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Question asked by Gagan

April 13, 2013

Can underactive thyroid cause weight gain?

Do doctors believe that an underactive thyroid causes weight gain?



2 Answers

  • Preeti  / May 29, 2015
    Answered by Preeti

    The patients with underactive thyroid usually have low basal metabolic rate, one of the most noticeable symptoms of hypothyroidism is weight gain and difficulty losing extra weight. However, a minority of women with hypothyroidism do not gain weight. The ...  more

  • Rajen  / July 18, 2013
    Answered by Rajen

    One of the most significant symptom of underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism is often seen as weight gain. This is primarily because thyroid plats a big role in regulating your metabolism. Therefore, when you suffer from an underactive or what is known as...  more



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