How an Under Active Thyroid can Affect Your Overall Well Being
The condition in which your thyroid is under active is known as hypothyroidism and this is where the gland is not producing enough hormones. It has been reported that an incredible 10 percent of women could have some degree of this condition.
As you can see, millions of women all over the world could be suffering from this problem and not even realise it. It is a much more common condition than many people realise. There are some general symptoms that you can watch out for. Of course, these signs can be related to other ailments but they can be taken as a reasonably good guide. They include, but are not limited to…
1 - A degree of intolerance to cold
2 - A general feeling of weakness, fatigue and lethargy
3 - Constipation
4 - Difficulty in losing weight and even weight gain
5 - Dry and rough skin
6 - Dry or coarse hair and even hair loss
7 - Feeling on edge or irritable
8 - Loss of memory
You can understand how this small butterfly shaped gland can affect your health both physically and mentally. You may find that you could have one, some or any combination of these symptoms. It may sound obvious but if you are in any doubt about the general health of your thyroid then a visit to your doctor or physician could, and probably should, be in order. Hypothyroidism can sometimes be diagnosed via a straightforward blood test although other times the condition may prove a little more difficult to detect.