- Q Do thyroid problems cause weight gain?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyYour thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck right below the Adam’s apple, pumps out hormones that control metabolism throughout the body. But sometimes a medical condition called hypothyroidism occurs, which can slow down... Full Answer
- Q What is Hashimoto's disease?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineHashimoto's disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland, at first increasing thyroid hormone levels and then preventing your thyroid from producing effective hormone. Untreated Hashimoto's can also cause an... Full Answer