Thyroid Function and Imbalance

Thyroid hormones control the body's metabolism.  The brain produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which triggers the thyroid gland to produce two types of hormones -- T4 and T3.  In Hypothyroidism, the body has inadequate levels of the thyroid hormones.  This often leads to imbalances in relation to other hormones.  Hyperthyroidism is a less common condition that exists when excess thyroid hormones are present.  Because every cell of the body is affected by thyroid hormones, symptoms are often varied and affect multiple body systems.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can download, print and complete the appropriate Symptoms Checklist to take to your healthcare provider or to help determine which tests you may wish to purchase (link below).

 

Symptoms of High thyroid Function

Anxiety
Diarrhea
Eye/vision changes
Fatigue
Hair loss
Insomnia
Palpitations
Rapid heart beat
Sweating
Weakness
Weight loss

Symptoms of Low thyroid function

Brittle hair and nails
Cold temperature intolerance
Cold hands and feet
Constipation
Decreased sweating
Depression
Dry skin
Fatigue
Inability to lose weight
Low libido
Menstrual irregularities
Shortness of breath
Sluggishness
Weight gain

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