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The Relationship Between Thyroid Diseases and Weight Gain

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The Relationship Between Thyroid Diseases and Weight Gain By Rob V Timothy  |   Submitted On May 27, 2013 Many of you may probably have second thoughts if thyroid diseases can actually lead to weight gain. Apparently, the amount of calories you take everyday is the not the only factor that can significantly influence weight management. People who even keep their calorie intake at 600 or less may gain weight for some reason. Generally speaking, this can happen to […]

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Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight

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Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight By Scott Isaacs M.D.  |   Submitted On January 12, 2011 Did you know that stress can cause thyroid problems?  It has been well documented.  Stressful situations, chronic stress and even the stress from being overweight can be a major catalyst in disrupting the normal performance of the thyroid.  Your weight doesn’t need to be held captive by your thyroid. When under stress, the body sends messages triggering responses from many hormones.  Many […]

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Blame It On Iodine


Blame It On Iodine If you are seriously trying to lose weight, chances are have tried several different programs. Many of you are still not getting down to your desired or ideal weight. One big reason could be that you are having problems with one little molecule. Iodine is the basis for the extremely important Thyroid Hormone in your body. That hormone regulates everything from your metabolism to your digestion. Because it usually slowly creeps up on […]

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About Hypothyroidism – A Common Health Problem


About Hypothyroidism A Common Health Problem By hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is producing too less hormones to stimulate the metabolism or the body is not able to utilize the hormones. The lack of thyroid hormones slows down the metabolism and thus all the activities in the body, giving a combination of many symptoms related to slowness of bodily processes. Hypothyroidism is common, but the frequency of the condition is not well determined. Some authorities estimate that 0.5% […]

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5 Reasons To Relieve And Prevent Thyroid Disorder

5 Big Reasons To Relieve And Prevent Thyroid Disorder Reason 1 The thyroid regulates the rate of energy production in the body’s cells. Thyroid disorder reduces the body’s metabolism and makes you feel sluggish. Reason 2 Thyroid disorder also increases your risk of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis and your risk of widespread infection. In severe cases, the energy level in the body’s cells cannot even sustain a basic level of metabolism, creating […]

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Hypothyroidism and Cholesterol – What You Don’t Know CAN Kill You!


Hypothyroidism and Cholesterol – What You Don’t Know CAN Kill You! The topic of cholesterol is one that has been near and dear to my heart for more than a decade now. I have a family history of high cholesterol and heart disease and when I was younger and didn’t know any better, I always feared my “genetics” were going to get the best of me. As I got older, my cholesterol did become a problem but […]

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Symptoms of thyroid disease


Symptoms Of Thyroid Disease The thyroid gland is responsible for the metabolism of every cell in the body. Whenever the thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, signs and symptoms of thyroid disease will occur. The more you know about these two diseases: hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, the better able you will be to recognize them in yourself and seek medical attention. Hypothyroidism When a person has hypothyroidism, it means that the thyroid gland is not putting out enough […]

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Thyroid and weight management

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The Thyroid Gland And Weight Management The thyroid gland does many things in the body, but its role in weight management is its best-known responsibility. However, to fully take advantage of your thyroid gland to lose or maintain weight, you want to understand how it works and what thyroid issues can cause this gland to make achieving a healthy weight more difficult. The thyroid gland influences your weight because it plays an important role in your metabolic […]

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The Thyroid and metabolic functioning


The Thyroid Gland And Metabolic Functioning People who have unexplained weight gain may have an underactive thyroid. When the thyroid is not functioning correctly, weight gain can occur due to the role that this gland plays in burning food for use as energy. It is important to understand how this process works to ensure that your thyroid is healthy and not a major cause of overweight or obesity. Exploring The Metabolic Function Of The Thyroid Gland Membrane […]

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What is the thyroid gland?


What Is The Thyroid Gland The thyroid a small gland with a butterfly shape that is located in the neck area directly in front of the trachea, or windpipe, and right underneath the larynx. The thyroid plays a key role in many essential body processes. It works with hormones that ensure that these metabolic processes occur without issue. It produces two primary hormones and one of its biggest jobs is regulating your metabolism. When this gland is […]

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