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What Else Besides Thyroid Can Cause Weight Gain
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
Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?
Usually not: The standard answer would be no, but everything to do with thyroid can be reversed. There are other reasons not to over-replace thyroid. Heart rhythm can get out of whack. Bone density can go down. You can have emotional reactions. There was a time when thyroid med was given to lose weight. Not any more. Get your level checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?
I was wondering about ssris. Why do some cause weight gain and others don't? They both affect serotonin. Does it affect metabolism? Thyroid?
It depends : Different ssris have different chemical structures can affect not only the serotonin reuptake but other hormonal patterns including the thyroid function norepinephrine uptake Dopamine uptake or other hormones in the body. Hence different ssris effect weight differently. Zoloft and Effexor are usually weight neutral and Paxil and prozac's cause some weight gain. ...Read more
8yr/o gained 15lbs since July is obese throid norm but she doesn't eat much what else could cause weight gain BESIDES eating habits which are normal ?
What is she eating,: My first question is what is she eating. Have a dietician do an evaluation of her diet. Second question, does she get any activity? Third question, is she on any medications like steroids for asthma. Some medications may cause weight gain. Start here and enlist the help of her pediatrician to figure out the underlying cause. Best of health to both of you ...Read more
Why does the nuvaring, or any bc of that matter, cause weight gain? Does the bc increase appitite or is it something else?
At age 22-23 what are reasons for irregular period besides thyriod? And can irregular period cause weight gain stress and cramping? Thank you.
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