It depends upon the thyroid condition. An underactive thyroid occurs in a condition called hypothyroidism; this is characterized by an insensitivity to cold, lethargy/fatigue, and weight gain. An overactive thyroid gland, which occurs in hyperthyroidism, can produce heat insensitivity, anxiety, weight loss, fast heart rate, palpitations, can predispose you to heart arrhythmias.
Heat or cold intolerance; Weight gain, with hypothyroidism, or weight loss with hyperthyroidism; Depression with hypothyroidism, or mania/hypomania with hyperthyroidisml Fatigue with hypothyroidism or agitation/anxiety and palpitations with hyperthyroidism, as well as many others.
When the thyroid doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones it becomes underactive, or hypothyroid. One of the symptoms of hypothyroidism is weight gain. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your symptoms and thyroid condition.
Yes, hair loss can be one of many symptoms of a thyroid condition. The thyroid condition that most commonly experiences hair loss is an overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormones.
There are different kinds of thyroid disorders. The two most common problems are hyperthyroidism in which the thyroid gland is overactive and hypothyroidism in which the thyroid gland is underactive. Each condition has its distinguished symptoms. However, the two disorders share some similar symptoms such as fatigue, heart problems and menstrual changes.
Thyroid nodules are simply lumps that form in the thyroid. Normally, they are completely benign and cause no harm. There are no symptoms for thyroid nodules.
Although an underactive thyroid might contribute to weight gain, it isn't the soul contributor to weight gain. For those living with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) or Hashimoto's thyroiditis (a thyroid autoimmune condition that causes the thyroid gland to not produce enough thyroid hormones), thyroid patients may experience improvements with symptoms like weight gain once their thyroid condition is monitored and well-managed.
Wheat isn't necessary a bad thing to incorporate into your diet if you have a thyroid condition. However, some thyroid patients have noticed that reducing the amount of gluten they eat, or eliminating it altogether from their diet, has improved some of the symptoms they experience as a result of their thyroid condition. This doesn't mean that eating gluten-free will improve your thyroid function, it just means it might help reduce the severity of symptoms like constipation, weight gain, fluid retention to name a few.
A goitre is a swollen thyroid gland or a lump in the thyroid gland. There are no other symptoms - although goitre often occurs with either raised or lowered thyroid hormone levels which have their own symptoms.
There are numerous signs and symptoms of thyroid disease. A few of the symptoms are constipation, joint pain, weight gain, and pale skin.
A benign thyroid condition is important to treat because it can still impact the overall health and function of the thyroid gland. There might also be a root cause as to why there is the benign condition. As long as a goiter, thyroid nodule, or thyroid adenoma are benign, not growing or causing symptoms such as a cough or difficulty to swallow or breathe, it will be monitored through diagnostic testing and ultrasounds.
When a doctor checks your thyroid they will feel around your neck as you tilt your head back and swallow. If they notice any protrusions near the thyroid gland, they will order blood work to check the thyroid hormone levels. Then they will ask if you have been experiencing any symptoms of a thyroid condition, and if you have a family member who has a thyroid condition. Another test they will order to further evaluate any suspicious growths felt during a neck check is a thyroid ultrasound scan.
The effects of levothyroxine for a thyroid condition depends entirely upon the type of thyroid condition. There is no one-size-fits-all answer for this question.
The best way to determine if your thyroid isn't functioning properly is to consult your doctor. Let them know if you are experiencing any symptoms of a thyroid condition, as well as if you have a family history of thyroid conditions. Ask them to check your thyroid hormone levels, and hopefully they will also do a neck check; to feel for any abnormalities or enlargements in your neck/thyroid area.