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The Side Effects of a Fast Metabolism

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: October 5, 2020
The Side Effects of a Fast Metabolism

A fast metabolism is often treated as a blessing, as it allows you to manage your weight while still eating all that you want. Actually, metabolism is the process in which body converts food that we eat into energy that we required throughout the day. People having fast metabolism tend convert food into energy much more quickly than people with slow metabolism. But fast metabolism often comes with its own side effects as well. Read this oneHOWTO article to learn about the side effects of a fast metabolism.

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  1. Extreme weight loss
  2. Increased body heat
  3. More hungry all the time
  4. Frequent menstruation with increased intensity
  5. Bowel movements with increased frequency
  6. More discharge
  7. Side effects of hyperthyroidism

Extreme weight loss

People with fast metabolism can experience extreme weight loss, and remain thin for their entire life time. They find it difficult to maintain their weight, and have to work harder to stop losing pounds. With fast metabolism, people need substances to allow metabolic chemical processes to take place in their bodies. But no matter how big they eat, their body does not get enough fuel to keep up with the so fast metabolic reactions. As their body uses all of the foods that they eat, they experience extreme weight loss very often. People with fast metabolism trying to gain weight should take healthy fat and high protein diets, and increase their strength training through building muscle mass and weight lifting or the person may face serious cardiovascular problems in the future.

The Side Effects of a Fast Metabolism - Extreme weight loss

Increased body heat

Another of the side effects of a fast metabolism, is that the metabolic reactions in the person's body take place very fast, due to which more heat is constantly generated inside. Although the amount of heat is extremely small, it gets accumulated over time and increases the temperate of your body overall. Such people have a higher normal body temperature, and sweat more than others. While working out in the gym or while climbing up a cliff, they end up drenching their clothes completely in sweat.

More hungry all the time

Because the food they eat keeps digesting quickly, they need more food to keep going. Therefore, people with fast metabolism need a constant supply of food to fuel their body and allow the metabolic reactions to take place. If they don’t get enough food as per their body requirement, they will end up losing extreme weight and contracting diverse health related issues. Foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, tofu, chicken and fish keep you fuller for longer, thus satiate your need for constant supply of fuel.

The Side Effects of a Fast Metabolism - More hungry all the time

Frequent menstruation with increased intensity

Girls with a fast metabolism tend to start their menstruation very early in age. Once they start, they see it more frequently than their friends, that too with much more bleeding, pain and discomfort during the periods.

Bowel movements with increased frequency

Individuals with slow metabolism go for just one poop in a couple of days, but those with fast metabolism have to go every 3-4 hours. You need to go to the washroom almost every time you eat or drink something.

The Side Effects of a Fast Metabolism - Bowel movements with increased frequency

More discharge

If you are a woman, you will have so much vaginal discharge during ovulation time that you will need to change your undies every few hours. If you are a man, you will have much more amount of ejaculation discharge than others with slow or normal metabolism. Instead of a handkerchief or a tissue paper, you may in fact need a full beach towel to clear things up.

Side effects of hyperthyroidism

Among the causes of a fast metabolism, there is hyperthyriodism, as this is one of the symptoms of this disease. So, if you are experiencing rapid heart rates, fatigue and nervousness your fast metabolism may be a symptom of hypertyroidism.

The Side Effects of a Fast Metabolism - Side effects of hyperthyroidism

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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