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I keep hearing about the thyroid gland context with overweight and in extreme cases obesity

Connection between Hypothyroidism and Weight Gain

I keep hearing about the thyroid gland context with overweight and in extreme cases, obesity. I’d love to know what the connection between them is?

hypothyroidiam and metabolism

Answer:

Hypothyroidism (thyroid) secretes the hormones thyroxine and T3. These hormones are responsible for the body’s basic metabolic rate, and in other words – the energy needed for routine maintenance of the body at rest, the operation of the respiratory muscles, liver and kidney operation, blood flow, and more. As your body is a bigger “spender”, meaning has faster metabolism – it requires more energy to maintain the above specified actions. Since weight gain and obesity is a caloric imbalance which means you enter more energy than use, increased metabolism results in using more energy that can contribute to weight loss or alternatively in cases of decreased metabolism – obesity.

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