Under active thyroid issues are easy to diagnose, and safe to treat. Make sure you communicate with your doctor if you’re not feeling better.
According to MayoClinic.com, here are some of the common symptoms of an under active thyroid:
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Pale, dry skin
- A puffy face
- Hoarse voice
- An elevated blood cholesterol level
- Unexplained weight gain
- Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
- Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
- Muscle weakness
- Heavier than normal menstrual periods
- Brittle fingernails and hair
Another big clue is a lump in the front of your throat. Though many people will not have this symptom. Grab a glass of water, take small sips while looking in the mirror. If you notice a lump in your neck (not your Adam’s Apple if you’re a man, just to either side of it) you should visit your Doctor to check your thyroid gland. Don’t be afraid of this visit, all people have some nodules in their neck, and 90% of the time, they’re benign.
Working with your doctor will help you to feel better safely, with daily thyroid medication.