An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly. This is known as hyperthyroidism. Thyroid hormone is responsible for your overall metabolism
Women are as much as 10 times as likely as men to have a thyroid problem. Remember to get your thyroid tested.
I myself is suffering from Hypothyroidism and I get my TSH tested every three months. It’s under control with proper medication and exercise. So if you suspect a thyroid problem, ask your doctor to do a blood test for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) as well as for thyroid antibodies.
Hypothyroidism and symptoms:
- Feeling tired and having no energy are issues associated with lots of conditions, but they’re strongly linked with hypothyroidism. If you’re still tired in the morning or all day after a full night’s sleep, that’s a clue that your thyroid may be underactive.
- Feeling unusually depressedor sad can also be a symptom of hypothyroidism.
- Skin that’s dry and itchy can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. The change in skin texture and appearanceis probably due to slowed, which can reduce sweating. Skin without enough moisture can quickly become dry and flaky, nails can become brittle and may develop ridges.
- Unexplained weight gain
How do you manage your weight?
- Proper medication. Get your TSH tested every after three months.
- Start with some body activity like walking and cross training.
- Follow a routine of eating healthy and measured.
- Relax and meditation. This will calm you down and motivate to get back to shape.
- Avoid vegetables from the cruciferous family are known goitrogens. They include brussels, sprouts, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and more.
Hypothyroidism is not a disease but a hormonal disorder which can be kept under control if treated on right time.