Let’s face it, we Indians like to wing it most of the time when it comes to our health, until the minor health ailment becomes something troublesome. Thyroid gland is one the most important part of our body as it regulates the production of thyroid hormone and also plays and important role in the metabolism, growth and development of the human body. It helps to regulate many body functions by constantly releasing a steady amount of thyroid hormones into the bloodstream. Due to unhealthy lifestyle, irregular sleeping pattern, consumption of too much processed food, and sometimes genetic and environmental factors, one can develop problems in our thyroid gland. This may result in less production of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) or over production (hyperthyroidism), both of which are very dangerous and need urgent attention. Here are 5 signs you may have thyroid problem:
1. Feeling unnecessarily cold, when everyone else is feeling ok. If you feel too much cold or have a bit too much less cold tolerance suddenly, you might want to get your thyroid levels checked.
2. Both, feeling low and having memory problems can be linked to thyroid glands. If you’re having memory fog it may also point out to problems in your thyroid gland.
3. Abnormal thyroid levels are also linked to ADHD, sudden bursts of energy and too much sweating. If you sweat too much even when you’ve not done that much of a hard work, abnormal thyroid levels might be the culprit.
4. People who suffer with lower thyroid activity (hypothyroidism) have a significant telltale sign, weight gain. They suddenly start to gain too much weight.
5. Insomnia is also linked with abnormally high l thyroid hormone levels, hyperthyroidism causes brain to become overworked which can cause insomnia, sleep apnea ( a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts) and night sweating.