10 Signs You May Have A Thyroid Problem (And 10 Things You Can Do About It)

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Hypothyroidism is characterized by:

1. Weight gain, caused by decreased metabolism.

2. Slow response to stress (“fight or flight” response), caused by decreased sensitivity to adrenal hormones.

3. Slower reflexes and decreased muscle tone.

4. Fatigue, caused by decreased cardiac output and slower heart rate.

5. Constipation, caused by decreased gastrointestinal motility.

Hyperthyroidism is characterized by:

6. Weight loss, caused by increased metabolic rate.

7. Heightened stress response, caused by increased sensitivity to adrenal hormones.

8. Tremors and twitching, caused by increased muscle tone and reflexes.

9. Fatigue, caused by irregular heart beat (palpitations) due to increased cardiac output and faster heart rate.

10. Diarrhea, caused by increased gastrointestinal motility.

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  • By rahul, July 2, 2015 @ 9:16 am

    Thanks for such a great article man… I was observing from some time that it feels as if i am having 2 adams apple… and it feel so weird… finally i got my answer.. i m having thyroid… 🙁 Hard to face…

  • By Diana W, August 8, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

    I have really enjoyed this website on herbs and the uses. I read this all the time. Thanks so much for printing so much great information, Diana

  • By Gaudencia Mngola, January 18, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

    I have found the thyroid information very educational. I personally have been taking thyroxine daily 100 mags.daily. Recently I had to consult my dr.as I started feeling unwell with a lot of thirst, feeling strange etc but the dr. Managed to help me out and I now feel a lot better.. thanks a lot.

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