Is The Thyroid Causing You To Put On Weight

 

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And weight gain can’t automatically be blamed on a faulty thyroid. Overactive, underactive thyroids Despite its tiny size, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland nestled in the lower front of your neck has a huge effect on nearly every aspect of our health, from weight to. Is Your Thyroid Making You Gain Weight? When your thyroid underperforms and can’t produce enough of the thyroid hormone needed to regulate many bodily functions, it can cause weight gain.

But the good news is that the condition can be treated. When your thyroid makes less of its hormones — as it does in hypothyroidism — your metabolism slows down. So you won’t burn off calories as quickly and you’ll gain weight.

The weight gain usually. Before we talk about how Levothyroxine and Synthroid can cause weight gain we need to talk about some basic thyroid physiology. Your thyroid, under the influence of TSH (if working properly), pumps out primarily the thyroid hormone T4. What you need to understand is that T4 is an inactive hormone. This means that your body burns more energy while it’s at rest, so weight loss is a common symptom of hyperthyroidism.

This also means that not producing enough thyroid hormone is usually. In a new study examining thyroid and weight, scientists have found that even a thyroid functioning on the lower end of the normal range is associated with weight gain. It’s long been known that a.

Both of these activities are central to your metabolism and define not only how you feel physically but also how likely you are to gain weight. When the thyroid is too active, a condition known as hyperthyroidism, your thyroid produces more hormones than necessary. Hyperthyroidism speeds the heart and raises the metabolism, causing a person to. An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism.

In. Having little or no desire in the sack could be a side effect of a thyroid disorder. Too little thyroid hormone could be a contributor to a low libido, but the cumulative impact of other.

The thyroid gland is the primary regulator of your body’s metabolism. If it does not function properly people can have weight loss as well as weight gaining issues.

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It’s not the thyroid itself causing weight gain.

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Your thyroid gland helps to control energy, so an underactive thyroid can contribute to weight gain.

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I actually have hypothyroidism and gained 10 pounds right away when I was first diagnosed, but others report anywhere from a 30to 50-pound weight gain in a short period of time.

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Since BMR is elevated in patients with hyperthyroidism weight loss is a common consequence, and hyperthyroid patients who are treated successfully gain nearly 4 kg/year.55 On the other hand, patients with hypothyroidism usually gain weight due to the slowing of metabolic rate (some of this gain is fat).

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It’s not the hypothyroid itself causing the weight gain.

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When the thyroid becomes underactive, it results in a condition called hypothyroidism, which can often result in weight gain.

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Hypothyroidism can lead to decreased metabolic needs and weight gain, but for significant weight gain to occur, hypothyroidism must be pronounced, and it is usually clinically apparent.

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Hypothyroidism, when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, is the most common form of thyroid disease; one symptom is weight gain.

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The increases in thyroid gland weight are consistent with the suppression of thyroid hormones since the gland generally hypertrophies in an attempt to compensate for insufficient circulating levels of thyroid hormones.

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That’s because the thyroid hormone increases your metabolism, the opposite of what the body wants when it’s going through a period of weight loss.

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  • Hi!! I know this video is years old, but I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism two weeks ago and am a college athlete and currently a sophomore. These videos along with the diet ones have really helped me. The last few weeks adjusting to meds before I go back again in a few weeks has been difficult returning to school. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  • I’m a 20 year old male, just got diagnosed with hypothyroidism within the last week and was put on medication within days of discovery. As a kid I was super short and skinny, Often being in the bottom 20 percentile for my age in both categories. It wasn’t until mid-way through highschool I noticed my body wasn’t functioning the same way anymore but I didn’t know why. In recent years getting my health back on track has been a major concern of mine, it wasn’t until I sought out a doctor and had my first generic blood test (to set a baseline) that I had the information I wish I’d had sooner. Makes you wonder how many people out there have a tough time with their health but don’t have the means to find out if they have an underlying condition working against them. I’m just glad to know what I know now, and hope It will get better now.

