How can treatment for thyroid disease help a person’s weight return to normal?

Dr. Bethel discusses how treating a thyroid problem can help with weight. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

   

Because the thyroid affects how fast or slow calories are burned, it in turn affects how much someone weighs, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Treating thyroid disease means helping to get thyroid hormone production back at a normal level, instead of excessively high or low, according to the NIH.

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For example, treating an underactive thyroid will increase a person’s metabolism, which will help to burn more calories and cause weight loss, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians. Treating thyroid disease will also help prevent future weight gain.

For more information about how treating thyroid disease can help a person’s weight return to normal, talk with your doctor.

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