Answers to Common Nutrition Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about nutrition.

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.


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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Source: Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Joyce Tebbe, ACNP, Covington Family Care; Stephen Liptak, PsyD, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Paul Jennewine, MD, Middletown Medical Group; Kimberly Bethel, Trotwood Physician Center; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Faisal Khatri, MD, Premier Family Care of Mason