Oprah Thyroid News – On today’s show, the 53-year old superstar revealed the latest Oprah thyroid illness details to her rapt audience, disclosing that hypothyroidism has been causing her to gain weight and feel sluggish these past six months.

Oprah Winfrey thyroid illness

Basically, for Oprah thyroid problems have a link to menopause and she took the entire month of July off to rest and restore balance to her busy lifestyle.

Oprah Thyroid Weight Gain

On her show, Oprah’s illness – and the related weight gain pictured above – was the main topic. She addressed hypothyroidism with Dr. Christiane Northrup who espoused rest, good diet, and listening to your body.

Oprah and Dr. Christiane Northrup

After her thyroid problem was diagnosed, Oprah says she turned to a book she keeps next to her bed—Dr. Christiane Northrup’s “The Wisdom of Menopause”.

“I pulled out that book and realized that I was not alone. That 25 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women experience some kind of issue with their thyroid at some time and most women don’t know that that’s what it is.”

That’s why Oprah says she decided to share her story in the October 2007 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine.

Oprah Thyroid Illness Video

Oprah discloses her illness was behind her recent weight gain.

And that’s the latest Oprah thyroid news.