Is Your Thyroid Hindering Your Weight Loss Goals?

butterfly-300x232Your thyroid levels may be effecting your ability to lose weight.

If you’re frustrated with unexplained weight gain or have difficulty losing weight, you should consider an important cause…the thyroid.  Our thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just below your voice box. It’s a crucial component in your overall health because:

• it regulates your body’s metabolic processes

• it effects how quickly the body can use energy and make proteins

• it controls how the body reacts to other hormones

A wide range of problems can occur if the thyroid gland is underactive. An individual with an underactive thyroid would be diagnosed with ‘hypothyroidism.’ If the hypothyroidism goes untreated, your efforts to lose unwanted pounds will be seriously hindered.

When your thyroid is under-producing, you may experience a variety of symptoms, such as:

• Unexplained weight gain (or loss)

• Tiredness/Fatigue

• Irritability

• Sleep problems

• Low libido

• Difficulty concentrating and memory loss

• Sensitivity to Cold Temperatures

• Depression

Many new patients of mine do not realize that their weight gain is a result of their thyroid not functioning properly. A simple blood test will alert me to a thyroid imbalance, and help us determine a treatment plan for you. In most situations, natural or Armour thyroid will get the thyroid back in balance so you will be much better equipped to accomplish your weight loss and fitness goals.

My Recommended Treatment would include:

Natural Thyroid Supplementation: Armour Thyroid or Natural Compounded Thyroid based on what your needs are. We would adjust your dosage until we find that your symptoms have resolved.

Thyroid Enhancing Vitamin Regimen

             -provides safe and effective glandular extracts to feed and fortify the thyroid
             -an essential trace element involved in most major metabolic pathways

By promoting your thyroid health and helping it to function as it should, your metabolism can work at its optimal level, thus enabling you to reach you weight loss goals!

If you found this article helpful, we would love to hear from you! Please comment below if you have any questions or comments.

Posted in: Hypothyroidism, Weight Loss

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