Sunday, February 14

Top Ten Signs That You May Have A Thyroid Problem Part 2

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The previous post on the "Top Ten Signs That You May Have A Thyroid Problem" has tackled symptoms 10 to 6, based on their severity. Here are the rest of the ten signs:

5. Family History

If you know someone in your family, especially someone near in consanguinity (father, mother, brother, sister, cousin, uncle or aunt), who has been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, then it is highly likely that you will experience a thyroid problem, too.

You may not be aware, however, of this because thyroid problems are often referred to as a "gland problem" or "goiter." Pay attention to conversations regarding glandular problems and gaining weight as these may indicate a thyroid problem in the family.

4. Cholesterol Issues

High cholesterol, especially if it fails to respond to cholesterol-lowering medications, may be a sign of undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism causes unusually low cholesterol levels.

3. Depression and Anxiety

Depression or anxiety, including sudden onset of panic disorder, may be signs of an undiagnosed thyroid problem. Hypothyroidism is associated with depression, especially if it is unresponsive to medication. Hyperthyroidism is associated with anxiety disorders or panic attacks.

2. Weight Changes

Difficulty losing weight despite the amount of time and effort put into it can be a sign of hypothyroidism. On one hand, you may be losing weight even while eating the same amount of food as usual, or even when you are eating more. This unexplained weight loss may be a symptom of many medical conditions, including hyperthyroidism.

Fortunately, weight loss research has found a solution for people who have thyroid problems. They can safely lose weight using conjugated linoleic acid as natural dietary supplement.

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, published in the December 2000 issue of the Journal of Nutrition found that CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue in people who are overweight.

If you are interested in using CLA, it is sold as a supplement, and does not require a prescription. It is available at health food stores, and at online outlets like

1. Fatigue.

Feeling exhausted when you wake up, feeling as if 8 or 10 hours of sleep a night is insufficient or being unable to function all day without a nap can all be signs of thyroid problems. (With hyperthyroidism, you may also have nighttime insomnia that leaves you exhausted during the day.)

These last five signs do not necessarily immediately point to a thyroid problem, but if they have become a concern to you, then it is better to visit your doctor as soon as possible. It can be a sign of health problems, which can include hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

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