Signs of a Thyroid Problem and How to Get Help

By Genevieve Cunningham

The thyroid can cause big problems in the body if it’s not working properly. For most people, this is not an issue. In fact, unless you actually have thyroid problems, you may not even know what it is or what it does in the body. But if you do have problems, problems can show up in a big way. But how are you even supposed to know if this is an issue in your life? Take a look at these signs of a thyroid problem, followed by what you should do if you suspect a problem is present.

What is the Thyroid?

The thyroid is a tiny little gland found in the neck. It is generally described as being the shape of a butterfly. This gland makes the thyroid hormone, which is responsible for a wealth of functions in the body. These functions include regulating the rate of your metabolism and the rate of your heartbeat. It also helps to control and regulate other hormones in the body. Because of the delicate nature of hormones, it’s no wonder that poor function of this gland can wreak havoc.

Signs of a Problem

Some of the symptoms that accompany a thyroid problem include, but are not limited to:

  • Excessive weight gain or loss - Depending on the nature of your thyroid problem, it may become incredibly difficult to lose or gain weight.

  • Excessive sweating - Sweating is normal, but if your sweat sessions begin to soak your clothes or leave you weak, it could be a problem.

  • A racing heartbeat - Because it’s the job of the thyroid to regulate the heart, your heartbeat may become incredibly fast when a problem is present.

  • Retention of Fluid - If you suddenly start taking on water, it might be a problem that needs care.

Solutions for a Thyroid Problem

The best course of action is to see a doctor, who will run tests to determine whether a problem is present. If one is found, they may prescribe medication, put you on a special diet, or give you certain vitamins that may help. Most people who seek out care find the help they need and these symptoms disappear with time. Don’t hesitate to get a little help. When it comes to the thyroid, getting help is the only way to feel better and improve your health for the rest of your life.

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