Did you know, that many women have thyroid problems, but most do not even know how to recognize them?
The thyroid gland is in the form of a butterfly, located in the neck and known as the main gland responsible for metabolism, so when it does not work, it affects almost all aspects of your health.
The main problem is that most people underestimate symptoms and could not turn to timely treatment, which eventually leads to obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, infertility and more.
Here are some of the most common signs that you might have a thyroid problem:
Muscle and joint pain. Pain in the muscles and joints, weakness in the hands and tenderness of tingling of the carpal tunnel on the hands.
Discomfort in the neck area as well as its increase – a feeling of swelling in the neck, discomfort when wearing a polo or a tie.
Changes with skin and hair. Hair often becomes fragile, brittle and dry when it begins to fall easily.
The skin can become rough, dry and scaly.
Intestinal problems – severe or prolonged diarrhea or constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
Menstrual disorders and fertility problems – periods of intense and frequent pain or periods of shorter, mild and less painful pain. Infertility can also be associated with thyroid problems.
Case in the family. If you have kinship problems with the thyroid, you are at a higher risk of illness.
Cholesterol problems – high cholesterol, especially when it does not respond to diet, exercise or cholesterol lowering drugs.
Depression and anxiety. Depression or anxiety, including the sudden onset of panic disorder, may be symptoms of thyroid disease.
Changes in weight. Unexplained changes and weight problems may be signs of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Fatigue – The feeling of fatigue when you wake up or not the ability to work all day without sleep may be symptoms of thyroid problems.