If you often catch yourself feeling extremely tired, not thinking clearly, picking up weight or just feeling tense and anxious, it might be caused by problems with your thyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is in charge of regulating different functions in the body and if it is not working properly it could mean chaos.
The main purpose of this gland is to produce hormones that control the speed of the metabolism. Thyroid problems can either cause metabolism to speed up, or to slow down, depending on the condition.
There are various signs that could indicate thyroid problems, so look out for the following:
One of the most common signs that your thyroid gland is not functioning properly, is when you start gaining or losing weight for no apparent reason. When you pick up weight we call it hypothyroidism, which means that the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones. And when too much thyroid hormone is produced, it’s called hyperthyroidism and you unexpectedly lose weight.
Swelling of the Neck:
Another visual sign of thyroid issues is when there is a clear swelling in the neck. It may often result in a goiter and it can be due to either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
Fluctuating Heart Rate:
Although thyroid hormones have an influence on almost all the organs in the body, a very noticeable one is the heart. Hyperthyroidism usually causes the heart rate to speed up, where as hypothyroidism causes it to slow down.
Hypothyroidism tends to leave you feeling down and depressed. Whereas hyperthyroidism may cause you to feel anxious, irritated and cause trouble sleeping.
In both cases a tell-tale sign of thyroid problems can be loss of hair. Luckily it grows back once thyroid hormones have been rebalanced.
Other symptoms may not be as common, but they are worth mentioning:
- Dry skin
- Brittle nails
- Trouble with your vision
- Inconsistent menstrual periods
If you display one or more of these symptoms you should get tested for a thyroid disorder. Even if you are not experiencing them, regular checkups are recommended in order to prevent it from happening.
In between checkups, you can self-check by tilting back your head and taking a drink of water, look in the mirror for any bulges or lumps between the Adam’s apple and collar bone.
Losing Weight with Thyroid Disorder
This can be a daunting task, but it is not impossible. The approach to take is similar to that trying to achieve Insulin Resistant weight loss. A great choice would be to follow the Manna Diet in the free e-book, and take the Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with each meal to control cravings, control insulin requirements and balance blood sugar levels to lose weight the healthy way.
If you do suffer with digestive problems, you have to get your digestive system sorted before you will lose any weight. Take the Manna GUT Support to reinstate healthy bacteria and digestive enzymes.