Oct 26

10 Signs Your Thyroid Have Problems

Menstruation irregular and difficult children, increased or abnormal weight loss diet despite constant, : It is common to see signs of thyroid problems.

It is estimated that up to 59 million Americans having thyroid problem but did not know. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, acting executive metabolism. The thyroid gland is not working effectively can affect all aspects of health, and particularly in weight, depression levels and energy.


Thyroid malfunction can not be diagnosed significantly increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a range of other problems.

Here are some of the most common signs of thyroid prove you are having problems:

1. Pain in muscles and joints, weak arms, carpal tunnel syndrome

Aching muscles and joints, arm weakness and tend to develop carpal tunnel syndrome (hand numbness and atrophy), tarsal tunnel syndrome : can be symptoms of thyroid trouble problem.

2. Joint swelling

Feeling neck swelling, discomfort when wearing a high collar or tie, hoarse voice or swollen thyroid obvious signs of disease "goiter" - a sign that you are having thyroid problems .

3. Change the hair / skin

Hair and skin particularly vulnerable to thyroid abnormalities. If you suffer from hypothyroidism, hair often becomes brittle, coarse and dry, brittle, falling. Skin may become coarse, thick, dry and flaky. With hypothyroidism, you often lose hair on the outer edge of the eyebrow. With hyperthyroidism, you may have a serious hair loss, and skin may be sensitive, thin very quickly.

4. Intestinal Problems

Severe or long-term constipation often associated with hypothyroidism, while diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome associated with hyperthyroidism again.

5. Menstruation irregular and difficult child

When menstrual more, thicker frequency and pain, most likely related to the problem of hypothyroidism. Meanwhile, a shorter period, less, not more often related to problems with hyperthyroidism. Infertility may also be associated with the phenomenon of having thyroid problems.

6. Family history

If the family has a history of problems with your thyroid, you risk having this much trouble. You may not be interested in a thyroid problem or because people called endocrine problems or "goiter". So please pay attention to whenever people talk of endocrine glands, goiter or weight gain by having a hormonal problem - which is indirectly talking about thyroid.

7. Problem Cholesterol

High cholesterol, especially when not related to diet, exercise or medication cholesterol, this may be a sign of undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Abnormally low cholesterol levels may be a sign of hyperthyroidism.

8. Depression and anxiety

Depression or anxiety - including sudden panic disorder - can be a symptom of thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is often related to depression, while hyperthyroidism often accompanied by anxiety or panic attack. Depression is not cured by antidepressants may also be a sign of thyroid disorders go undiagnosed.

9. Weight changes

You may be eating a diet low in fat, low calorie and with a rigorous exercise program, but you do not reduce gram? Difficulty losing weight can be a sign of hypothyroidism. You can lose weight while eating the same amount as usual - or even reduce a lot of weight while eating more than usual, it is a sign of hyperthyroidism. Change unexplained weight may be due to thyroid problems you encounter.

10. Fatigue

Feeling tired when you wake up, feeling like 8 or 10 hours of sleep a night is not enough, and you can not work well during the day can be a sign of thyroid problems. (With hyperthyroidism, you may lose sleep at night cause fatigue during the day).