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What Causes Thyroid Weight Gain? (And How to Fix it for Weight Loss)

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What Causes Thyroid Weight Gain? (And How to Fix it for Weight Loss)
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Every wonder what causes thyroid weight gain? This video explains why low thyroid causes weight gain and how to fix it for long lasting weight loss.

Everyone knows that low thyroid leads to weight gain. After all, it’s just normal physiology.

As thyroid function decreases one of the first symptoms you will experience is weight gain. And weight gain is something that pretty much every thyroid patient struggles with.

Unfortunately, many thyroid patients try to lose weight by cutting their calories which typically causes FURTHER damage and harm to their thyroid.

The key to preventing this issue from occurring is by looking at what actually causes weight gain in thyroid patients. As you understand this you will better be able to fix the underlying issue and lose weight.

So let’s talk about that:

The first thing you should understand is that weight gain from low thyroid occurs because of its impact on your metabolism. As T3 levels fall your metabolism will drop in lockstep. As your metabolism drops you will gain weight.

The key to fixing this problem is NOT cutting your calories but instead fixing your thyroid.

But in addition to a disruption in your metabolism, low thyroid also causes a number of other hormone problems which also contribute to weight problems.

These hormone imbalances include:

#1. Decreased testosterone leading to reduced muscle mass and decreased metabolism
#2. Increased cortisol leading to abdominal/belly fat
#3. Decreased progesterone leading to weight gain from estrogen-progesterone imbalances
#4. Increased leptin leading to leptin resistance
#5. Increased insulin leading to insulin resistance

These hormone imbalances are not necessarily treated as you fix your thyroid and may require additional treatments.

Using treatments such as testosterone replacement therapy, progesterone cream, adrenal adaptogens, and certain medications/prescriptions can be used to treat these hormone imbalances and finally help you lose weight.

All of these things should be done WHILE you address thyroid function either with natural therapies or prescription thyroid medications.

When you treat both areas you will finally be able to lose weight and keep it off.

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