You haven’t been feeling right. You’ve been experiencing strange symptoms like never before and your friends have suggested that the problem might be with your thyroid.
Before you jump to conclusions you want to how likely it is that a thyroid problem is, in fact, your underlying issue? Could it be something else?
This is an understandable reflex and why it’s important for you to know the signs and symptoms of thyroid issues. Being aware of the symptoms and signs of a thyroid problem can help you seek care and reach an early diagnosis.
Why knowing what to look out for can be all the difference
This is probably one of the first things you’ve noticed. Like never before, you’re all of a sudden experiencing pain. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Even supposedly chronic issues like carpal tunnel syndrome. You’ve never felt like this before, but that doesn’t mean that the problem hasn’t been present the whole time and just hadn’t yet begun to affect you. If this is one of the things you’re experiencing, it’s totally possible that a thyroid condition could be the problem that’s haunting you.
General pain is, of course, one of the biggest symptoms of a thyroid issue. But another is a more specific pain, a more isolated pain, one centred almost entirely in the neck. If you’re experiencing pain or an uncomfortable feeling in your neck – even if it’s slightly but surely enlarging – it’s possible that a thyroid problem could be the issue.
Hair and Skin Problems
The skin is the largest organ in the human body, so it’s no mistake that many doctors tend to consider the health of the skin a telltale marker of that of the overall body. The skin is connected to, basically, everything. It might be directly, particularly with blood vessels and such, but it could also be indirectly, through those blood vessels. These transport systems assure that no matter the difference between two structures, if there’s something hurting somewhere on your body, it’s likely to pop up on your skin. For this reason, if there’s an issue with your thyroid, your skin will be one of the first places to show it. The skin often dries out, cracks and gets “ashy” – and the hair experiences this, too. Good hair health is often predicated on good skin health, especially because hair grows in the skin.
Kind of gross to discuss. But it’s the truth. If you have a thyroid issue, one of the first things you may begin to notice is a disruption in the way things work… down there. Not only can severe constipation occur, but also the other end of the bowel problem spectrum. Suffice to say, this is a less than ideal issue to have. If you are experiencing bowel issues, it may be possible that a thyroid problem is the root cause.
Another problem that may arise in the event of a thyroid issue is one related to your menstrual cycle. Serious fluctuations and deviation from a normal menstrual cycle often arise from thyroid problems. Lucky for you, you’re now aware of many of the signs and symptoms of a thyroid problem.
If you have questions or concerns about thyroid problems see your local doctor who will arrange for you to see a thyroid surgeon.