Before we start with this article, you should know that the thyroid gland is an important gland and it affects many extremely important functions in the human body. The thyroid gland is located on the front side of your neck and it has a butterfly form. So, if this gland works too much, it will produce much more hormones, which can seriously affect the human body. And, if this gland works slowly, it can affect the human health as well. Don’t ignore these warning signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of these signs – you should see your doctor immediately.
In this article we are going to show you 8 early warning signs that your body is sending when your thyroid gland is not working properly. You shouldn’t ignore these signs and symptoms:
- Weight changes – You should know that hypothyroidism is a common cause of a sudden weight gain. You will gain weight, even if you eat the same amount as you always do, or even less.
- Bloating and swelling – this health problem can also cause bloating. Swelling and puffiness are usually noticeable on the face so if you notice changes in your face check your thyroid gland immediately.
- Trembling and anxiety – you should be very careful, and if you notice that you feel nervous, shaky and irritable all the time, it may indicate that your thyroid gland produces too many hormones and your metabolism is running fast. Also, there are possible problems with concentration.
- Unusual menstruation – you should know that there are two cases of abnormal menstruation that indicate problems with thyroid gland which are: hypothyroidism – an extremely tough and long menstruations and hyperthyroidism – small flow or no cycle at all.