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Early signs of thyroid problems: what to look out for

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Thyroid diseases develop slowly and sometimes completely unnoticeably.

This information was reported by Arguments, reports “URA-Inform”.  

Doctors talked about five early symptoms of thyroid problems. It is responsible for the formation of hormones — triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), with their help the vital functions of the body are regulated — metabolism, energy production, maintaining healthy skin and hair, regulating body temperature.

She recalled that there is a hormone called TSH, which stimulates the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Any deviation from the balance, an increase or decrease in these important hormones, provokes hyperactivity or insufficient activity of the gland.

There are signs indicating disturbances in the functioning of the organ. For example, this may be indicated by weight loss for no apparent reason or, conversely, weight gain.

Sometimes a person may notice dark skin around the neck. Thus, a hormonal imbalance caused by disturbances in the functioning of the thyroid gland appears. The problem can also manifest itself in the form of dry or oily skin, itchy scalp, brittle nails.

If you experience a feeling of fatigue and weakness, rapid heartbeat, muscle weakness, or tremors, it is better to have your thyroid gland examined by a specialist. Sleep disturbance can occur as a result of its dysfunction.

Most often, a person experiences anxiety and nervousness. Women sometimes experience anxiety, irritability, sudden mood swings, decreased concentration and loss of energy while performing daily activities.

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