11 Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem

Posted at April 30, 2016 by Ava Wynne on category Health

 

I don’t know about you, but sometimes my life is crazy as hell – hectic, drumming up the sensation of a merry go round, and at the end of the day I feel like I can barely kick my shoes off. Many women if not most are fatigued, stressed, and can begin to feel burnt out. That’s to be expected with our hustle and bustle culture and our busy, full days.

Are you part of the 40 percent suffering with low thyroid?

But what if it’s more to it than that? What if your fatigue never goes away? What if your brain is in a constant state of fog? What if you never feel like – normal, or healthy, or rejuvenated? Like you’re a cute but sad little puppy? Or like you’re constantly spinning your wheels? And what if no matter what you do you just feel like sh*t?

Cute sad puppy

Don’t be like me and think, “Noo, that could never be my problem”.

According to the United States National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health an estimated 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease and 13 million go undiagnosed each year. If I haven’t bummed you out yet then let me try again. The risk of thyroid disease increases as you age and women are seven times more likely to have thyroid issues than men.

There’s always a solution to a problem but first you must know the problem

Cheer up my people, there’s good news. No way would I bum you out with facts and just leave you hanging’. Don’t waste years of good, vibrant, health (like I did) and not figure out the problem. If you’re struggling with fatigue, or brain fog, and to feel more vibrant and you think you’re doing everything right but still feel like crap, please please get your thyroid checked. The good news is thyroid disease is very treatable and can be easily diagnosed, often times with just a simple blood test. Yet women need to know some of the most common signs, (and I had a few of them), so here they are:

  1. Sluggishness
  2. Fatigue
  3. Coarse or dry hair or skin
  4. Constipation
  5. Irritability
  6. Depression
  7. Weakness
  8. General feeling of malaise or not feeling right
  9. Trouble sleeping
  10. Weight changes (can’t lose weight or consistent weight loss)
  11. Brain fog or the inability to think clearly

These are some of the most common symptoms but there can be others as well. Typically these symptoms address the condition of hypothyroidism but can also be symptoms of hyperthyroidism as well. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms on the regular and nothing you do seems to be work, I’d say it’s time to give your health care practitioner a call and have your thyroid checked.



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