  • I got diagnosed today, I’ve had health issues MY WHOLE LIFE… very dry skin, high testosterone as well, high prolactin, now this…. I AM UNDERWEIGHT… is anyone else here with problems GAINING weight?

  • i gained 50 lbs in the last 2 years, my mentality and energy has just DROPPED so dramatically in the last 2 years and literally just yesterday i found out i have hypothyroidism and i actually got medication for it!!! i’m so excited and this is explains it so well!!!!

  • Thank you so much for doing this! My doctors are not helping me, my levothyroxine doses are messed up. I am like 10 days late on my period and super constipated agh! But I am glad I found you doing research and get inspired to approach it holistically!

  • I’ve been on levothyroxine for 30 plus years i have hypothyroidism and YES i gained alot of weight. I’m going to endo DR next week for tests thanks for all your helpful info. I’m also ordering NOW thyroid energy from amazon is this a good supplement? It has ALL the things you mentioned in this vid for T3 help. Please respond.

  • Hello there, have you considered Custokebon Secrets yet? Just simply do a google search. On there you will find a great guidelines about how exactly you can lost a ton of weight. Why don’t you give it a chance? maybe it is going to work for you too.

  • Um so I was diagnosed in November and they said I probably have had it most my life but what helps lose weight because I’m taking the medicine but I still can’t find a way to lose weight

  • When considering eating healthy, you have to try not to fall victim to modern fad diet plans. Extreme diets are a threat for your health, especially ones that seriously restrict your every day nutritionary intake. Many of these fad diets work for a short period of time and then the benefits decrease after a while. It is best to check out Custokebon Secrets on google as it is not just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • Yes, I was gaining weight at such a rapid rate once on LEVO, aftre a total thyroidectomy. My dr kept increasing the dose and I had every symptom: depression, brain fog, exhaustion, constipation, bloating. I looked 7 months pregnant! All the dr kept telling me to exercise and diet. I have always eaten what I want and with some moderation and barely ever worked out yet was happy with my weight 130-150. If I was 150 it was the MAX and I would begin a stricter calorie and easily go back 5-10pounds. Now I fight to stay at 160 and bloated looking even bigger. The most recent change I had was to be given name brand, so now on Synthroid. All my bloodwork comes back with my TSH extremely low like I should be losing weight they tell me. I also exercise 3-5 days a week now for 6 months straight and do intermittent fastingstill fighting the 160 mark.

  • Im actually crying watching this video. I was diagnosed with hyper 15 years ago post partum, had RAI and now am hypo. I was put on medication but wasnt very good to take it throughout the years, I suffered a mini stroke in November 2019, doc couldnt find why it happened (no blood clots or bleed on the brain) but im convinced its because I wasnt taking my meds. I just feel completely deflated. My levels are “normal” now but the fatigue I have is just so annoying. I just want to feel normal. This week Ive started to try sort out my diet and try eat all the healthy food, but its so confusing. I got an anxiety attack during the week from trying to take it all in. Im so glad i found your channel and insta, its very informative and will try your workouts next week. Thank You.

  • You are very true. Carnitine truly works. What is the other medicine you mentioned along with carnitine? Please reply.
    You did a good job. I am very proud of you.

  • I gained like 20 pounds in 45 days and im working hard to lose it now. I started taking Rhodiola & milk thistle and its helping majorly

  • to be honest I was so happy that I found your channel, and I wanted to try a hashimoto diet before getting on medication. But I was so disappointed when I saw that you are taking 50$ for the meal plan. We are all struggling with this, and this kind of information should be free and available to everyone.

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  • “it effects your entire metabolism… just a little bit of a big deal” i am also hypothyroid and this made me laugh out loud because its so true

  • Hi Rocker Chick! I love your channel and I have a question. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid 7 years ago and taking levo or synthroid ever since. Now I am wondering if I have an adrenal problem instead of a thyroid problem. Is it possible I was misdiagnosed?

