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Hypothyroidism

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jun 19, 2019
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Summary of Hypothyroidism

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Frequently asked questions and answers related to Hypothyroidism

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hypothyroidism

Can hypothyroidism lead to fat gain?
Yes, a less active thyroid will reduce metabolic rate and can cause some weight gain. It is not a lot of weight gain though, and a subactive thyroid is not an excuse for obesity (if hypothyroidic, please see a doctor for medication; it burns fat)