Symptoms indicating you might have thyroid
Even though the thyroid is common, the great majority aren’t even aware they have a problem. Thyroid can result from conditions that cause over-function or under-function of the thyroid gland. When the gland produces too much thyroid hormone, the condition is known as hyperthyroidism. When the gland does not function sufficiently, there is too little thyroid hormone produced which is known as hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of thyroid
When the thyroid is dysfunctional, it can cause an array of health issues including weight gain, depression, sexual dysfunction, depression, extreme fatigue and so on. That’s why it’s vital to look out for the following symptoms of thyroid.
- Temperature tolerance issues:Hyperthyroid patients often have trouble putting up with heat while hypothyroid patients might feel cold no matter how many layers they put on.
- Muscle and joint pain: Unexplained aches and pains in the muscles and joints following no period of physical exertion can be symptomatic of a thyroid condition.
- Weight changes:Hyperthyroidism causes unexplained weight loss and hypothyroidism causes weight gain even though the calorie intake and activity levels haven’t altered.
- Fatigue: Feeling exhausted when you wake up, feeling as if 8 0r 10 hours of sleep a night is insufficient or being unable to function all day without a nap call all be symptoms of thyroid problems.
- Hair and skin changes: The hair and skin often show the first signs of thyroid problems, including symptoms such as dry hair, hair loss, scabby skin or extremely dry skin. The thyroid also regulates delivery of hormones which play important roles in the maintenance of healthy skin.
- Changes in bowel habits:Thyroid interferes with the body’s ability to digest food and generate waste. More frequent or loose stools might be a sign of hyperthyroidism; constipation can mean hypothyroidism.
- Fertility issues: Women with hypothyroidism may find it difficult to conceive. Or, if they do get pregnant, oftentimes have miscarriages early on. Thyroid can interfere with ovulation, impairing fertility and causing complications.
- Swollen neck: Swelling in the neck or visibly enlarged thyroid that leads to neck pain and a gravelly voice can indicate thyroid disease.
- Depression: Depression indicates thyroid disease. The psychiatric indications and mood troubles may be present in people who have thyroid. Patients may gradually sink into continued periods of mild to severe depression, or they could experience unexpected, sudden and intense outbreaks of symptoms like panic attacks. Mood differencesare more often seen with underactive thyroids.
- Family history: If you have a family history of troublesome glands, you may expect thyroid problems down the road.
- Menstrual abnormalities: Both underactive and overactive thyroids can disrupt women’s menstrual cycles. Women with underactive thyroids may experience lighter than normal periods and they may also miss periods altogether.On the other hand, overactive thyroids can cause heavier than normal periods, or periods which last several days longer than normal.
The good news is that most thyroid problems are easy to diagnose. Conventional medicines for thyroid involve daily use of synthetic thyroid hormone tablets. This medicine restores the thyroid hormones to normal levels and helps to reverse its signs and symptoms. Usually, conventional medicines for thyroid have to be taken life-long.
Homeopathy offers great scope in the thyroid treatment for several reasons. The medicine is selected according to the patient’s mental state and other physical characteristics. Homeopathy is a personalized treatment option as it treats each case as unique because the degree of symptoms and disturbance of emotions may vary from case to case.
Dr Batra’s™ have a team of experts from the departments of homeopathy as well as endocrinology who work as a team to plan the treatment for the best possible outcome for patients. Cases are studied in depth and detailed consultation is undertaken. A separate team of experts monitors how the treatment progresses.