  • I was diagnosed in 2nd grade. It’s a HUGE struggle. My levels can never stay the same, blood work every few months, doctors appointments 4 hours way, always irritable, tired, and weight loss is hard. I’m so hateful, but I literally can’t help it.:(

  • Thank you so much for this. I was diagnosed two weeks ago and it explains so much. I’ve been dieting for years and just been able to maintain my weight. Whatever I’d gain would stay on, and the other symptoms can be so embarrassing. I can’t wait to get a dosage that works for me and even just cutting out so many things in my diet and adding light exercise is making me start to feel my new normal.

  • Hi! Im 23 and was just diagnosed and I’m feeling very anxious. Thank you for your video! I only have mild symptoms but I’m worried about being on meds for the rest of my life.

  • I urgently need someone to help me! After taking a multivitamin, I started losing weight for no reason whenever taking tea, coffee, oilly food…now I came to a point that I can lose weight after drinking plain water. I cannot seriously comprehend this phenomenon. I did several blood test and everything is fine with me. Nonetheless, i have this unintentional weight loss especially while eating. Please help me!

  • last year after diagonised i found that i have hypothyroid! Before that i was having irregular period and in February last year i had severe heavy period that i needed 16 pads in a week! Anyway I have been taking levothyroxin for one year! I had consulted a nutritionist for my diet chart. But still Sometimes i feel very weak, fatigue, i get severe headache, shoulder pain and back pain! I am trying so hard to lose my weight but everytime i fail ��… And whenever i try some Cardio hiit workout my whole body aches badly that i cannot continue for next few days! These things are decreasing my motivation! This disease is a curse for me! I have been following diet chart and walking Everyday for an hour but my weight has increased ��!

  • I feel sad so many people suffer unnecessarily. So many people (99%ish) have dysfunctional beliefs, perspectives, thought processes, behaviors, etc. One of many ways I know a person is a fool they say “I eat a healthy diet”

  • It’s not very good to say ‘f…ck it’ while touching your third day… I ask you kindly to deeply consider my comment. Also cursing so much like you do IS NOT cool at al…

  • I experienced rapid weight gain, hair loss and extreme fatigue within a month after starting levo. After the second month, I stopped it, began OTC dessicated bovine thyroid plus a herbal thyroid booster. Within a couple of months, the weight began to drop, and my midday nap was no longer necessary. I lost eight pounds without making any changes in food or exercise. Hair growth never rebounded, though. My doc retested me last week, and today called me excitedly saying my thyroid was “great.” Watching this video is what prompted my to switch. I am grateful you did this!

  • I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. But unlike people getting cold, I’m always hot. Like it feels like I’m sitting in a sauna suit. I also forget things quickly. What worries me is that my cycle is 34 days late. I’ve taken so many tests, and they’re negative. Never had a cycle this late before!

  • Is there a better feeling than eating a pizza without a guilt knowing that it wouldn’t mess up your fitness plans? NextLevelDiet, thank you for everything!

  • I know you posted this a few years ago but I just found this while researching about my thyroid. I’ve had hypothyroid for years and haven’t been able to lose a pound after gaining 50 pounds in a year. I have felt so defeated and really want to give up, but seeing you and hearing your story makes me want to keep fighting. Thanks for sharing, just followed your Instagram ❤️

  • Thank you for sharing your story. I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism this week, and I am trying to find out more information on my own.. very helpful!

  • Yes I have. My thyroid was radiated in 1986. Have not felt well since. I’ve been diagnosed with MS and crohns diseases. Somehow I know it all goes back to my thyroid. I was so healthy before the graves developed.

  • Hello!

    I was a very energetic girl and I had a lot of ambition but lately… I am literally like a sloth. I lack my energy soooooo bad even though I get all my vitamins, minerals, macronutrients…
    I just don’t know what is going on with my body…
    I sleep 8-10 hours a day and nothing has changed…
    I was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism in the past but I didn’t care about it…
    Should I see a doctor?
    I feel it’s not me this new really lazy girl who has fulfilled a lot of small dreams till the day I started to feel messed up…
    I feel a little bit better since I became lacto-ovo-vegetarian, but my job is very stressful and by the time went by, I ended up having these symptoms again and again…

  • This video helped clear up a bunch of stuff for me, I just got diagnosed with it and this video made me feel so much better about everything!

