An under-active thyroid can make you overweight even if you don’t eat much. It makes your metabolism slow to a crawl. Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat?
Do you feel fatigued and sluggish, especially when you wake up in the morning? Are you cold all the time? Do you have dry skin, coarse hair, or hair loss? Are you depressed? Are you constipated? Do you have muscle and joint pains? Do you have trouble losing weight no matter what you do?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, a potentially dangerous health condition that occurs when there is too little active thyroid hormone in your blood.
While the symptoms above might not sound like a major problem on the surface, a problem with low thyroid can actually have a catastrophic impact on your health and weight. It is often a hidden factor in many diseases, including depression, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menopausal symptoms, muscle and joint pains, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and obesity.
Half of all people with hypothyroidism are never diagnosed. The main reason is that the symptoms are not very specific and are often present for many reasons besides a thyroid disorder. Even if you have all the symptoms of low thyroid function, they can still easily be ignored.
Your doctor may use typical tests for thyroid problems and find that your thyroid appears to be functioning in the ‘normal range’. ‘Normal’ does not mean it is optimum. Many times doctors don’t do the right tests, so your thyroid problems go undetected. You may be told you have borderline thyroid problems or sub-clinical thyroid disease and your doctor will watch it… what will he watch it for? For you to get really sick?
The thyroid is a small hormonal gland in your neck that makes the inactive hormone called T4, and the active hormone, T3. T3 is the major metabolism hormone and controls almost every function of the body. If you produce too little T3, or if the T4 you produce is not being properly converted into T3, your whole system goes haywire.
Our Thyroid Solution System provides an entirely new way of thinking about health and disease. This program looks at the body as a whole system and addresses the underlying causes of hypothyroidism. It provides a detailed plan for those who have been on thyroid medication for years and told they would have to stay on it for life; it’s also for those who suspect they have a low-functioning thyroid and wish to reverse it.
For more information, call our office at 909-860-2610 or visit www.4NewImage.com.
Dr. Hitendra H. Shah, New Image