Hypothyroid Weight Gain in Female

Hypothyroidism is strongly associated with weight gain. In fact, weight gain is one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism—and is what ultimately leads many females to the diagnosis of thyroid disease.


  • In hypothyroidism, you may be gaining weight and you may fail to lose weight despite ramping up exercise and reducing calories.
  • In hyperthyroidism, you may lose weight while eating as usual or have difficulty maintaining weight despite increased caloric intake.