What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

Weight Gain . Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction.

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Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3, FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?

Yes, decent, no. Yes. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH, FT3 and FT4 but that is a good place to start. See http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd and http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 for more on testing and diagnosis. Read more...