Talk to Your Doctor if Your Suspect Thyroid Problems

Thyroid hormones stimulate many metabolic activities in most body tissues, resulting in an increase in basal metabolic rate. Though it is uncommon, carrying excess (or not enough) weight may be the result of an overactive or underactive thyroid gland. Your doctor will be able to check your symptoms and run the necessary blood tests to determine if it is the cause for your battle with your weight. Some symptoms of a thyroid problems include:

  • Feeling nervous, weak, or fatigued
  • Having hands that shake, a heart that beats fast when at rest, and breathing problems
  • Having sweaty or warm, red, itchy skin
  • Experiencing more bowel movements than usual
  • Having fine, soft hair that falls out
  • Losing weight even though you haven’t changed or have increased your diet

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