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Recognizing Common Symptoms Of Thyroid Disease

It’s estimated that as many as 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority are unaware. Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. This gland makes thyroid hormone that travels in your blood to all parts of your body. The thyroid hormone controls your body’s metabolism in many ways, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats.

When your thyroid doesn’t function, it can affect every aspect of your health, and in particular, weight, depression and energy levels. Undiagnosed, thyroid problems can dramatically increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a host of other symptoms and health problems.

Common Symptoms:
Weight struggles
Energy Issues (low or high)
Sleep problems
Mood swings
Appetite (high or low)
Digesting Issues
Female fertility/hormone irregularities
Joint pain
High cholesterol
Irregular body temperature

Of course, not everyone experiences all of these symptoms. The good news is that if identified, thyroid problems can be repaired. If you feel like any number of these symptoms effect you, contact your doctor immediately. They will run a thyroid Elisa kit blood test to identify any issues. Often time’s thyroid function can be recovered and restored with natural methods like stress reduction, diet, herbs, and supplements. Other times, medications are needed long-term. But in either case, treatment will help you feel like yourself again.