Excessive weight gain following therapy for hyperthyroidism - a major problem

 

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dc.contributor.author Ross, Ian Louis
dc.contributor.author Levitt, Naomi S
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-07T10:47:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-07T10:47:06Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Ross, I. L., & Levitt, N. S. (2003). Excessive weight gain following therapy for hyperthyroidism-a major problem: editorial. South African Medical Journal, 93(7), p-515. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20250
dc.identifier.uri http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/2253/1520
dc.description.abstract One of the most characteristic presenting features of hyperthyroidism is weight loss, despite an increased appetite. This phenomenon is easily understandable, as hyperthyroidism is accompanied by a rise in metabolic rate, energy expenditure and thermogenesis which is clearly not matched by an increased appetite and caloric intake in the vast majority of patients. Consequently a decrease in adipose tissue and muscle results. (Curiously a small proportion of hyperthyroid patients, fewer than 10%, present with weight gain owing to an increased appetite that exceeds the rise in metabolic rate. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) *
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dc.source South African Medical Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj
dc.title Excessive weight gain following therapy for hyperthyroidism - a major problem en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-21T12:18:04Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology en_ZA
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