Feeling down, sad, impartial, indifferent. Many people may blame that on “winter blues” or “seasonal blues” and awaiting a change once spring and more sunshine would burst into their lives. For many it doesn’t happen. What American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists say such situation with extended “blues” should be addressed timely with your doctor. Specifically, your Endocrinologist. Thyroid Awareness could be a life changer for many.
30 million Americans currently suffer from thyroid disease and women are particularly susceptible. They are 5 times more likely to develop thyroid problems during their lifetime.
It is vital to address your moodiness, extreme feeling of tiredness and forgetfulness. The quicker you seek help, the quicker you’ll be on the path to well-being.
What are the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?
Thyroid hormone plays an important role in our metabolism. Sometimes, this hormone could be produced in too much quantities, and in some cases it can be lacking. Thus, thyroid dysfunction could be presented by Hypothyroid (low-thyroid activity) and Hyperthyroid (overactive-thyroid activity). Both are treatable when diagnosed properly.
- Depression, sadness
- Weight gain
- Severe fatigue
- On average sleeping more hours
- Frequent cold sores and beakouts
- Memory loss and difficulty following a conversation
- Difficulty in tolerating cold temperatures
- Increased perspiration
- Heart racing
- Increased nervousness and anxiety
- Difficulty sleeping
- Quick weight loss
What are the prevention methods?
The most important element in thyroid disease prevention is to know What Normal for You. If you experienced changes in your body that effected your mood, your fatigue syndrome, your productivity, and such changes do not go away, see the doctor right away.
Here’s a special interview event with Dr. Alan J. Garber, President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Garber identifies the importance of knowing what your healthy state of body is. And helps to educate viewers about thyroid disease and discuss how to recognize the signs of a thyroid condition.
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by Laura Gontchar