Your thyroid is a very small piece of your body but it has a huge job. Your hormones are regulated through the thyroid and if its levels are out of sync you will notice some of these very unpleasant symptoms:
1. Weight gain is one of the biggest giveaways that you have a thyroid issue. If you have gained a large amount of weight rapidly and have trouble getting rid of it you may have a thyroid imbalance.
2. Exhaustion is another symptom. You will notice that you are fatigued far more easily.
3. You have a fluttering feeling in your chest which could be heart palpitations.
4. Feeling down in the dumps lately? It could be because your levels are off.
5. You may notice a shift in your sense of smell or taste. You will also notice that you are hungry all the time.
6. High cholesterol levels have been linked to hypothyroidism and will remain unchanged no matter what kind of diet you have.
7. You will also notice that your blood pressure levels will rise when your thyroid isn’t working properly.
8. If you can’t get to sleep at night you may have hyperthyroidism and if you always want to sleep it could be hypothyroidism.
9. Your thyroid regulates your body temperature so if you notice that you are extra chilly that could be a reason why.
10. As you get old your hair thins but you shouldn’t be pulling out clumps at a time. Hair loss is a sign of a thyroid disorder.
11. You may always feel like you have a lump in your throat or it feels strange due to a swollen thyroid.
12. When your thyroid is making too much of its hormone you may feel anxious and jittery.
13. Your period will be irregular, heavier, and more painful.
14. Thyroid issues can cause a tingling or a numbness in your extremities.
15. Your s*x drive has suddenly come to a grinding halt.
16. An underactive thyroid can cause constipation and an overactive one can cause diarrhea.
17. Hypothyroidism can cause dry skin as your metabolism slows down which reduces the amount that you sweat.
18. Getting pregnant can be very difficult if you have problems with your thyroid.