Jace asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 3 weeks ago

Metabolism question?

I get that metabolism is determined by how fat one is, but is it also determined by thyroid condition? Is thyroid condition determined only by how much fat one has?

4 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Metabolism is not determined by how fat one is. There are dozens of factors.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    ''Several different disorders can arise when your thyroid produces too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism). Four common disorders of the thyroid are Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, goiter, and thyroid nodules.'' https://www.healthline.com/health/common-thyroid-d... An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) speeds up the metabolism and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) slows it down. Both conditions are serious and life threatening if left untreated. I have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) which slows down my metabolism so I have to take Levothyroxine daily for the rest of my life. Mine was caused by taking lithium carbonate for bipolar disorder. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    I don't think metabolism is determined by how fat one is.  At least, not as I understand the word metabolism (which may be a little different than how a lot of people use it).  It's quite possible to be underweight and have a low metabolism.  I think metabolism has more effect on weight than the other way around.  And lots of things affect the condition of one's thyroid, just as lots of things affect one's metabolism. 

    • yet-knish!
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  • Greg
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Thyroid issues can affect weight.

    • Jace3 weeks agoReport

      Is an auto immune disease from genes alone?

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