Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

An estimated twenty million Americans have some form of thyroid disorder and sixty percent of those with thyroid disorder are unaware of their conditions. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is one of the hormones that can tell your provider how your thyroid hormone is operating. It is a blood test. Do you know your TSH level?

Common signs of low thyroid disorder:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold Sensitivity
  • Constipation
  • Dry Skin
  • Unexpected weight gain

Common signs of high thyroid disorder:

  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Elderly often experience no symptoms

Common signs of postpartum thyroiditis:

  • Decreased milk volume (breastfeeding moms)
  • Painless goiter
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Depression, anxiety and moodiness

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please schedule your appointment with your provider today.

Sources: American Thyroid Association: thyroid.org and VeryWell Health: verywellhealth.com