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Will A Low Thyroid Function Make You Gain Weight
Does a thyroid problem effect weight loss, if so what are some ways to lose weight with thyroid problems?
No: Unless the weight loss you want is from muscle. Thyroid wastes muscle, not fat mass. ...Read more
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
Will taking synthroid (thyroxine) boost your metabolic rate and increase your weight loss? I do not have a thyroid problem and was just curious
If healthy, then...: Eat more healthy calories (snacks and meals) to gain weight. Choosing foods with protein and "good" fats and oils. Avoid excess amounts of simple starches and sugars. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out against resistance (with weights). This exercise will increase daily calorie needs, so one must eat more of the healthy, balanced diet he should already be on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Too much thyroid tends to cause weight loss but a rare individual may actually gain weight from too much thyroid. ...Read more
Common: Weight gain is common with Insulin use. It may stimulate your appetite. However, the same rules apply with or without insulin...Intake and output (exercise) make the difference...Less in and more out will cause weight loss...More in and less out equals weight gain...Talk to your doc and a nutritionist/dietician.. ...Read more
Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?
Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more
Will having a fast metabolism or PMSing make you hungrier and not gain weight from more food? and even make you loss weight if i don't eat enough
Abilify (aripiprazole): Not common, but some do put on few pounds. Life-style changes help tremendously. ...Read more
Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy means furnishing the body with hormones that are absent or low in quantity. Perfect example is taking thyroid hormone when you are hypothyroid (absent or low thyroid hormone levels). This may cause you to lose weight. Taking more steroids than is required might make you gain weight. ...Read more
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