Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Dysfunction

Here are some of the most common signs that you may have a thyroid problem:

10. Muscle and Joint Pains – Aches and pains in your muscles and joints, weakness in the arms and a tendency to develop carpal tunnel in the arms/hands.

9. Neck Discomfort or Enlargement – A feeling of swelling in the neck, discomfort with turtlenecks or neckties.

8. Hair and Skin Changes – Hair frequently becomes brittle, coarse and dry, while breaking off and falling out easily. Skin can become coarse, thick, dry, and scaly. To learn more visit: “How to Stop Hair Loss in Women”

7. Bowel Problems – Severe or long-term constipation and diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome.

6. Menstrual Irregularities and Fertility Problems – Heavier, more frequent and more painful periods or shorter, lighter and infrequent periods. Infertility can also be associated with thyroid problems.

5. Family History – If you have a family history of thyroid problems, you are at a higher risk of having a thyroid condition yourself.

4. Cholesterol Issues – High cholesterol, especially when it is not responsive to diet, exercise or cholesterol-lowering medication

3. Depression and Anxiety – Depression or anxiety, including sudden onset of panic disorder, can be symptoms of thyroid disease.

2. Weight Changes – Unexplained weight changes and issues can be signs of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

1. Fatigue – Feeling exhausted when you wake up or being unable to function all day without a nap can be signs of thyroid problems.

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