Dr. Oz: Thyroid Gland Can Make It Difficult To Lose Weight
You’ve been dieting, exercising, and following Dr Oz’s suggestions to the tee, however, you still can’t seem to lose those unwanted pounds. In this segment, get your gloves ready. Dr Oz and an audience member show you the organ that may be prohibiting you from losing weight.
The Thyroid Gland: Many have heard of it but some would not recognize it if it fell from the sky and landed at your feet! The thyroid gland is a stem-like organ that is located in your neck. A malfunctioning thyroid may make it difficult for you lose to weight and to demonstrate this, Dr Oz pulled out a member of the audience to perform an experiment.
On one end of the stage was several clear jars containing “fat.” On the other end of the stage, Dr Oz set up one large glass jar. Dr Oz placed a tag titled “Metabolism” around the audience member’s neck. The audience member was given 10 seconds to dump as many of the little jars of “fat” as she could into the one large container. She emptied 4 jars.
Dr Oz then placed another tag around the audience member’s neck that was titled “Hypothyroidism” but, this time, Dr Oz attached a ball and chain and instructed her to now try to dump as many of the little jars of “fat” into the large jar. She barely made one.
This experiment demonstrated that with a normal thyroid gland, we are able to get rid of fat much quicker than if we have a malfunctioning thyroid gland. Some symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Extreme difficulty in losing weight
Dr Oz Hypothyroidism Tests:
3 Ways To Test For Hypothyroidism
1. Touch Check – Place your fingers below the Adams Apple and swallow. You should not be able to feel (or see) the thyroid unless there is a problem.
2. Eye Check – Look for swelling of the eyes or pale puffy eyelids as possible indicators of Hypothyroidism.
3. Hair Check – Excessive hair loss or dry and brittle hair are other signs of a thyroid problem.