Thyroid Symptoms In Women: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About Every Thyroid
Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatments Our hormones can be difficult to deal with
at times, but it is because of them that our different bodily systems have the ability
to talk to each other. With that said, you may or may not know the
symptoms associated with thyroid disorders. They are the most dominant of the endocrine
disorders. These types of disorders are the direct cause
of the dysfunction of the hormone messengers, and Hypothyroidism which affects 4.6% of the
US population, and hyperthyroidism which impacts 1.2% are the most common, according to the
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Before we begin this video, don’t forget
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you never miss our new videos! What Is Hypothyroidism: According to the Mayo
Clinic, this disorder means that your thyroid gland is barely active and there is not enough
of the thyroid hormone in the blood. Hypothyroidism is also called underactive
thyroid or low thyroid, and is classified as a disorder of the endocrine system in a
person's thyroid gland. It occurs when the thyroid gland does not
produce enough thyroid hormone. This results in a number of different symptoms. The symptoms can vary from person to person,
but one clear signal is the ability to lose weight. Women who are over the age of 60 are much
more likely to develop hypothyroidism, which upsets the balance of chemical reactions in
a person's body. There are rarely ever symptoms that show in
the early stages of hypothyroidism, but over time and if left untreated, hypothyroidism
can cause an assortment of various different health issues. These health issues include obesity, infertility,
joint pain, and heart disease. There are, however, all sorts of accurate
thyroid function tests which can diagnose hypothyroidism, and treatment is very safe
and effective. With low thyroid hormone in the blood, many
of the body’s systems slow down. So another symptom according to the Mayo Clinic,
would be a lack of energy, sluggish and becoming tired very easily. If your body doesn’t have a working metabolism,
which slows down with this disorder, the body temperature is affected and people become
cold. A slow metabolism can also lead to constipation,
which is another telltale symptom. Depending on the severity of the hypothyroidism,
symptoms develop extremely slowly and usually over a number of years. Symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain are
not noticeable at first, but as a person's metabolism continues to slow down, more obvious
symptoms of hyperthyroidism become noticeable. These symptoms include increased sensitivity
to cold, constipation, dry skin, fatigue, muscle weakness, and more. You may also notice that you have thinning
hair, a slowed heart rate, or even impaired memory. Untreated hypothyroidism can result in symptoms
which become more and more severe over time, leading to an enlarged thyroid, forgetfulness,
or even depression. Advanced hypothyroidism is known as myxedema. Myxedema is very rare, but can actually be
life threatening. Symptoms include decreased breathing, decreased
body temperature, low blood pressure, and unresponsiveness. In some very extreme cases, myxedema can actually
even be fatal. Hypothyroidism can also occur in infants. Newborns with hypothyroidism may experience
symptoms which include yellowing of the skin and in the whites of their eyes (known as
jaundice). Jaundice occurs when a baby's liver is unable
to metabolize the substance bilirubin, which forms when a person's body recycles damaged
or old red blood cells. Other symptoms include a large tongue, a puffy
face, and frequent choking. As hypothyroidism progresses, infants may
also have trouble feeding and may experience development issues. They may also experience constipation and
excessive sleepiness. Untreated hypothyroidism in infants can also
lead to intellectual and physical disabilities if left untreated. Hypothyroidism in children and teens may also
cause delayed puberty, poor mental development, delayed development of permanent teeth, poor
growth, and more. Interesting, right? Well, keep watching for more information on
hyperthyroidism, another common thyroid disorder which people all over the world suffer from
today. Hyperthyroidism: This thyroid disorder is
the total opposite of hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism means that there is too much
thyroid hormone in the blood, says WebMD. Also different is how it affects the metabolism,
unlike hypothyroidism this disorder speeds up the metabolism. Those who experience hyperthyroidism will
feel very anxious, nervous and irritated because their system is on hyper drive, says WebMD. This may also cause people to have trouble
sleeping and may also experience muscle weakness. There are many different treatment options
available to those who have hyperthyroidism, such as anti thyroid medication and radioactive
iodine which slow down the production of thyroid hormones. Some cases may require surgery to remove the
thyroid gland. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are similar to
many other health problems, which can make it difficult for doctors to diagnose. These symptoms include sudden weight loss,
rapid heartbeat, increased sensitivity to heat, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, muscle
weakness, and more. Older adults may not show signs or symptoms. A common problem associated with hyperthyroidism
is a disorder called graves’ ophthalmopathy which makes a person's eyeballs protrude beyond
their protective orbits. This happens because the tissues and muscles
behind a person's eyes swell. Other signs of graves’ ophthalmopathy include
red or swollen eyes, light sensitivity, blurry or double vision, or excessive tearing or
discomfort in one or both eyes. Cause of Thyroid Disorders: The most common
cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease, which is an autoimmune disorder and the most
common cause of hyperthyroidism. It causes antibodies to stimulate a person's
thyroid, making it secrete excess amounts of the hormone. Graves’ disease is much more common among
women than it is in men, and is usually genetic. Other causes of hyperthyroidism are tumors
in the ovaries, benign tumors of the thyroid or pituitary gland, excess iodine, large amount
of tetraiodothyronine which are taken through medication or supplements, and more. In some cases, these disorders are due to
the body’s immune system mistaking thyroid glands cells and their enzymes as attackers
to the system. This type of hypothyroidism disease is called
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hyperthyroidism can be caused by the development
of nodules on the thyroid that will grow and increase the input of the thyroid hormone,
explains WebMD. How to Detect and Treat These Disorders: If
you or someone you know is developing symptoms that were mentioned above, doctors will conduct
blood work to confirm if the thyroid hormones are within range. The Mayo Clinic explains that the treatment
for thyroid disorders normally includes the prescription of a synthetic hormone called
levothyroxine. Also, anti-thyroid drugs that block production
of your own thyroid hormones may also be used. Certain key factors that play a big role include
leaky gut, diet, toxins, infection, and stress. So if practitioners suspect the disorder may
be autoimmune in nature, than food sensitivities, especially gluten, and digestion are looked
at, according to the Mayo Clinic. In order to function properly, the thyroid
needs several key nutrients. So it is possible that addressing nutrient
deficiencies, such as selenium and zinc, may be a factor in treatment. Other hormones, like cortisol and the sex
hormones, should also be tested due to the integrated nature of the endocrine system,
says the Mayo Clinic. In order for healing to begin while being
treated, it is essential to address the root causes that could be at play. A doctor can help evaluate your current condition
and give you professional advice about your health in the event that you are diagnosed
with a condition or disorder. Most symptoms associated with thyroid disorders
are very slow and gradual. You may not notice the symptoms at first. This is why it is important to monitor your
health, and the moment you start to notice symptoms like extreme fatigue, excessive weight
gain or loss, dry skin, puffy eyes, and / or a pale face, consult with your doctor to rule
out any thyroid disorders. If you are diagnosed with a thyroid disorder,
your doctor will put you on a course of treatment to minimize your symptoms. Of course, you should also make sure to maintain
a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise and a nutrient rich diet. If you need help determining how to incorporate
healthy foods and / or exercise into your new routine, consult with a professional to
ensure you are doing it the right way, particularly if you are a senior or already have certain
medical conditions. Do you have any experiences with thyroid disorders? Tell us about it in the comments section below! Enjoyed this video? Hit the like button and subscribe to our channel
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  1. Do you have any experiences with thyroid disorders? Tell us about it in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 😊

  2. Check out Dr Josh Axe he has a lot of info on thyroid

  3. I have hypothyroidism but I lost 60 lbs. because I didn’t have an appetite. I also experienced hair loss and my fingernails are brittle and flaking and the other symptoms listed on here too, but I went the other direction on the weight loss. Been taking meds for a few years now and just now at a normal level. I also have the symptoms listed for the hyperthyroidism.

  4. My thyroid hurts i feel a burning in my throat…what is the cause of this? And can it lead to me feeling pain in my body?

  5. If you have been diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism do you need to take medication for it?

  6. People if any doctors tell you your thyroid is in “OK or normal range don’t except it,you want it to be in OPTIMAL range for you and make sure your getting T3 and T4 done also..and get a heavy metal hair mineral analysis done most ppl are full of too many toxins that mimic estrogen stay away frm the crap soaps,skin care,hair care and fluoridated water system stick to one or two skin care ingredients and use good ole bicarbonate of soda and lemons etc for cleaning do your own research, and try be your own doctor to an extent,doctors are a tool to use don’t get me wrong but there mostly for crisis care, not health care, and even then if they don’t get you they will write in there notes Gok (god only knows) and outsource you or just keep you coming back. A lot of theses things can be fixed but it takes time and we’re in a world of instant gratification so if your looking to just suppress your symptoms doc might be able to help with Mammy’s little helper pill 💊 but if you want root cause solutions you need to educate apply and be patient ✌️

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  8. Hogwash

  9. How can we enjoy such a medical condition related video ….. These videos makes us feel fear that we or our beloved don't suffer such conditions

  10. Was born without my thyroid

  11. YouTube is spying on me. I was just talking about this & did NOT search it.

  12. I have almost all of these symptoms. My father, daughter and son all have thyroid disease. My doctor did blood test and said my thyroid is OK. Could she be wrong?

  13. I had to tell my doctor I needed tests for hypothyroidism. I gained a ton of weight over a year. Like almost over 80 lb in a year. I was never a heavyset child always thin. Even as an adult in my 20s in my 30s in my forties I may have gained 10 or 20 lbs but lost it quickly. So when clothes started getting tight and not fitting I wondered what was wrong and I talked to a counselor and she suggested getting tested for my thyroid and I started doing research on it and come to find out I have Sjogren's syndrome and Hashimoto's. And Sjogren's is the primary. I have a lot of the symptoms of both diseases. I suffer from fatigue because I don't get enough sleep so I have to take a nap during the day so I go to bed later I have broken sleep I have finding hair I have dry eye syndrome because Sjogren's just robs me of any water that's in my body. I drink gallons and gallons of water but that doesn't help. I wouldn't go exactly what WebMD says because all of that's not true and with hypothyroidism I'm not cold I can't stand heat. I don't like it hot and in the area that I live I have not worn a heavy coat in years. So a lot of the symptoms that are stated in this little video are not the same of all people. I was taking Levothyroxine but I don't like synthetic meth medicine I like to deal with Eastern medicine and I take a natural desiccated thyroid pill. When I first started taking the natural desiccated thyroid medication I drop them big weight loss and it was great. I felt alive and I had lost almost a hundred pounds and And was feeling much better. But I don't like Western medicine I like Eastern because I don't like to put Big Pharma pills into my body I like dealing with natural stuff. But to each their own. I did a lot of research and You just have to be comfortable with what you're doing what you're reading but always do more research than what any YouTube video or website says.

    So I would say research research research books and go to specialist because local doctors really don't know that much about thyroid should go to a specialist even besides an endocrinologist go to doctors who really and truly know about thyroid.

  14. I have Hypothyroidism at the age of 27… It's really hard to sleep during night time . I feel my neck is heavy and I feel dryness of the throat..

  15. yes i have done radiation last 2012 then i had my lifetime maintenance thydin 150mcg…now almost 1 year do not have checked up…

  16. If you have hyperthyroidism i have found that brushing your teeth with fluoride tooth paste helps slow it down…will it does mine! People with hypothyroidism shouldnt brush with floride because it will slower it down even more! Im no doctor just to let you know.

  17. It’s reversible. I changed my diet, stopped eating crap junk food and started taking better care of myself with proper nutrition organic vegetables you can reverse any dis ease ( avoid cruciferous veggies if hypothyroid ). My test results came back normal! Make sure the water you’re drinking doesn’t contain fluoride! Check out dr John Bergman. He will explain in great detail. You deserve better.

  18. I have hyperthyroidism… People always wondered she was just 135 how did she lose the weight in 1 to 2 weeks? Boom! Now you know why!
    Born with this. Shhhh!

  19. your explanation is very confusing for me because my first language is not english. i think you should do 2 differents videos one for the hypo one for hyper.thanks

  20. I have abortion due to iam suffering from hypothyroidism

  21. Had thyroid cancer in 2012. My surgeon presented my case to a tumor Board of physicians.
    Half of the tumor was 5.6cm
    It was putting pressure on my R carotid artery.
    Had 12 neighboring lymph nodes removed.
    Wish there was an alternative to taking out a dysfunctional gland.

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