How to know if you have a Thyroid issue

How to Know if you Have a Thyroid Issue

It is quite natural for us all to struggle with feeling blue and losing weight or even gaining weight at times. It can also be said that many of us are so busy that it can be difficult for us to do exercise or do some yoga.

But if you are struggling with any of those symptoms on a daily basis, it might be linked to poor performance in your thyroid gland. In Australia there are about 60,000 new cases of thyroid disease each year. There are more that are unaware they even have an issue. And most of these sufferers are women.

What is the thyroid? This is a butterfly-shaped gland that is found in the front, centermost part of the neck. This is about midway and in between the underneath part of the chin and the dip at the base of the neck in front.

The thyroid serves as the thermostat of the body and regulates temperature, energy, and metabolism. It is also responsible for controlling everything from your menstrual cycles to your mood. Poor thyroid function is divided into three types: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune thyroid diseases.

How do you know if you have a thyroid issue? There is a wide range of symptoms that will provide clues if your thyroid over-functioning or under-functioning. You can book into our South Yarra clinic to find out more and get tested. You may relate to some of the following.

Weight Struggles

Your thyroid might be to blame with regard to your weight struggles. It can be the culprit if you have tried exercise and diet without success. On the other hand, losing substantial amounts of weight may be a potential sign of hyperthyroidism. It never hurts to visit your doctor for some blood work.<