Thyroid disease is a general term for a medical condition that keeps your thyroid from making the right amount of hormones.
Symptoms of Thyroid:
There are a variety of symptoms one could experience if they have a thyroid disease. Unfortunately, symptoms of a thyroid condition are often very similar to the signs of other medical conditions and stages of life. This can make it difficult to know if the symptoms are related to a thyroid issue or something else entirely.
For the most part, the symptoms of thyroid disease can be divided into two groups. Those who have too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) and those having too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).
Symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can include:
- Experiencing anxiety, irritability and nervousness.
- Having trouble sleeping.
- Losing weight.
- Having an enlarged thyroid gland or a goitre.
- Having muscle weakness and tremors.
- Experiencing irregular menstrual periods or having your menstrual cycle stop.
- Feeling sensitive to heat.
- Having vision problems or eye irritation.
- Symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can include:
- Feeling tired (fatigue).
- Gaining weight.
- Experiencing forgetfulness.
- Having frequent and heavy menstrual periods.
- Getting dry and coarse hair.
- Having a hoarse voice.
- Experiencing intolerance to cold temperatures.
- Anti-thyroid drugs
- Radioactive iodine
- Thyroid replacement medication