Sunday, June 7, 2009

The relation between weight and thyroid

What we eat should be converted into energy for a normal and healthy life, in a hypothyroidism, due to paucity of hormones, the energy conversion is reduced. Hence fat accumulation and weight increase are very common in hypothyroid patients. Once diagnosed and treated, however, the supplemented thyroid hormones tune up the metabolic system and hence the excess weight will be reduced. In hypothyroidism, the hormones are in excess. So they burn out the energy more than required, resulting in heavy loss of weight. Some patients even lose10 kilos in just a month or 2. Thus, weight and stamina are two main criteria in thyroid evaluation.

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