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Friday, April 15, 2016
The thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland in the neck, can have a dramatic impact on many bodily functions. If you are a woman over 35 years, the chances of thyroid disorder, according to some estimates, are higher than 30 percent.
10. Pain in the muscles and joints
Pain in the muscles and joints, and weakness in the arms may be symptoms of thyroid problems.
9. Discomfort in the neck
The feeling that you swollen throat, hoarse voice and visibly enlarged thyroid gland may be signs that you have a thyroid disease.
8. Changes in the hair and skin
Hair and skin are particularly sensitive to thyroid disease. Hair loss is often associated with thyroid problems. If your hair is falling or is brittle, coarse and dry hair can be a sign that you have hypothyroidism. The skin often becomes coarse, dense and dry. Often there is a decline in the outer edge of the eyebrow.
7. Problems with the intestines
Heavy and prolonged constipation is often associated with hypothyroidism, as well as diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
6. Irregular menstruation
Heavy and painful periods are often associated with hypothyroidism, as well as the current period. Infertility may also be associated with diseases of the thyroid.
5. Family history
If you have a family history of thyroid problems, you have a higher risk of thyroid disease. Pay attention to any stories of glands, goiter or weight gain in the family.
4. Problems with cholesterol
If you have high cholesterol despite being careful with diet, exercise or taking medication to lower cholesterol, it can be a sign of hypothyroidism. Unusually low levels of cholesterol can also be a sign of hyperthyroidism.
3. Depression and Anxiety
Depression or anxiety – including sudden panic attack – may be symptoms of thyroid disease. Hyperthyroidism is often associated with anxiety or panic attacks. If you are depressed or even drink antidepressants, it may be a sign that you suffer from thyroid disease.
2. Change in weight
If you exercise and watch your intake of fat in the body, and cannot lose weight, it is a sign of thyroid problems. Problems with weight loss can be a sign of hypothyroidism. Unexplained weight changes may be signs of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Feeling exhausted when you wake up, feeling as if the 8 hours of sleep are not enough and that you cannot work during the day, can be a sign of thyroid problems.