Some common signs of thyroid disease

Thyroid diseases are becoming more widely reported these days. The disease occurs when the thyroid gland does not work properly.

The thyroid gland is a vital organ as it regulates the functioning of other organs by releasing thyroid hormones.

The gland is located in front of the neck below the Adam's apple. When the production of hormones is disrupted, the functioning of other organs gets affected as well, leading to health problems.

If more than the normal amount of hormone is released, it leads to hyperthyroidism. When the production is lower, there is a hormone deficiency, called hypothyroidism.

Many people do not realise they have such a disorder, so here are some signs that indicate when the thyroid gland is not functioning properly:

  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Body pains and cramps
  • Mood swings
  • Sensitivity to external temperature
  • Memory loss
  • Constipation
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Feeling depressed and tired all the time
  • Dry skin and puffy face

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