Low thyroid (also called hypothyroidism) are common problems that affect many Americans. It is estimated that over 30 million Americans suffer from a thyroid disorder. Unfortunately, at least half of all Americans have not been diagnosed.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck which regulates many bodily functions. Women in their mid-thirties are particularly susceptible to a thyroid disorder.
The thyroid creates thyroid hormone (TH) which controls areas like the metabolism, body’s temperature and heartbeat. When the thyroid becomes under-active, (hypothyroid) it produces too little TH. The cause of thyroid problems can be any number of reasons: stress, environment, autoimmune attack, pregnancy, diet deficiencies, etc.
Low Thyroid Indicators To Watch For
- Lack of Energy
- Feelings of Depression
- Erratic Sleeping Patterns
- Dry Skin
- Absentmindedness or Fuzzy-Thinking
- Low Libido
- Longer Periods
- Tingling, Numbness or Pain in Arms, Legs, Feet or Hands
- Unpredictable Bowels
- Feeling Cold/Chills
- High Blood Pressure
- Unexplained Weight Gain
- Hair Loss and Brittle Nails
- Trouble Getting Pregnant
- High Cholesterol
The symptoms above are general indicators that a hypothyroid problem may exist. Only a doctor can determine with certainty that treatment is necessary for hypothyroidism.
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