Weight Gain In People With Hyperthyroidism?

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Good evening doctor .. I have hyperthyroidism and have been taking medication for 5 months. Generally, hyperthyroid sufferers lose weight, but I actually gain weight. When I was declared hyperthyroid I weigh 50kg, and now after undergoing treatment it is 56kg. Is that a sign that I want to get well?

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Hyperthyroidism or hyperthyroidism is a condition when the thyroid hormone levels in your body are very high. This thyroid hormone is produced by the thyroid gland which is located around the neck, and plays a role in various metabolic processes. When a person has hyperthyroidism, his metabolism will go up and his body will feel symptoms that represent an increase in metabolism. The opposite is a hypothyroid condition where in this condition the metabolic process decreases and the symptoms that arise will represent a decrease in metabolism.


Among the symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:

Hyperactive
Decreased libido
Muscles feel weak
Diarrhea
Irregular menstrual cycle
Weight loss for no apparent reason
Feel hungry
Hard to sleep
Easy to get angry


And there are many other symptoms, such as palpitations, trembling, and hair loss, depending on the severity of the disease. Among the diseases that contribute to hyperthyroidism are:

Graves' disease
Thyroiditis
Thyroid Cancer


So in your case, it's true that weight loss should be one of the main signs of hyperthyroidism, and having your weight gain back after you have had 5 months of treatment, it is a sign of improvement. Our advice is to continue therapy and obey your doctor's recommendations, as well as routine controls to find out the progress of your healing.


Meanwhile, continue to live a healthy lifestyle with adequate rest, drink lots of mineral water, increase the consumption of foods with balanced nutrition such as vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, and milk, and avoid stress and cigarette smoke. Get well soon.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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