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Have you ever heard women in their thirties and forties talking about their metabolism slowing down? This is a common conversation when women have unexplained weight gain or are unable to lose weight no matter what they try.
One possible explanation could be underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland regulates many body functions including metabolism, growth and maturation of the human body. Metabolism is essential for weight loss.
If your weight gain or inability to lose weight is accompanied by any of the following symptoms it might be worth getting some lab work done to see if you are experiencing hypothyroidism.