Did you know that thyroid hormone plays a key role in all processes of our bodies? The small gland located in the front of your neck is very important in regulating your body’s metabolic rate as well as your heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development and bone maintenance.
The thyroid gland is therefore responsible for the important task of growth and energy metabolism of the body. That’s why if the thyroid gland isn’t producing hormones effectively, you may experience a wide range of health problems.
If someone’s thyroid becomes overactive (hyperthyroidism) or under active (hypothyroidism) it can produce a wide range of confusing and disruptive symptoms.
Some early warning signs that you may be experiencing thyroid issues may include:
– unexplained sadness or depression
– bowel changes, including constipation
– neck or throat discomfort
– tiredness, feeling sluggish throughout the day
– sudden weight gain
– hair loss and dry skin
– loss of sexual interest
– muscle tightening or pain
– heart palpitations
– fuzzy head
– high blood pressure
The excellent video below outlines further details of the causes and symptoms of thyroid issues.
If you suspect you might have a thyroid problem, please consult your doctor, as early detection will help you get help and treatment!
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