The symptoms associated with Thyroid disease, depend on whether or not the thyroid in producing too much of the thyroid hormones, making it overactive, or not enough of the Thyroid Hormones making it underactive.
Here are the symptoms that present themselves when someone is suffering from a Thyroid Disease.
Symptoms with an overactive Thyroid or Hyperthyroidism relate to your body speeding up your metabolism, there are a lot of symptoms associated with an overactive Thyroid but generally they will include.
- Nervousness and irritability.
- Body tremors or shaking.
- Not sleeping well.
- Low tolerance to heat.
- Increased sweating.
- Weight loss, even though your appetite has increased.
- Feeling weak.
- Faster heart rate or palpitations.
- Irregular periods or difficulty getting pregnant.
- The need to go to the bathroom more often.
- A shortness of breath.
- Hair loss or hair that grows finer than usual.
- Swelling in the throat around the gland area.
- Swollen and red eyes and maybe double vision.
If some or all of these symptoms present themselves go to your Doctor.
With an Underactive Thyroid or Hypothyroidism, the symptoms develop gradually and you may not notice them at first. This time your body is slowing your metabolism, and some of the symptoms include.
- Constant tiredness and wanting to sleep a lot.
- Really feeling the cold.
- Dry and Pale skin.
- Hair that is course and thinning.
- Brittle nails.
- Muscle soreness, with slow movement and weakness.
- A croaky voice.
- Feelings of depression.
- Inability to concentrate and a poor memory.
- Increase in weight.
- Trouble going to the bathroom.
- Problems with fertility.
- Inconsistent, heavy or prolonged periods.
- A slow heart rate.
As with an overactive Thyroid, there may also be a swelling of your Thyroid gland, called a goitre. Once again if some or all of these symptoms appear seek the medical attention.