But if you're already doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight -- or are even gaining it -- you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here, some possible weight-loss blockers -- and how to get the help you need. A Sluggish Thyroid Your thyroid gland makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy. An underactive thyroid hypothyroidism disrupts your metabolism, as well as many other aspects of your health. Some estimate that as many as 10 percent of adults have hypothyroidism, which is more common in women and is most often diagnosed in the 40s and 50s.
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Many women in their reproductive years experience transient physical and emotional changes around the time of their period. However, for a certain group of women, these symptoms can be disabling and may cause significant disruption in their lives. Premenstrual Syndrome, commonly referred to as PMS, is a broad term that typically refers to a general pattern of physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms occurring weeks before and remitting with the onset of menses. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMDD is a more severe form of Premenstrual Syndrome characterized by significant premenstrual mood disturbance, often with prominent mood reactivity and irritability. Symptoms of PMDD can emerge weeks preceding menses and typically resolve with the onset of menses.