There are an estimated 59 million Americans suffering from various problems that can be attributed to some type of thyroid malfunction. Yet, many people have not been checked or accurately diagnosed. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, is the master gland of metabolism. When thyroid function is less than optimal, it can impact every aspect of your life. Key areas of concern are weight, depression and energy levels.
Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid problems may dramatically increase risk of:
- Hair loss
- Heart disease
- Sexual dysfunction
It is extremely important for improper thyroid function to not go undiagnosed.
Below are the most common signs that you may have a thyroid condition:
- Cholesterol issues
- Depression and anxiety
- Hair/skin changes
- Menstrual irregularities and fertility problems
- Muscle and joint pains, carpal tunnel/tendonitis problems
- Neck discomfort/enlargement
- Weight changes