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Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

Susan January 14, 2009 Obesity and related diseases, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle
Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

It’s the beginning of a new year, and Oprah Winfrey, like many others across the country, has made it a goal to lose weight this year. In a recent U.S. News and World Report article, Katherine Hobson talks about the nine lessons she picked up from Oprah’s “weight-battle defeat,” which the popular talk show host discussed on her show last week.

The lessons Hobson points out include things like how age can make it tougher to lose weight, the importance of strength training, and the idea of setting reasonable goals. But also worth noting is how Oprah, after taking a thyroid test because she had struggled so much with her weight, was diagnosed with thyroid problems.

A thyroid test is ideal for people who have experienced symptoms of thyroid problems, like gaining weight for no apparent reason or really struggling with your weight.

About the Thyroid Test

The Thyroid Test is considered one of the most important health tests out there, simply because of how critical the thyroid gland is. As a hormone factory in your throat, the thyroid gland is the metronome for all of the body’s cells. If there’s too much of the thyroid hormone, you could suffer from weak thighs and upper arms, frequent bowel movements and tension. On the other hand, too little thyroid hormone may cause one to experience exhaustion, depression, dry skin and hair loss.

HealthCheckUSA offers several thyroid tests. One is the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Test (TSH Test). This thyroid test determines thyroid status and analyzes the hormone production of your thyroid gland. The American Thyroid Association recommends adulst over the age of 35 order this thyroid test every five years.

If you have a family history of thyroid problems, or you think you may have a thyroid problem that’s keeping you from meeting your weight loss goals, order a thyroid test from HealthCheckUSA. You don’t need a prescription or a doctor’s visit to get one.

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