Thousands and thousands of individuals have losing weght and do not recognize that their thyroid gland may be the explanation of the predicament. Since the thyroid gland regulates your metabolism trying to lose weight without having a normally function gland is impossible. Here are a number of simple tactics to see if you might have a slow thyroid gland as a explanation of your weight loss difficulties.

Step 1: Check Your Symptoms To Discover If Your Thyroid Could Possibly Be Low
The most frequent warning sign I discover is “fatigue.” If you are getting eight hours of sleep a night and you slowly but surely develop unusual fatigue generally linked with fat gain or failure to shed the fat, you need to have your thyroid examined. Here are a few of the symptoms of reduced thyroid.
1. Difficulty losing bodyweight, weight gain, difficulty keeping the weight loss
2. Dry skin, eczema, many skin infections
3. Coarse hair, hair receding
4. Constipation
5. Cold intolerance
6. Fatigue, loss of energy, worn out on a regular basis without having reason
7. Swelling of face, goiter in neck
8. High cholesterol levels on blood profile
9. Carpal tunnel syndrome
10. Swollen shins
11. Brittle fingernails
12. Poor memory, difficulty concentrating, mind fog
13. Irregular menstrual period in most women, loss of sexual drive, early menopause
14. Loss of hair on the outside of the eye brows

Step 2: Have a Look in a Mirror and Check Out If You've Got the Signs of a Slow Thyroid; What Might You Look Like if You’re Thyroid is Functioning Slowly?

It's likely you have an inexplicable low blood pressure and a sluggish pulse rate. Your face looks puffy particularly beneath the eye lids. The outer ½ of your eye brow is absent and the eye brows will be thin. You skin might look pasty, yellow and feel very dried out and rough. Your finger tips and toes might be cold, especially when others are warm. You might have a goiter (inflammation of thyroid). Your fingernails or toenails are fragile and break apart effortlessly.

Step 3. You Can Do Your Own Basal Temperature Test to Discover If You May Well Have a Lower Thyroid

More than 50 years ago a medical professional named Dr. Broda Barnes, stumbled upon out that a person can have a fairly accurate review of your thyroid gland function by measuring your basal body temperature which is simply your temperature on arising from sleeping prior to getting out of bed. Here is exactly how to perform the check:
At night time, shake down your glass thermometer - be sure that it is shaken down and below 95 degrees. (digital thermometers are not as precise). Next day, on waking up, set the thermometer under your arm with the bulb in the armpit with absolutely no clothing between it and the armpit. Leave it there for Ten minutes. After ten minutes, take the thermometer out and examine it, writing down the result right away. (On waking, most people don't think clearly and may well forget the reading). This is known as your Early AM Basal Temperature and the "normal" must be between 97.8 and 98.2. The reading taken by armpit is somewhat lower and somewhat more accurate than by mouth. Do it again every other day for a week. If you are having your menstruation period hold out until the Second or third day. Men and women with normal thyroid function will have basal temperatures more than 97.8 degrees.
If you have symptoms and bodily signs as well as a low body temperature the likely hood is high of an underactive thyroid gland producing your weight problem. You need to have to see your medical practitioner and have him perform a TSH check.

This will confirm your hunch that your thyroid gland is producing your weight reduction difficulties.

Author's Bio: 

Richard Lipman M.D, board certified endocrinologist, internist & weight loss expert has treated tens of thousands of adults, children and families with weight & metabolic disorders. He is the author 4 new diet books including
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