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Can thyroid cause weight gain or weight loss?
Can thyroid cause weight gain or weight loss?

Can thyroid cause weight gain or weight loss?

Posted by
 Dr Batra’s™  July 7, 2020

Are you fighting a long battle against being overweight or underweight? Your thyroid gland could be to blame.Thyroid problems can lead to serious health problems and getting the right treatment is critical. For many people with thyroid problems, weight control is one of the biggest frustrations.

Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped small gland in the front of your neck. It produces hormones that control the speed of your metabolism. Thyroid disorders slow down or rev up metabolism by disturbing the production of thyroid hormones. There is a multifaceted relationship between thyroid, body weight and metabolism. Metabolism becomes very sluggish when the thyroid is underactive; hence it leads to weight gain.

Your thyroid gland sends hormones into the bloodstream that help keep your metabolism in check. When you don’t make enough of these hormones, that process slows down. That puts the brakes on body functions. An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of thyroid problems. Weight gain hints low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism whereas if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight out of the blue. This condition is known as hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is far more common.

What are thyroid disorder complications?

When left untreated, hypothyroidism can raise cholesterol levels and make you more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. In severe cases, very low levels of thyroid hormones trigger a loss of consciousness and a dangerous drop in body temperature. Untreated hyperthyroidism causes serious heart problems and brittle bones.

What is the treatment for thyroid?

When you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, your doctor will most likely recommend thyroid hormones in the form of a pill. This usually leads to noticeable improvements within a couple of weeks. Durable treatment results in more energy, lower cholesterol levels, and gradual weight loss.

Homeopathy offers great scope in the treatment for thyroid for several reasons. Homeopathy treatment for thyroid is safe without any side effects.The medicine is selected according to the patient’s mental state and other physical characteristics. Homeopathy is a personalized treatment option as it treats each case as unique because the degree of symptoms and disturbance of emotions may vary from case to case.


Once upon a time, thyroid hormones were used as a weight loss tool. Once the excess thyroid hormone is immobile, the excess weight loss is typically recovered. Besides, there may be note worthy bad consequences from the use of thyroid hormone to help with weight loss like the loss of muscle protein in addition to any loss of body fat.

Lifestyle changes can address unwanted weight gain or inability to lose weight. The best way to reach your weight goal is to focus on the things you can control. Regular exercise is a great way to boost metabolism, strengthen bones, build muscle, manage stress, and improve health. Healthy eating habits and restful sleep help to maintain optimum weight. This alsokeeps the thyroid hormone from coming back to the normal state.However, self-medication is not recommended. An expert homeopathic doctor takes a detailed case history and prescribes a suitable homeopathic medicine for better treatment outcome and longer disease-free period.

A team of experts from Dr Batra’s™ plan the treatment for the best possible outcome for patients. Cases are studied thorough and detailed consultation is carried out. A distinct team of experts monitors how the treatment progresses.As authenticated by American Quality Assessors, they have secured a 96.6% success rate in treating thyroid disorders with homeopathy.