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Is it more difficult to loos weight when you have an under active thyroid?

By Anonymous January 11, 2012 - 2:22pm
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I have been dieting and i cannot loose the 2 stone i have put on

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Yes, hypothyroidism or an under active thyroid gland can cause you to gain weight and make losing weight difficult.

The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system and  plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism. With hypothyroidism, metabolism is slowed and you will not burn calories as well as someone with a normally functioning thyroid gland.

Are you currently being treated for hypothyroidism?


January 11, 2012 - 5:44pm
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