Hypothyroidism is a disease that affects about 57% of women in a total of 8% of the world population. Because it is so common, many doubts arise about its main symptoms. After all, does it have any objective relation to the weight of our body? Does hypothyroidism get fat or weight loss?
Hypothyroidism becomes fat or thin
Hypothyroidism has gained a lot of attention in the media in recent years because it is supposedly related to the weight gain of some athletes and celebrities. This arouses the curiosity of many people, including those who have recently been diagnosed.
Therefore, in the following text we will devote ourselves to clarifying the most common issues in the relation of hypothyroidism to the health of our body! Be sure to check:
What is Hypothyroidism? What are the main symptoms?
Hypothyroidism is a disease that affects the thyroid, a gland of great importance for the functioning of various organs of our body, such as the brain and kidneys, for example.
In essence, it is a disease caused by the fall in production of the hormones T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) by the thyroid.
But how do you know if you have hypothyroidism or not?
Always remembering that the diagnosis should be made by a highly qualified medical specialist, but it is important to keep an eye on some of its main symptoms.
These symptoms include:
· Crises of depression and anxiety;
· Low tolerance to falls at room temperature;
· Chronic fatigue;
· Loss of moisture from the skin.
· Among others that may manifest themselves with lesser or greater intensity.
What causes hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is most commonly caused by an inflammation in the thyroid.
This inflammation is called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and it is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body sees the gland as an external element and starts to produce antibodies to fight it.
Or, it can be a disease caused by some type of deficiency during the gestation process. In this case, the child is already born with the malformed thyroid.
One of the main causes of hypothyroidism worldwide is iodine deficiency in the body. Interestingly in Brazil we do not suffer from this evil, since iodine is, by law, compulsorily included in the salt we consume.
Does hypothyroidism get fat or lose weight?
That said, we can return to the central question of our article: what is the effective impact of hypothyroidism on the body? Does he Weight Gain or Weight Loss?
The answer is that hypothyroidism does not directly initiate the process of fattening, but it is related to some degree with weight gain, by a series of factors related to the symptoms that we presented previously.
Depression and anxiety, for example, generate, as the body's automatic response, various compulsive behaviors, such as overeating and consumption of poor quality foods.
This compulsive feeding is accompanied by a decrease in the metabolism generated by the hormonal insufficiency of the disease.
The body then processes a smaller amount of calories and accumulate fats in some strategic regions, such as the abdomen, for example.
As a consequence, people diagnosed with hypothyroidism have a tendency to gain weight during illness if not properly followed up by a trained professional.
Posted on June 28, 2018 at 07:25 PM