Many people equate a lower weight with better health. So when there is weight loss, even if it is unexplained, they instinctively believe that they are becoming healthier. But have you considered that your unexplained weight loss could be unhealthy? When weight loss is unexplained, unplanned, and accompanied by other symptoms such as anxiety, hyperactivity, fatigue, insomnia, muscle weakness, or heart palpitations, you could be suffering from hyperthyroidism, also known as an overactive thyroid. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland above your collarbone. It produces hormones that control the rate of the activities in your body. With an overactive thyroid, your body gets more hormones than it needs. This means that your heart beats faster, and burns calories faster. Hyperthyroidism can lead to a number of health complications that affect your heart, eyes, bones, skin, and more. So the next time you step on the scales and realise you’ve lost weight despite eating more, don’t get too happy about it. A healthy body isn’t just about your body weight. It’s also about how you feel.