Signs It Might Be Time To Check Your Thyroid
Have you been wondering why you exercise and can’t seem to lose weight? Then it might be time to get your thyroid checked. The thyroid gland is an edocrine gland in the front of your neck. It stores and produces hormones that regulate your metabolic rate, which might explain why you can’t lose weight or in some cases why you’ve lost a lot of weight. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, about 30 million of Americans have a thyroid disorder and about half have not been diagnosed.
Hypothyroid or under active thyroid is a condition where your thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones. With this condition your metabolism slows, you feel tired and start gaining weight for no apparent reason.
Hyperthyroid or overactive thyroid is a condition where your thyroid gland produces too much of the thyroxine hormone. It accelerates your metabolism, causing you to lose weight, irregular heartbeat, and irritability.