In most cases, if we feel not very good, we make excuses: "it's just I perished", "I just allergies," or "old age is not joy". Sometimes it really is. But more often than we expect, any innocent malaise may point to serious medical problems. That's why it's so important to pay attention to your body's signals. Especially in the signals from our thyroid gland.
It is such a small gland in the throat that is responsible for the production of a special hormone that regulates metabolism, temperature and pulse. If it is faulty, it usually entails one of two problems: either the gland becomes overactive and produces too much of this hormone, or, on the contrary, it runs sluggish, and we feel the lack of it.
To detect problems with the thyroid gland in the early stage of the disease, check yourself for these symptoms.
How does the thyroid gland?
It is situated in the front of the neck and is shaped like a butterfly. In this figure, it highlighted brick color. Hard to believe that such a tiny body could have such an impact, isn't it?
If it produces too much of its hormone, you develop hypothyroidism. If it produces it in insufficient quantities, develops hypothyroidism.Symptom # 1: Sadness or depression.
In the Mayo clinic found that the thyroid gland has a direct effect on your mood. If it is sluggish, the level of serotonin in the brain drops dramatically. And you feel depression and apathy.
On the other hand, if the gland is too active, it causes restlessness, anxiety, anxiety and irritability.Symptom # 2: Constipation.
If you suffer from constipation, the cause can also be a malfunction of your thyroid gland. The fact that any disturbances in the secretion of its hormone cause slow down digestion.
"This is one of the three most common symptoms of hypothyroidism," says the specialist in integrative medicine, Dr. Robin Miller.Symptom No. 3: You sleep too much.
We all have times when it is incredibly difficult to get out of bed in the morning. But if you are just unbearable, says Miller, is an important sign of disorders in the thyroid gland.
The fact is that when it is not active enough, your metabolism slows down. And you feel sleepy(-Oh) during the day.Symptom # 4: hair Loss and dry skin.
You have often itching on the skin? And not just in the winter? If Yes, then this can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. This is due to the slowing down of metabolism, which in turn reduces sweating.
Your hair and nails can become dry and brittle. The hair may even start falling out! The reason? The same lack of thyroid hormone, which leads to failure of the hair growth cycle.
"Many of my patients come to me after they sent him to the doctor, the hairdresser," says Miller. They say, "My stylist said my hair is falling out. I don't know what to do. But he said that it is connected with the thyroid". Indeed, some beauty salons know about the problems associated with this gland more than therapists".Symptom No. 5: Sudden weight gain.
Although this problem can be many reasons for sudden weight gain without any reason may be caused by this tiny organ in the throat. You have not changed your eating habits, not reduced physical activity, but abruptly began to put on weight? Time to see the doctor.
"Actually, this is one of the main reasons why some office workers get fat dramatically, although their life is not significantly changed. — Miller says. — They tell me to eat no more than is necessary, they're getting exercise, but nothing helps. They can't lose weight. Almost always the reason for this is the thyroid gland".
Symptom # 6: Lack of sexual desire. If the thyroid gland secretes its hormone in too small amounts, the body immediately activates the low libido, according to Health.com.Symptom # 7: Pain in the muscles.
If something drops on the finger of our feet, it is obvious that it will hurt. If you learn a new exercise or trying a new sport, then your muscles will probably hurt the first couple of days after class. This is normal. These pain is the explanation.
But if you occasionally experience numbness in the extremities or sharp pain in the muscles and joints of the hands and feet, the culprit for this may be your thyroid gland.
Lack of the hormone that it produces, causes damage to the nerves that send signals from the brain to other parts of the body. Miller says that if you experiencing unexplained tingling in the body, you need to make an appointment with a specialist.Symptom No. 8: You often hear the pounding of my heart.
When you love someone or are excited for another reason, feeling a strong heartbeat is normal. But if you occasionally feel something, although there's no explanation, it is likely that you have a Mature serious problems. Especially if you feel of bullets in the heart, and the neck and Zapata.
Rather, it is a sign that your thyroid function is overly active.Symptom No. 9: the Fog in the mind.
Your thinking can be pretty "fuzzy": it's normal, especially if you are over 40. But if you noticed that the "fog" in the head, you have too often this is a reason to sound the alarm. Excessive activity of the thyroid gland leads to the fact that it's hard to focus and remember information. Therefore, forgetfulness is another important symptom that cannot be ignored.
"When we cure thyroid many people, they wonder what quick, sharp and clear was their thinking," says Miller.Symptom No. 10: High blood pressure.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, but heart and other organs you have everything in order, so you need to check the thyroid gland. And not just start eating more vegetables and more likely to get out of the chair.
"Too low a level of activity of this gland causes the body dramatically increases the level of "bad" cholesterol. This, unfortunately, quickly leads to heart failure," warns the doctor.Symptom No. 11: Increased appetite.
Changes in the thyroid gland almost always entail a changed sense of taste and smell, writes Health.com. If you're constantly eating and can't stop, it can be an important symptom of hyperthyroidism.
Check your thyroid, if in the last weeks of eating too much but nothing can do about it.Symptom No. 12: a Discomfort in the neck or throat.
Your thyroid gland is located inside neck. So if you experience in this area of pain or some discomfort, you should immediately make an appointment with a doctor. Please pay attention to the feeling of "lump in the throat". If it is not pass, then you are almost certainly problems.
Although the beginning can just look at myself in the mirror and see that the neck has a small swelling.
There is another way to diagnose at home. Elevate, take a glass of water and take a SIP. And while, as long as you swallow, look at your neck. Make sure that the neck does not have any bulges when you swallow. If they are, and it is certainly not the man's throat, contact your doctor immediately. published
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