Bea Alonzo revealed she has developed hypothyroidism, adding that it’s the reason behind her weight gain.
In her YouTube vlog published on Saturday, April 22, the actress said: “Aside from having PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), I recently was diagnosed with hypothyroidism so that’s the reason behind my gaining weight.”
According to John Hopkins Medicine, PCOS is “a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in small amounts.” It can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, infertility, and weight gain, among others.
Hypothyroidism, meanwhile, is “when the thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones to meet your body’s needs.” The National Institutes of Health stated its symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, slowed heart rate, dry skin or hair, and heavy or irregular menstrual periods.
“I’m trying to address it now by working out, by dieting, and taking meds for it and supplements. So, wish me luck, sana matapos na siya,” Bea said.
“So sa mga nagsasabi diyan, bakit ang taba na daw ni Bea, ‘yun po ‘yung reason. Pasensya na po kayo,” she added.
Aside from Bea, Angel Locsin previously opened up about battling hypothyroidism. Singer Moira Dela Torre also revealed she had the same condition but said she has been cleared of it in March this year.