underactive thyroid symptoms in women

Metabolic Rate: Why (and How) You Should Increase It

Metabolic rate, or basal metabolic rate, is the energy—the number of calories—needed to perform basic body functions while the body is at rest.  Chances are, your basal metabolic rate is a lot lower than you might guess. A calculator at www.calculator.net/bmr-calculator.html gives you a basal metabolic rate, using the Mifflin-St. Joer … Read More

Underactive Thyroid Symptoms in Women Include Depression

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck that weighs less than one ounce. It produces two hormones: triodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones affect metabolism (the way the body uses energy), brain development, body temperature, muscle strength, skin tone, menstrual cycles, cholesterol levels, and weight gain. … Read More

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