January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

January 17, 2013

Symptoms of an Overactive or Underactive Thyroid…
Hyperthyroidism means too much thyroid hormone is being produced by the thyroid gland and the thyroid gland is overactive.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

  • Nervousness, Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Increased perspiration
  • Heart racing
  • Hand tremors
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Thinning of skin, brittle hair
  • Muscle weakness
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Weight loss
  • High energy
  • Fatigue

Hypothyroidism means that the thyroid gland cannot make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally and the thyroid is underactive.
Symptoms of Hyporthyroidism

  • Intolerance to cold
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Dry skin
  • Forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain

There are many causes of thyroid disorders. For more complete information, visit your doctor or go to the American Thyroid Association website at www.thyroid.org

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