If you are feeling tired and exhausted constantly and have had enough then keep reading. What about weak muscles, sore and achy joints, lack of concentration and focus and complete loss of memory. You may feel like you’ve had enough or even that you’re going loopy but there is a chance that you could be suffering from hypothyroidism. I hear you asking hypo-who?? Hypothyroidism is a malfunction of the thyroid gland which most people don’t even know exists. It is also known as under active thyroid.
When your thyroid gland is not producing enough of a certain hormone it can have a huge effect on your life. It may not sound like a very important thing but in actual fact it is such a imperative part of making your body function well. It is not heard of as much as other disorders but is quite possibly just as common as some of the other things that we hear about more commonly. It’s often not picked up on and symptoms are also often put down to being caused by something else as lots of them are so general and different for everyone.
Other symptoms include having dry skin, hair and nails. Brittle nails that are snapping all the time, hair that is dry and brittle and flaky or peeling skin is an annoyance to say the least. It can also be quite painful along with dry eyes and mouth. Heavy menstural periods for girls and women is another symptom that can be overlooked quite easily, expecially for those women who do have irregular periods. If you do suspect that some of your symptoms are caused by hypothyroidism it is important to go to your doctor and get checked out.
He will usually ask a series of questions relating to your health, history and lifestyle. From this he will determine if you need a blood test to make sure that your symptoms are, in fact, caused by hypothyroidism. You shouldnt have to wait too long for the results and then once this is confirmed your doctor will put you onto some hormone replacements. These are usually monitered for the first few months to see how your body reacts to different levels. This is so that the doctor can get the levels just right and allow you to feel at your best. From there a check up once a year is usually enought just to make sure you’re feeling well and adjust your hormone intake if necessary.
So don’t feel like you need to suffer through some of these symptoms. Even if you only have one, it is worth making yourself well so you can function properly. If hypothyroidism is left untreated for a long time it can cause problems and make you feel worse and worse. It is important that you feel balanced and good within yourself so you don’t begin to lack in areas of your life, whether it’s lagging at work, dragging your feet trying to keep up with the kids, not having any time for your partner or losing confidence because of your physical appearence.
One way in which you can take control of hypothyroidism is through your diet. The eBook below will teach you how to: