January 16, 2020
Your thyroid is small, but it plays a critical role in regulating metabolism, heart rate and body temperature. Women are 5 to 8 times as likely to have thyroid problems, and 1 in 8 will develop a thyroid disorder, but thyroid problems can mask as just signs of aging. Roughly 20 million people have a thyroid disorder, and well over half have no idea. Here’s what to look for:
2. Racing heartbeat
3. Sweating or increased sensitivity to cold
4. Inexplicable weight loss or gain
5. Trouble concentrating
6. Changes in appetite
If you’re having symptoms – even vague complaints like fatigue or weight fluctuations – see your health care provider for an evaluation. A thyroid hormone test can help get to the bottom of your health issues, and treatment can alleviate symptoms.