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Old 06-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Addisons disease and putting on weight

Hi I've had Addisons disease for 30 years and my weight has always been between 8 and 10 stone. I gave up smoking a year ago and have now gone up to 15 stone as you can imagine this is not great on my already painful joints. Has any one else had a problem with putting weight on???
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Re: Addisons disease and putting on weight

Smoking cessation alone can lead to weight gain, but I would also be sure to have your thyroid levels checked in your blood, as multiple endocrine problems often occur in people prone to them. There is an autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) that can lead to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) that can cause weight gain. Multiple autoimmune disorders often occur together as well. Excess Cortisol replacement can cause weight gain too, so dosage should be checked by endocrinologist.

 
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