Fast Facts On Thyroid Disease
DesiDieter recognizes January as Thyroid Awareness Month. We get a number of calls this time of the year from women with weight issues due to Hypothyroid.
After, doing some research on Hypothyroidism, we found some facts that are written in easy to understand language.
Common symptoms that need attention are fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, impaired fertility, and depression.
- Hypothyroidism causes many body functions to slow down. This occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones which regulate metabolism.
- Hypothyroidism is mostly caused by Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder. It affects women more often than men. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid gland, treatments for hyperthyroidism or other thyroid problems, and certain medications.
- Hypothyroidism is easily controlled with synthetic thyroid hormone.
- Regular diet and exercise can help control further weight gain and improve fatigue levels.
- Women can have hypothyroidism in early pregnancy and after delivery, even when they have never had thyroid problems.
- Postpartum thyroiditis occurs in up to 10 percent of women in the first year after giving birth. It is painless and believed to be an autoimmune condition. Sometimes postpartum thyroiditis goes undiagnosed because it is mistaken for the exhaustion and moodiness that can follow delivery. In some women, the thyroid does not heal and hypothyroidism becomes permanent.
Losing weight with Hypothyroidism can be frustrating. But weight can be controlled through a consistent exercise program and watching what one eats.
DesiDieter suggests that if you feel that you have gained unwanted weight even though you don’t eat as much; get a thyroid test done.
Woman Care Package at DesiDieter can help you lose weight related to pregnancy, thyroid and all woman issues.