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weight loss can this be thyroid issues. I am slight to start

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weight loss can this be thyroid issues. I am slight to start with but eating seems to not put on weight. I am cold and get tired easily, on phenytoin sodium tablets for traumatic epilepsy (no fits for 28 years) and HRT. 7st 4lbs in weight and exercise well each day walking the dog, not stressed and quite happy except the weight issue is a worry. In my younger years I was about 8+stone.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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yes, this could be due to excessive thyroid hormone or hyperthyroidism.

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which can increase your metabolism and cause you to be difficult to put on weight.

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high thyroid levels can also cause you to have fast heart rate and poor sleep as well.

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you need to see a doctor and get blood testing to check your thyroid stimulating hormone level (TSH)

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TSH levels below 0.3 area sign of hyperthyroidism.

JACUSTOMER-uqydgvm9- :

So what would you advise I do?

Dr. David :

see your GP doctor and get blood testing to check your thyroid hormone levels.

JACUSTOMER-uqydgvm9- :

ok thank you

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you are welcome

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good luck to you

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