Managing Weight Gain With Hypothyroidism
Unexplainable weight gain is associated with thyroid disease. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 27 million Americans have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) and 8 in 10 thyroid patients are women. One of the many common symptoms of hypothyroidism is the dreaded weight gain. So how do people with this disease manage their almost inevitable weight gain?
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The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones which play a significant role in your metabolism and energy regulation in the body. If there is too much or too little thyroid hormone, the metabolism of your entire body is impacted.