Can an overactive thyroid cause you to gain weight?

Hyperthyroidism and its relationship to your weight gain

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Hyperthyroidism will also result in an increased appetite, and in some patients, an increased appetite and increased food intake may lead to weight gain, despite an increase in metabolic rate that usually accompanies hyperthyroidism.

Answered on May 30, 2018.
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Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition calledhypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly. This is known as hyperthyroidism.Hypothyroidism is far more common

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