Skip Nav
Fitness Gear
20 Incredible Fitness Gifts You'll Never Guess Cost Less Than $10
Gifts For Men
Help the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life Chill Out and Gift Them Some Sloth Gear
Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Second Kidney Transplant 2018
Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Her Second Kidney Transplant: "It's a Really Helpless Feeling"
Fitness Gear
21 Cute and Cozy Workout Clothes to Keep You From Freezing This Winter
How to Consume Cannabis
Marijuana
The Basics of Consuming Cannabis — For Total Rookies

Missy Elliott Weight Loss

Missy Elliott Shows Off Her Dramatic Weight Loss

After some time out of the spotlight, Missy Elliott showed off her svelte frame during a performance at Alexander Wang's launch party, but her reported 70-pound weight loss wasn't for the number on the scale — it was for her health. In 2008, Missy was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid and causes your body's metabolism to go into overdrive.

Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, when your body makes too much thyroid hormone, which is responsible for regulating mood, weight, and energy levels. Symptoms of Grave's disease include fatigue, weight loss, irregular periods, loss of muscle control, mood swings, and hair loss. Doctors aren't sure what causes Grave's disease, but they believe it's a combination of genes and environmental factors. It is most common in women under the age of 40.

When Missy was diagnosed, her situation was so severe she was forced to turn to radiation treatment and medication for relief. In 2011, however, Missy told People that under her doctor's supervision she was off medication and "completely managing the condition through diet and exercise." While her unfortunate diagnosis was a major reason Missy committed to a healthier lifestyle, we're thrilled to that see she's doing so well. Now, we're just hoping for a new album . . .

Image Source: Getty
From Our Partners
How to Lose Weight With a Slow Metabolism
How to Be Successful on WW
Simone Biles' Quotes on Anxiety on Good Morning America 2018
Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Second Kidney Transplant 2018
Halle Berry Ab Exercises
What's the Best Diet For Long-Term Weight Loss?
Jennifer Aniston Talks About Boxing on Ellen DeGeneres Show
How Does Weight Loss Affect Your Metabolism?
Reasons You've Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau
Keto Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
How to Lose Water Weight
John Krasinski Talks Working Out With Dwayne Johnson
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds