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Signs & Symptoms Indicating You May Have a Thyroid Problem


While approximately 59-million people in the US suffer from thyroid issues—the great majority aren’t even aware they have a problem. However, when the thyroid (the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck) is dysfunctional, it can cause an array of health issues—including weight gain, depression, sexual dysfunction, depression, heart disease, and extreme fatigue. That’s why it’s vital to determine if you have any of the following common symptoms that might indicate a thyroid condition…

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.) Fatigue symptoms are usually mild at first before increasing in intensity.

The key identifier of thyroid-related fatigue is that is remains unrelieved, no matter how much you sleep or nap during the day. This fatigue inhibits patients’ ability to remain productive in day-to-day life, and it’s often what causes them to see a doctor for a diagnosis.

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