Thyroid: A Gland That Can Be Accompanied by Serious Matters That Tend to Be Ignored by Doctors

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The thyroid is a gland that is shaped like a butterfly which can be located in the center of one’s neck. When it comes to one’s metabolism, it’s the central gland of it, and it plays both minor and major roles in each one of one’s bodily functions.

At the moment, according to Dr. Amy Myer, New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and leader of Functional Medicine, it’s estimated that there are about twenty-five million individuals in the United States suffering from a thyroid issue.

Ninety percent of every thyroid imbalance is diagnosed as under-active (hypothyroidism). The symptoms are vague; therefore, a meaningful percentage of doctors tend to just spend a couple of minutes searching for the cause of their patient’s complaint.

Being aware of the symptoms that can become present when suffering from a thyroid issue can be of great help when it comes to having a discussion with your doctor about the possibility that you might be suffering from a condition related to this gland.

Symptoms of Thyroid Problem

1. Mood swings, anxiety, or depression

2. Always tired, even when getting 8 hours of sleep

3. Hormone imbalance, such as irregular periods or low sex drive

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4. Weight gain or not being able to lose weight

5. Cold hands and feet

6. Constipation

7. Muscle or joint pain

8. Dry skin, brittle nails, or lose of hair

9. Snoring or neck swelling

10. loss of memory or brain fog

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