  • I’ve been taking Levothyroxine for 3 weeks and have gained 4 lbs… it’s like nothing has changed, my mood is a little better but other than that I still feel the same.

  • Thank you for sharing your story about hypothyroidism and addressing things the doctors never tell you i.e. nutrition. You’ve inspired me tons! I’m going to incorporate some of your tips into daily life and see how I get on.

  • I have hypothyroidism and I like to drink beer every now and then, is this harmful or a okay thing to do? My medication says I can drink alcohol on it just not to close to the time I take it.

  • Hi Katie,
    I just stumbled upon your account and this video and wanted to thank you for sharing your story! I started gaining weight when I was 3, and went to multiple doctors throughout my life who diagnosed me with Hypothyroidism. No doctors would prescribe me Thyroxine because they said I was too young. I wasn’t prescribed Thyroxine until I was 17 or 18, and I’ve definitely experienced similar things to you in regards to feeling as though the medication isn’t doing anything. I’ve had gaps from taking it however ultimately I know my body needs it and it’s super important. I’ve definitely used it as an excuse over the years but have recently found something that is working for me. I’m definitely going to follow you along for more tips and tricks and check out your guides. I too believe/d that I will just always be a “bigger” girl, but I don’t want that for myself. Again, thank you for sharing!!

  • am a hypothyroid patient n lost 15kgs n from 1 year am at same wt i got to knw keto worsens thyroid! vil intermittent fasting help me to reduce 6 more kgs?

  • This video gave me so much clarity. Im currently getting blood work done for my thyroid and its SCARY! Being dependent on medication has always been a fear of mine, but this video really helped me out and gave me some great insight on what to expect. Its great to know I’m not alone! Thanks you so much!

  • Thank you for that. I already suffer so much from the weight I gained from that, I feel trapped in a body that I can’t move freely because it for big and because every step makes me tired. An then i’m called a disgusting fat pig by people who I thought were my friends and when I say it’s not my fault they say I have to try harder. Like they don’t see me working out in tears because i try so hard and I see no result. They don’t see me eat stuff that feel tasteless to lose even 1kg. It’s always my fault and hypothyroidism is « an excuse ». I tried going Keto but I learned with should not do that with hypothyroidism because too low carbs intake makes it worse, so at this point I don’t know what to do. So Thank you so much for this ��

  • Thank you for these posts. I just found out I have Hypothyroidism and I don’t feel relieved. I feel scared and nervous about starting medication. I had lyme disease in my 20 ‘s and when I take medication it makes me feel inflamed in my face. I’m 41 and now this just feeling overwhelmed.

  • I have never had a Doctor tell me what you just did in this short video. I have been fighting my thyroid since I was 7. It started out as Graves Disease, at 23 they killed it with radioactive Iodine now i take synthetic thyroid hormone everyday. What you said in this video makes sense so i am going to give it a try. Thank you so much.

  • Yes! Had a total thyroidectomy 3 and a half years ago and subsequently put on 50lbs since then. I have been on 150mcg of Synthroid/Levothyroxine this whole time, with a TSH of.2 (kept lower than most reference ranges for thyroid cancer suppression therapy). I was going crazy trying to figure out how to fix it. Today I saw my endocrinologist and he explained that I may do better by reducing my Synthroid and adding Cytomel. Starting tomorrow! Thanks so much for these videos. They really helped fill in the blanks for me.

  • Today I finally found out what was wrong with me. I’ve suffered through all of these symptoms for years. She took more blood today and told me she’ll be calling me in a couple days to start meds. I’m so excited to get to feeling better. I’ve been on a weight loss journey for the last two years and I’ve lost 51 pounds so far UNTIL last month. Last month without changing my diet at all I gained 10 POUNDS! I track what I eat and exercise regularly. Plus now I have elevated cholesterol and apparently, that happens often with hypothyroidism. Now I’m even more motivated to make progress and can’t wait to get to feeling better.

  • Is that hair loss along your part from thyroid? It is so pronounced. Also, Dr. Fung says weight loss has absolutely nothing to do with exercise. Fasting is the best way to lose weight and heal metabolic issues.

  • I just recently got diagnosed, my appointment to get on medication is in two days and I am so beyond excited because the hypothyroidism has drastically changed my life for the worst and I’m excited to get back to being my normal self.

  • Hello�� Thank you for sharing this video. I am about to be in tears�� I found this almost by accident but I feel as if I have the same problem. I really have a dislike for going to the doctor, and so haven’t been to one since my last child was born over four years ago, but I think this is the motivation I need to make an appointment. Since my youngest child was born, my body has been going down hill and I attributed it to getting older but I am only in my thirties. Despite my best efforts, my appearance has completely change for the worst. When I look in the mirror I see a stranger looking back. This is not me. Your story has motivated me to take action! Thank you��

  • I’m 20 now, when I was about 16 I had a feeling that I had hypothyroidism and when I told my doctor he told me I was too young. When I finally convinced him to texts me he said it was a bit low but not enough for medication. I am on medication now but still trying to figure out how to lose weight while having this issue. So many different opinions from different people.

  • I got diagnosed same age and I am 23, it’s fustrating that doctors don’t address gut health and dieting and it’s something as of the past year that I am now working really hard on but it’s definitely a never ending journey because unfortunately our bodies hormones aren’t regulate and tracking how much u specifically burn (metabolicly) as an individual with hypothyroidism is almost impossible. But thank your for this content u have Expressed much of the same thkngs I have been experiencing. I won’t give up even when the weight gain and loss flunctuates ��, I hope that our condition can be studied more and more accessible to receive medical guidance not just pills we have to take for the rest of our lives but knowledge and tools to better our over all health

  • I am vegan and I eat very clean but I struggle with hypothyroidism there are days I can’t even get up in the morning and I use to be very fit now losing 15 pounds is almost impossible, but this video is very helpful I use to do alternative day fasting and I have realized it’s not doing anything expect messing my thyroid but I am going old fashion eat right and walk more and forgive my self and i miss carb so much. thank you this is helpful.

  • I went to the doctor when I was 13 in the 7th grade and she said that my thyroid levels were high after 2 years I never went back to the doctor I gained an excessive amount of weight I went to get a check up and I am now 218 lbs and I’m just so afraid for my health my family jokes about my weight I’m always tired I have a lack of energy I have trouble concentrating I’m always cold then hot I think my thyroid is out of wack

  • sir please help me l am from India in India hear is no specialist off thyirod an l am a pasient of TSH n l take 50 mg medicine daily an my thyroid is 12.7 n when it’s increase l change my medicine with eltroxcien

  • I have a variety of random symptoms that the doctors have never been able to connect. I turned 18 about 6 months ago and I have been gaining weight like crazy desire no changes in exercise or diet. I’m a runner and I run about 5 times a week. At my last appointment, my doctor mentioned hypothyroidism because it runs in my family and i’m getting bloodwork in a couple of days to see if I have it.:( I’m really scared and nervous for how it is going to affect my life

  • You should never eat soy and you CAN eat cruciferous vegetables if you steam them… I have thyroid. Please stop telling people wrong info first spinach is not a cruciferous vegetables but cauliflower is…

  • I have hyperthyroidism and im over weight I still feel tired. I have to push my self and being doing it for 20 yrs. All of your systems that you were having I had. I’m on medication for it. And been on it for years. I know that I need to change my eating habits. I have to motivate my self on doing better.

  • Must add that I gained approx 40-50 lbs in 3 mos following the 2nd radiation never lost…. but. Stable last 10 yrs.
    ThenI quit smoking after 5 yrs and jumped another 50 lbs ( age 65)
    I have lost a good deal of that past 6 mos w/ fitness app to train me to stay 1500-1800 cal per day.
    Lost at rate of 1.5 lb a week — whoopee. Sort of use Dr Hyman approach