5 Ways To Tell If Your Thyroid Gland Is Messed Up!

We don’t know a whole lot about our bodies, but one of the glands you should pay more attention you is the thyroid gland located in front of your neck. One of the things it produces is the thyroid hormone (TH), which is responsible for controlling your heartbeat, metabolism, and body temperature. You don’t want to produce too much or too little of this hormone, so it’s important to know the warning signs and see your doctor about it before something much worse develops!

1) You sleep a lot more than you usually do. We’re not talking about the day or two when you find it hard to get out of bed. We mean that you’re at the point where it literally feels unbearable to get out of bed in the morning. This means that your thyroid is performing at snail speeds, and needs to be checked out ASAP

2) Higher severity of depression. Believe it or not, your thyroid can also have a noticeable affect on your mood. Too much TH makes you irritable, yet to little makes you feel much more depressed than usual.

3) Weight gain in the absence of diet or exercise changes. You’re going to want to make sure that you really aren’t eating more before you see your doctor about this, but an under-active thyroid can sabotage your efforts and lead to rapid weight gain.

4) Loss of sexual drive. Underproduction of TH will cause this, although it could be other factors as well. Better to see your doctor and be safer than sorry for this one.

5) Higher blood pressure than normal. If your medication or adjusted lifestyle  isn’t fixing the issue, it’s probably due to an underperforming thyroid gland. See your doctor about this.

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