Thyroid or Treats: What's Really Preventing You From Losing Weight

Have you been eating healthy, avoiding sugar, going to the gym but still struggling to lose weight? If that's the case, you might want to think about getting your thyroid checked. Your thyroid plays an important part in regulating your metabolism and can affect your ability to lose weight. So, if you find yourself struggling to squeeze into your favorite pair of jeans despite following your New Year's resolution, stop thinking it's' your fault and instead find out if something else might be going on with that small butterfly-shaped gland in front of your windpipe. Patients often seem surprised when I say there might be something wrong with their thyroid. Thyroid disease is actually a lot more common than you may think. In fact, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and more than half are unaware of it. And if you're a woman -pay close attention: Women are actually eight times more likely to have thyroid problems than men. And if you're a woman over the age of 60? Your chances almost triple compared to your younger counterparts. Your thyroid can be overactive or underactive. An underactive thyroid - known as hypothyroidism --- may make it difficult to drop a dress size, but problems losing weight isn't the only symptom. There are several other important symptoms to be aware of. What should you be on the lookout for? In addition to the commonly associated weight gain, thinning hair can be a noticeable sign - and one that is often ignored. If you ...
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Conditions:   Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2;   Diabetic Nephropathies;   Chronic Kidney Diseases Intervention:   Sponsor:   Karolinska University Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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