Can you gain weight with an overtreated underactive thyroid?

Not usually. Too much thyroid tends to cause weight loss but a rare individual may actually gain weight from too much thyroid.

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Would I be able to have underactive thyroid and not gain weight?

Yes. Weight gain is one of the symptoms of underactive thyroid but there are other factors that control ones weight and metabolism including the type of food one eats, age, gender, level of activity, function of the adrenal gland and many more. I have many patients who have low functioning thyroid but are not overweight, some actually quite thin. Read more...

How can I loose weight, I got underactive thyroid and in menopause. Take 2 tab diotroxin p/day. Gain 40kg and i`m 35 years old?

LessFood, esp Sugars. Weight daily using scale with 0.1 lb resolution, 1st thing after arising & bathroom, nothing on, & log wt. This lets you see, the next morning, what works vs. What does not. Counting calories not that effective, eg. Look up “glycemic index” i.e., same calories, very different responses. Study: "debunking food myths", eatingacademy.Com, nusi.Org, "sugar: the bitter truth" & "the skinny on obesity". Read more...

Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Weight Gain. Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. Read more...
Not typical. It would be very atypical to loss weight from untreated hypothyroidism, unless your appetite were significantly compromised. Read more...

Could rapid weight gain over a short period of time be linked to an underactive thyroid?

It's possible. There are many potential causes of rapid weight gain. Thyroid problems, either too little or too much thyroid hormone, could be the cause, but most people with weight gain turn out to have normal thyroid levels. A doctor might ask a lot of questions about diet, exercise, and other symptoms, then consider ordering labs to see if there is a specific cause such as low (or high) thyroid levels. Read more...
Very unlikely. It is hard to say why you've experienced a large weight gain over a short period of time without knowing you, but this isn't typical of hypothyroidism. Even if you are hypothyroid the cause of a rapid weight gain should be further investigated. Read more...

How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

Diet/exercise. Thyroid disease does not affect the weight loss equation. Eat less and exercise more. If you are on thyroid replacement mak sure your th is in the low normal range. Diets are not good methods for long term weight loss. Need to change lifestyle and approach and sustain gradual loss of about 1 lb / 1-2 weeks. Read more...
Work with your doc. Work with your doctor to ensure that your thyroid labs are in the target range to ensure your metabolism and energy level are at their best. After that, it's up to you to watch what you eat, and exercise to burn more calories than you eat. Lifting weights can help build muscle gradually which can increase your metabolism & help with the weight loss good luck - it can be done! Read more...

How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

May be difficult. The focus should be on optimizing your thyroid function. The thyroid gland is involved with several body functions in addition to regulating metabolism. Once your thyroid is functioning optimally, you will have greater success reaching your bodyweight goal. Read more...
Under-active thyroid. You should not allow yourself to have "under-active thyroid". You most likely need to take thyroid medicine. Check with your PC. Read more...

What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Diet and exercise. On top of taking your thyroid hormone, the most important things to do are to eat healthy and exercise. Taking the thyroid hormone to keeo levels normal will not make you lose weight but will avoid faster weight gain. Read more...