This Article is About
underactive thyroid gland
irritable bowel syndrome
floods of tears
eternal optimist
insult to injury
fatal consequences
overweight person
binging
diet plan
thyroid
diagnosis
Don't Be Fobbed Off With Ibs!
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Don\'t Be Fobbed Off With Ibs!

So you want to lose weight? If like me you have keyed some weight related words into a search engine you will have come up with about 200,000,000 results! Without even opening up any of the websites I can guarantee that they will all be saying pretty much the same thing.

If you eat less and diet more it stands to reason that you should lose weight, in fact it sounds so logical you can’t fault the idea. You can’t fault the logic if you are a normal overweight person. Unfortunately there are a huge number of people out there who just cannot lose weight. Try as they might they will never lose weight through normal diet and exercise.

Some of these people may have genuine problems with their glands, if you have an underactive thyroid gland you won’t lose weight.

I know exactly what it’s like to go for years and years asking the same old question. “Why can’t I lose weight?” I know how soul destroying it can be when you know you have followed the diet plan to the letter and you find at the end of the week that you haven’t lost a single pound.

I know how depressing it can be when you go to a slimming class and regardless of the fact that you have kept rigidly to the diet you don’t lose any weight and then to add insult to injury the dietician accuses you of binging on the quiet! I ran out of one such class in floods of tears.

For several years I was fobbed off with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). If you get this moist ridiculous diagnosis do not accept it. This is what Doctors tell you when they don’t know what’s really wrong with you and can’t be bothered to find out. In fact to accept this diagnosis could have fatal consequences.

When I was finally correctly diagnosed I looked it up on the internet and discovered that if I hadn’t been diagnosed the risk to my health was so serious, I could have died.

I also discovered that if I had been diagnosed sooner I wouldn’t have any of the related problems that I have now. However as the eternal optimist I always look on the bright side and console myself with the fact that after losing so much weight I look better than I did 20 years ago! So don’t just keep asking “Why can’t I lose weight?”


Street Talk

A silver lining in every cloud!

Reply
  about 9 years ago
You May Also Like
Chronic Exhaustion? You May Have An Underactive Thyroid Gland
Millions of people around the world suffer from hypothyroidism (better known as an underactive thyroid gland). Many people are totally unaware of their condition as the main symptom can be a general feeling of mental and physical tiredness that they attribute to their stressful or hectic lifestyles. How do I…
By: Helen Raymond in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Jun 05, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Treat And Cure Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism. What are the primary symptoms? How is it diagnosed and assessed by clinical psychologists? What are the physiological causes? What are the best treatments? Are there any particular beneficial nutritious diets? Are there any elimination diets? Over recent years hypothyroidism has emerged as one of the most misdiagnosed and…
By: John Steven Horvath in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Feb 11, 2013  
1
  Likes: 0

Take Care OF Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Over the last years, an increasing number of men and women have started feeling problems in their colon and they have discovered that they suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, also usually known by its acronym IBS. There are millions of people that suffer from this condition and it can really…
By: Marry Grace in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Apr 03, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

The Importance Of Support Groups for People With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (ibs)
You've been recently been diagnosed with IBS, after undergoing what seemed like every test know to man kind, so now what do you do? Your doctor tells you that he hates giving you your diagnosis, because he is as mystified as you as what he can do to help you.…
By: Linda14 in  Health and Fitness   May 28, 2012  
1
  Likes: 2

Supplements For IBS
Today I stumbled across an article talking about supplements for IBS. So we are on the same page, this stands for irritable bowel syndrome. The article was talking about a new product called RezVera. The product itself looks to be very well put together, is made with all natural products,…
By: Leroy in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 30, 2011  
2
  Likes: 1

Food Allergy Cure - What You Don't Know
Many people have food allergies and many people don't know it but it's killing them. Food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent in today's world. Nearly everywhere you look you can see signs in windows at bakeries, pizzerias, and any other kind of restaurant offering gluten free crusts, or…
By: Trevor4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Allergies   Aug 02, 2012  
0
  Likes: 4

Heartburn Relief Natural Remedies – Try Some Of These Remedies To Get Your Life Back!
One of the most popular heartburn relief natural remedies is the one known as Clown’s Mustard although it is also called Candy Tuft. It is sometimes referred to by its botanical names and it has several. These range from Iberis Amara to Iberis coronaria. Sometimes this is combined with other…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Heartburn and Acid Reflux   Nov 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Want To Live Longer? #15 Immunological Dysregulation Causing Your Noninfectious Disease
I know you have heard of probiotics and probably even prebiotics, but have you ever discussed your gut flora? What is a microbiome? It is all the genetic elements, including all the microbes, in their own environment, and all the reactions between them all, like in our gastrointestinal tract. What…
By: Sister Kaite in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Oct 28, 2012  
13
  Likes: 4

IBS An Inherited Condition?
Is IBS hereditary? That question popped into my head the other day after talking to my mother about my on going frustrations with my IBS. She was telling me that she, herself had problems with her stomach, and so did my grandmother. Why this had never been mentioned before, was…
By: Linda14 in  Health and Fitness   Jun 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 2

Fibromyalgia And the Role Of Brain Chemicals: Are Chemical Imbalances Making Your Symptoms Worse?
It is estimated that some five million American adults have fibromyalgia. Most of those people are women. Now experts have started to give some explanations to this frustrating often complex condition, believing that the symptoms are likely to be rooted in the way that the brain processes pain sensations. In…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Pain Management   May 18, 2012  
5
  Likes: 3

Let Them Eat Lettuce
In the time of Marie Antoinette she sat in her Palace and said of the French Peasants when they couldn’t afford to buy bread “Let them eat cake”. Today we have diet and exercise ‘experts’ sitting in their ivory towers telling the whole world that if you are overweight, obese…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Sep 01, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Nothing Left to Eat
Food allergies aren't always found in children, and sometimes children don't grow out of their food allergies. Sometimes, food allergies are found in adults and those adults don't grow out of them; they grow into them, and they continue to get worse until they have nothing left to eat. In…
By: Trevor4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Allergies   Aug 07, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Skinny Body Big Stomach--tips To Reduce Your Stomach
Some people just have excess weight all over, but what about if you're one of those people who have a skinny body and a big stomach? If you have a figure like this, skinny body big stomach and want to do something about it, then read on. This big stomach…
By: Len Cecchetto in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   May 04, 2011  
5
  Likes: 48

The GI System And the Alternative
Let's now look at the Complementary and Alternative Medicine digestion approach. The GI or Gastrointestinal tract, is a tube of about twenty five to thirty feet long. It consists of the mouth or oral cavity, pharynx / throat, esophagus / food pipe, in the upper body from the mouth to…
By: Osteosport in  Health and Fitness  >  Heartburn and Acid Reflux   Jun 30, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

The Multiple Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been hailed as a miracle oil by Pacific Islanders for centuries. The healing properties are amazing and coconut oil is finally getting its well deserved recognition in Western medicine. Researchers and physicians are discovering that coconut oil:• Is a potent antiviral that has been clinically shown to…
By: heather in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Nov 01, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Article Views: 1567    Report this Article