Thyroid disease is a medical condition that keeps the thyroid from making the right amount of hormones. The thyroid typically makes hormones which keep the body functioning normally. There are two types of thyroid. When the body makes too much thyroid hormone, it can develop a condition called hyperthyroidism. When the body makes too little thyroid hormone, it is called hypothyroidism. Both conditions are serious and need to be treated by the doctor immediately after the symptoms have been detected.
- Have a family history of thyroid disease.
- Having a medical condition such as pernicious anemia, type 1 diabetes, primary adrenal insufficiency),etc.
- Person who is taking a medicine that is high in iodine
- Are older than 50, especially in women.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are different from each other. Both thyroid conditions are serious and need to be treated by a doctor immediately.
- Hyperthyroidism symptoms
- Experiencing anxiety
- Having trouble sleeping.
- Losing weight.
- Enlarged thyroid gland or a goiter.
- Having muscle weakness and tremors.
- Irregular menstrual periods or having a menstrual cycle has been stopped.
- Feeling sensitive to heat.
- Having vision problems or eye irritation.
- Gain weight.
- Experiencing forgetfulness.
- Having frequent and heavy menstrual periods.
- Having dry and coarse hair.
- Having a hoarse voice.
- Experiencing an intolerance to cold temperatures.