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Thyroid Problem: A Major Cause Of Obesity

Aug 17, 2007
Thyroid problem is basically a hormonal problem but affects the body's metabolic factor to a great extent. One of the major causes of obesity is the thyroid dysfunction. The secretion of thyroxin hormone in the body is very vital in different functioning processes. When the level of this hormone goes wrong, several problems start making shelter in your body.

The instant symbols of thyroid problem are fatigue, restlessness, irritation, skin problems, agony and tremendous weight gain. Sometimes the process of weight gain takes place in leaps and bounds.

Two types of thyroid problem

Normally the thyroid problem is divided as hypothyroid and hyperthyroid. In one the function of the thyroid gland and the secretion of the hormones is high and in the other the same function goes low. But both are dangerous to your health.

Women suffering from the thyroid problems also have disturbances with their menstrual cycles and face troubles with childbirth.

Overcoming overweight

If you are a chronic thyroid patient and gaining weight very fast you must bring down the level of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). Two other supporting hormones like T3 and T4 also play important role. Their levels are also to be regulated and brought at a balanced level for proper maintenance of your health.

Steps you must immediately take once it has been tested and diagnosed that you are suffering from thyroid problem:

* Consult an endocrinologist. He is the particular doctor dealing with the hormonal problems in human body. Thus his advice has to be sincerely followed to combat any such situation.

* Find out what type of deficiencies you had that has created this problem in your body. Try to get rid of them. Mainly there are nutritional shortcomings followed by entry of toxin elements in your body. They have to be eliminated through proper diet and medicine.

* Thyroid and lethargy is best friend. Following trail obesity makes friend with lethargy. So if you have to keep obesity away you will have to fight back thyroid. In between lethargy has to be kicked out. Practice yoga regularly and take help of some good breathing exercises. They are very important to stimulate the thyroid hormone inside your body.

* Selenium and zinc are the key minerals regulating thyroid hormone. These inputs must be given to your body. Have lots of vitamins A and D and incorporate fish oil in your diet. It's low cal and thyroid regulator at the same time.
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