The Thyroid Gland and Your Weight

Thyroid Gland and Weight Loss The thyroid gland (or simply, the thyroid) is among the larger glands in the endocrine system.  The thyroid makes thyroid hormones, which control how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins and its sensitivity to other hormones.  These hormones regulate the rate of metabolism and affect the function of many of the body’s other processes.

Thyroid disease can affect how your body uses other hormones and its rate of metabolism.  Hyperthyroidism means that there is an elevated production of thyroid.  Many people with a hyperthyroid do experience weight loss, as well as increased blood pressure, negative effects on the nervous system, anxiety, irritability and lack of sleep.  Even though hyperthyroidism can cause weight loss, the many potentially serious affects of hyperthyroidism means that is should be treated immediately.

Hypothyroidism in common in the U.S. and Australia, which is a diminished production of thyroid often related to iodine deficiency or an autoimmune problem known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Within the United States, this is actually the most common cause of hypothyroidism.  Early symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, fatigue, depression, constipation, muscle cramps, insensitivity to cold and eventually shortness of breath and hair loss.  As hypothyroidism causes an imbalance of hormones and slows the rate of metabolism, weight gain is often an early and widely reported problem.  Those suffering from low thyroid production will have a more difficult time losing weight and will easily gain weight.

The Amino Diet is a low glycemic diet, specifically designed to help control your blood sugar and help regulate the endocrine system by balancing the hormones. Along with the Amino Diet plan, those dealing with thyroid conditions might consider taking our Endocrine boost Supplement. This Supplement is made with herbal adaptogens that work with the HPA Axis (Hypothalimus, Pituitary & Adrenal). It is designed to help regulate the glands and hormones in the Endocrine System; including adrenal and thyroid glands.

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