Do You Have A Thyroid Disorder?

woman shaking doctors handDid you know that about 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority don’t even know it? When your thyroid doesn’t function, it can affect every aspect of your health, particularly weight, depression and energy levels.

But wait a minute! What’s the thyroid again? It’s a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck, and it’s the master gland of metabolism.

Since undiagnosed thyroid problems (such as hypothyroidism, where the thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism, where too much of the hormone is made) can dramatically increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a host of other symptoms and health problems, it’s important that you stay on top of how healthy your thyroid is.

Here are some of the most common signs that you may have a thyroid condition (remember that you don’t need to have all the listed symptoms in order to have thyroid trouble):