fat intake. Exercise. Please see doctor to rule out or treat medical conditions, e.g., hormonal issues such as thyroid or insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What could be causes of weight gain after getting off birth control? I Gained 20 lbs in 4 months. My Thyroid results came back normal

What could be causes of weight gain after getting off birth control? I Gained 20 lbs in 4 months. My Thyroid results came back normal

Weight gain: You MUST contact your doctor (presume Gynecologist) and you will be helped for weight loss. The doctor will start this, and the dietitian will help you through.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Yes: A slow functioning thyroid can lower your metabolism making you feel tired, have weight gain and a slower heart beat. Have someone check your levels. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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