7 Signs You May Have Hypothyroidism

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Concerned about the possibility you may have hypothyroidism? It’s a good idea to be aware of common symptoms, especially if you’re a woman in your mid-thirties or older. Although men suffer with low thyroid, too, women are far more likely to have a thyroid problem—as much as ten times more likely by some estimates.

Because the thyroid is involved in many different physiological functions, the signs of a problem vary. It’s possible to identify some of the most common symptoms, however.

Here are 7 of the most common signs of hypothyroidism patients may experience.

  1. Low libido. If you have little or no interest in sex, hypothyroidism may be the reason. Low thyroid can directly impact sex drive due to its hormonal impact. Low libido may also be caused or exacerbated by other low thyroid symptoms, too, such as fatigue, weight gain and depression.
  2. Fatigue. Do you feel tired upon waking, even after a full night’s sleep? Do you struggle with a lack of energy throughout the day? If you’re not sleep deprived, fatigue may be a sign of an underactive thyroid.
  3. Brain fog. Forgetfulness, difficulty with focus or other problems with cognitive functioning can be a sign of low thyroid. Although it’s easy to blame brain fog on ‘aging,’ menopause, stress or a lack of sleep, having your thyroid properly evaluated is a better choice. Many thyroid patients discover their brain fog clears once they’re receiving proper care.
  4. Depression. Feeling down in the absence of any significant reason for depression, or depression due to a life event that lingers instead of lifts over time, may be a sign of low thyroid. An underactive thyroid may be affecting levels of neurotransmitters in your brain, such as serotonin. Proper therapeutic support of your thyroid may be a natural, effective solution.
  5. Weight gain. If you’re not eating more than usual and you’re exercising regularly, you shouldn’t gain weight. Low thyroid may be the cause. Hypothyroidism can make losing weight seem virtually impossible, too.
  6. Dry skin and brittle nails. Itchy, dry skin may be a sign of low thyroid, and so might brittle nails. If your skin or nails change in texture, have your thyroid properly evaluated.
  7. Loss of hair. Hair that falls out, breaks easily or seems brittle might indicate a thyroid problem. Hypothyroidism may disrupt the hair growth cycle. You may lose hair on your head, eyebrows, or any part of your body.

If you’re struggling with one or more of these common signs of hypothyroidism, consult with a practitioner who is trained in functional wellness. You can look forward to an in-depth evaluation that will get to the root cause of your condition. If you do have a thyroid problem, the customized therapeutic support offered by functional wellness practitioners may be an effective, safe and natural solution.

Schedule your thyroid consultation today and learn how we may be able to help your thyroid symptoms.