Did you know that many Americans struggle with thyroid issues? In fact, thyroid issues tend to go unchecked for all too many people. Your thyroid might be trying to tell you something.
Thyroid concerns can become serious. These are some of the signs you may need to have your thyroid checked.
You Notice Weight Changes
One of the first things you might spot is a fluctuation in your weight. If you have lost a lot of weight in spite of the fact that you are eating the same amount of food, or you are gaining weight in spite of the fact that you are working out and eating healthy, it might be your thyroid. Hormonal changes can impact your weight significantly, and the changes can be slower than you think to kick in.
You See Your Appearance Has Changed
Sometimes the changes you notice aren't necessarily about your weight. You might look paler, or you may have bags under your eyes. You might just not look like yourself because you are feeling and looking more tired. This can be a major sign that you have health issues.
Something Just Doesn't Feel Right
Often, people who have thyroid issues feel as if something just isn't right. You may realize that you feel a bit depressed or anxious. It's easy to feel like something in your body is just "off," even if you can't describe it.
You Feel Low Energy
Do you feel tired lately? Do you experience the kind of exhaustion that creeps in on you throughout the day? This could be a sign that your thyroid is not working correctly. Hormonal issues can impact your energy levels and leave you feeling listless throughout the day.
You Feel Warm
Do you ever feel feverish throughout the day, maybe even all day? Do you feel like your body is working hard, perhaps even overheating? Do you get hot flashes? It's easy to confuse the hot flashes of menopause with those related to thyroid issues, which means many women do not realize they have more serious health issues.
Consult With a Medical Professional
A doctor is a great tool at your disposal to spot thyroid issues and other things your body might be trying to tell you. If you need to address some of your medical issues, today is a great day to begin the process. Set up an appointment with a doctor today to learn more.Share
19 November 2020
My name is Katie Langer. For a long time, I was bed ridden and I felt like I had no control over my life. I simply went along with what was instructed by my doctor and I didn't ask questions. It wasn't that my doctor wasn't willing to work with me, but I preferred to simply not think about the illness I was suffering from. I didn't realize that some of the symptoms I was suffering from were side effects of my medication and were not normal. After communicating more with my doctor, I was able to alleviate my symptoms. Since then, I've taken an interest in patient-doctor relationships and how to improve them.