Does any person know what the indicators of thyroid difficulties are?

Query by WV Prepper: Does anybody know what the signs and symptoms of thyroid problems are?
My sister informed me see was possessing blood operate accomplished simply because her medical doctor thinks her indicators may be discussed by a thyroid difficulty. What are some typical signs? She says one of her symptoms is her hair slipping out. I can’t discover anything at all about that symptom as relevant to thyroid problems!

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Reply by NoWorries
Wy spouse had a thyroid difficulty and thinning hair was the outward sign of it, at the very least in her predicament. Constantly getting drained could also be another symptom.

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  1. I’ve lived with hypothyroidism for over 30 years.

    By the loss of her hair it sounds as though she has joined the club of hypothyroidism patients. Rest assured that treatment options are very available, not all that expensive and you’ll see results in about 3-4 weeks. If she is hypothyroid (underactive) she will be prescribed levothyroxine, a hormone replacement for the thyroid.

    check out this link, I think it explains both sides, hypo and hyper, pretty well.:

  2. impurrfect10

    That is definitely a symptom. The symptoms depend on whether the thyroid is over active or under active. These are some other signs to watch for:
    1.weight loss or gain
    4.intolerance to heat or cold
    5. dry skin
    6.sleep disturbances
    7.irritability problems
    There are many more more involved symptoms

  3. The thyroid gland, which is in your neck, sets the rate at which you produce energy from your body’s stores by the release of thyroid hormones.

    If you’re producing too much hormone, and the gland is overactive, you’re said to be hyperthyroid. You’ll have too much energy, lose weight, feel warm and may have symptoms such as palpitations.

    There are many causes of an overactive thyroid and you may need blood tests and scans to find out what’s responsible.

    The most common reason is when your body’s defences falsely recognise your own tissue as an invader and begin to attack it. This is called autoimmune disease and it stimulates the thyroid to produce more hormones.

    If you have a cyst or growth in the thyroid, it may also produce too much hormone.

    Hyperthyroidism symptoms may include:

    weight loss
    rapid heartbeat
    excessive sweating
    heat intolerance
    muscle weakness
    irregular periods

    If your thyroid is underactive – not producing enough hormone – you’ll have too little energy and will feel slow, tired and lethargic. You’ll become hypothyroid.

    Again, there are many causes, but for some it seems to be part of the ageing process. Hypothyroidism is especially common in women after the menopause. Look for the following symptoms:

    exhaustion, tiredness, sleep problems
    difficulty concentrating or remembering
    weight gain
    dry hair, skin and nails
    depression or anxiety
    poor libido
    breathlessness and swelling of feet
    cold intolerance
    face swelling and puffy eyes
    in women, heavy periods

    How many people are affected?
    Hyperthyroidism affects up to one in 50 people and is ten times more common in women than in men. It can occur at any age but is most common between the ages of 20 and 50.

    Hypothyroidism is ten times more common in women than in men and usually occurs over the age of 40.

    What’s the treatment?
    It’s difficult to prevent thyroid illness. Hypothyroidism is treated with thyroid hormone medication. Treatment of hyperthyroidism may involve medication to reduce the production of thyroid hormone, radioactive iodine therapy or a thyroidectomy (removal of part of the thyroid gland).

    This article was last medically reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks in July 2006