Are you becoming overweight suddenly although doing things correctly to lose weight?
Possibly this could be a thyroid problem with no symptoms.
Generally, if you have thyroid problem and working against losing weight then it would be something like trying to do exercise without energy, as the thyroid gland converts the food into energy. Any problem to the thyroid gland can stop or slows down the conversion process.
Actually, thyroid is a gland with a small butterfly shape and is located in the neck region just below the Adam’s apple. This gland produces the hormones required for the regulation of body’s metabolism.
The thyroid hormones play a vital role in regulating body energy, and in the growth and maturation of body tissues. Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4) are the major hormones that the thyroid gland produces.
For a healthy body, the thyroid produces adequate T3 and T4 hormones. When your thyroid produces too much hormones, then your heartbeat rate, blood pressure and metabolism all get faster.
However, if the production of hormones is too slow then your heartbeat rate, body temperature, and the metabolism becomes slow that hardly any calories are burned.
Actually, in medical terms, hyperthyroidism (Overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) describes the signs and related thyroid problem symptoms.
Remember that the terms “signs” and “symptoms” have different medical meanings. Signs are the things that your physician detects whereas symptoms are the problems that you practically notice or feel.
So, with hyperthyroidism, you may experience thyroid problem symptoms such as palpitations, fatigue, insomnia, breathlessness, nervousness, increased bowel movements, heat intolerance, light or absent menstrual periods.
Actually, with the increase in the hormone rate, the body’s metabolism will increase and you often feel very hot than that actually around you and gradually lose your weight although you eat more.
With hyperthyroidism, the thyroid problem symptoms, you may experience fatigue at the end of the day and also insomnia (sleeplessness or trouble sleeping).
You may develop shaking of the hands and palpitations (irregular heartbeat). With all these, you may become very irritable and get upset easily.
If hyperthyroidism becomes severe, then you may develop breathlessness, chest pain, and nervousness. Usually, hyperthyroidism, the thyroid problem symptom is so gradual that you may not experience until they become more severe.
In other words, this thyroid problem symptom may last for weeks or months before you completely experience that you are sick. In some cases, you may not experience this thyroid problem symptom and may just lose weight or become depress.
On the other hand, Hypothyroidism is a condition where your body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. This thyroid problem symptom appears so vague and severed that it is often misdiagnosed.
Actually, the thyroid problem symptoms are fatigue, weakness, weight gain or difficulty in losing weight, dry hair, rough pale skin, hair loss [Hair Loss Treatment], cold intolerance, muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches, constipation, depression [Symptoms of Depression], irritability, memory loss, no or abnormal menstrual cycles, and decreased libido.
Mostly, depression is often the first diagnosis. It is highly recommended for you to have a thyroid test when being treated for depression.