Underactive thyroid disease is also called Hypothyroidism. In this condition, there is under-production of thyroid hormones. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in our neck which secretes hormones that have effects on almost every organ of our body. There are various signs of Underactive Thyroid disease that can help one identify it.
The thyroid hormones regulate how our body’s cells convert food into energy. This conversion is what is called as our metabolism. Our metabolism has an effect on many things in our body – eg. our heart rate, our digestion, our weight gain/loss, our body temperature etc. Hence, an underactive thyroid has an effect on all these aspects.
Signs Of Under Active Thyroid Disease:
- A puffy-looking face
- Thinned or partly missing eyebrows
- Weight gain
- Dry and scaly skin
- Brittle hair, dry hair and hair loss
- Brittle nails
- Slow heart rate
- Swelling of the thyroid gland
- Swollen tongue
- Sluggishness of Movements
- Children may have a slower growth and development
- Teenagers may start puberty earlier than the normal age predicted.
Apart from these signs of underactive thyroid disease, the person may complain of symptoms like excessive tiredness, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, mood changes, depressed feeling, muscle aches and muscle cramps, irregular periods in women, etc.
Signs and symptoms of Underactive Thyroid are usually very slow to develop, often increasing over a period of years. Hence, you may not notice these signs initially.
If any of these signs are observed one should be investigated for thyroid profile. The only accurate way of knowing if your complaints are signs of underactive thyroid is to get a blood test done for thyroid profile.
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