Apparently the thyroid can play a pretty huge part in your overall health.
Located in the front of the neck, the thyroid is responsible for producing hormones that maintain proper organ function.
It can also affect the speed at which other parts of the body, like the brain, heart, muscles and liver operate.
When the thyroid gland fails to make enough thyroid hormone, the body suffers hypothyroidism, and when left untreated can lead to depression, heart failure, or in severe cases, coma.
Here at the most common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism:
1. Weakness and fatigue.
2. Coarse, dry hair and dry, rough, pale skin.
3. Cold intolerance.
5. Muscle cramps and muscle aches.
6. Memory loss.
7. Abnormal menstrual cycles in women.
8. Depression and irritability.
But don’t panic if you have experienced some of these symptoms, because apparently everyone experiences hypothyroidism in different ways. For example, you could experience a combination of many of these symptoms, or none at all.
But to err on the side of caution, if you do experience some of the common symptoms, it’s probably best you speak to your doctor, just to be safe.
Hyperthyroidism can be diagnosed with a simple blood test and can easily be treated with a daily pill.
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