07 May Could your thyroid be the cause of unwanted weight gain?
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive and doesn’t properly make or release thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland normally releases many crucial hormones that travel through the bloodstream to reach receptors found throughout the whole body. So a disturbance in thyroid function can cause widespread, noticeable health problems in all kinds of areas of the body.
The thyroid is a small gland located on the base of your neck, sometimes described as butterfly-shaped. Meanwhile, at the base of the brain sits the pituitary gland, which secretes the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH makes the thyroid produce and release thyroxine, the main thyroid hormone.
5 % of the U.S. population over the age of 12 has some form of hypothyroidism. Some estimates suggest up to 40 percent of the population suffers from at least some level of underactive thyroid. Women — especially older women — are the most susceptible group for developing hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism?
Unexplained weight gain or trouble losing weight
Hair loss and dry hair
Goiter (swelling of thyroid gland)
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Unexplained weight loss
Feeling wired or anxious
Feeling hot, frequently
Itchy red skin
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