Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Signs of Thyroid Problems

Millions of people across the globe have thyroid disease symptoms and do not even know it. I had signs of thyroid problems for years and never even realized it. This seems to be a common occurence.

Why you may ask? The answer is easy and hard at the same time.

Thyroid Disease symptoms can seem like fatigue or feeling tired all of the time. It can be your inability to lose weight or having cold feet and hands.

Thyroid problems when you look at them independently, seem like unrelated symptoms. But when you see the list, and it's a long list, of all the possible symptoms of thyroid disease you may be startled.

Your thyroid gland is responsible for most of your bodily functions. When it's not working properly thyroid disease symptoms start to appear. You may even find that you have multiple symptoms and all the sudden the pieces of the puzzle just start to come together.

I have composed a list of thyroid disease symptoms that seem to be the most common. This will give you an opportunity to link together some questionable symptoms to see if you have signs of thyroid problems.

Keep in mind the list below includes some of the most common symptoms of thyroid disease. These symptoms could be related to hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's Disease, Graves Disease, Thyroid Cancer or other conditions.

Do you have any of these symptoms?

  • low body temperature
  • cold hands and feet
  • enlarged thyroid gland or swollen thyroid gland
  • eyebrow hair loss (this usually occurs on the outside edge of each eyebrow)
  • inability to lose weight
  • unexpected weight loss
  • depression
  • hair loss in women
  • heart palpitations
  • recurrent infections (such as yeast infections)
  • dry skin
  • insomnia
  • swelling of feet
  • feeling tired all the time
  • swollen thyroid gland
  • heavy menstruation

As I learned more and more about Thyroid Disease I realized I had a host of thyroid disease symptoms for years. As I looked at the list of symptoms I kept a tally in my head and the answer for most of the symptoms was..... YES. I have had most of these symptoms at one time or another. Have you????

The hard part of my own diagnosis came into play when I realized that I had underactive thyroid symptoms and overactive thyroid symptoms. How could that be possible?

When you have a swing in symptoms it is possible that you may have Hashimotos Disease. Many patients are originally diagnosed as being Hypothyroid only to find out that they really have have Hashimotos Thyroiditis.

This is a fairly common occurance but can be confusing to patients and doctors alike. One day you can feel nervous and edgy and cannot fall asleep and then days later you can feel exhausted and lethargic like I did. Its is also important to note that there can be a correlation between thyroid and diabetes as well.

Little did I know that thyroid problems in women are more common than in men. 

Isn't it great to be a woman????

  • Are you tired all time? Do you have cold hands and feet? Do you have dry or brittle nails? If so, you may have underactive thyroid symptoms.
  • Is your heart racing? Are you having trouble sleeping? Have you had unexpected weight loss? If so, you may have overactive thyroid symptoms.
  • Have you had unexpected weight loss? Insomnia? Heart palpitations? And a host of hyperthyroidism symptoms? If so you may have Graves Diseases symptoms.
  • Do you have low thyroid symptoms and overactive thyroid Symptoms? If so, you may have Hashimoto's Disease symptoms.

Keep in mind that if you have just a few thyroid disease symptoms this does not mean you have a diagnosis.The list above is meant to make you aware of different symptoms.

Make a list of all of the signs of thyroid problems that you are experiencing whether they seem related or not.

I made a huge list of every single symptom that I had before going to the doctor. I started my list in a word file and added to it as something passed my mind. Many thyroid patients experience "brain fog" so its a good idea to keep that list.

It's really important to make sure that you give your doctor a full picture of what's going on in your body. Most of us go to the doctor thinking we will remember everything. Be armed with your complete list and hand it to your doctor.

Being in tuned with your body and the symptoms you have is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Thyroid Disease Symptoms are your body's way of telling you that something is not right.

Be your own advocate in your health

Keep your running list and find a doctor that will listen to your concerns and take you seriously.

Thyroid Disease symptoms tend to present themselves as unrelated conditions. It may be hard for you to identify what actually is a symptom.Take a look at a complete list of the signs of thyroid disorders and compile your list.

Present your doctor with your list and talk to your doctor or find a new doctor that will not only look at your thyroid test results but take into account your symptoms.

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