Thyroid is becoming more common problem in women across the globe, but the majority doesn’t know it yet. Awareness avoids the ill effects of the disease. Here are some must know signs and symptoms of thyroid.
The thyroid gland is the master gland of metabolism. If thyroid doesn’t function, it can affect every aspect of your health, and in particular, weight, depression and energy levels.
Signs / Symptoms
1. Swelling in the neck
2. Aches and pains in muscles and joints.
3. Severe hair loss
5. Depression or anxiety
6. Sudden weight changes
7. Heavier, more frequent and more painful periods
8. Lighter or infrequent menstruation
9. Infertility and recurrent miscarriage.
10. High cholesterol levels
11. Feeling exhausted
12. Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
People with a family history of thyroid/autoimmune disease, you are at a higher risk of having a thyroid problem. Thyroid if not diagnosed properly can increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a host of other symptoms and health problems.
Disease conditions of thyroid gland:
4. Thyroid Nodules
5. Thyroid Cancer
7. Autoimmune Hashimoto’s Disease
8. Autoimmune Graves’ Disease
Consult a doctor immediately for an early diagnose and treatment. Even after consulting a physician, do not stop the medication abruptly. Do not wait for the last minute to get medication refills. Avoid drinking coffee.
In women’s life, a period when hypothyroidism is more common is after having a baby. Thyroid related diseases frequently appear during and after periods of great stress. Thyroid experts suggest everyone should have thyroid testing at 35 years of age, and every several years thereafter.