Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Is My Weight Gain Due to Underactive Thyroid?

By    |   Friday, 19 Jul 2013 09:32 AM

Question: Can an underactive thyroid cause me to gain weight?
 
Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
 
Yes. An underactive thyroid can cause weight gain and slow your metabolism.
 
Left unchecked, hypothyroidism can also cause and an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), edema, swelling, weakness, elevated blood glucoses, hair thinning and loss, and eventually even heart failure or coma.
 
Treatment is very simple and usually involves one pill once daily.

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