Thyroid health affects all aspects of well being, both genders, all ages
It is estimated that 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease. In Canada there is a staggering number of people affected. Recent studies indicate that 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition of one type or another! Of those, as many as 50% are undiagnosed!
This page describes the differences between an overactive thyroid gland and an under active.
Hyper or Hypo?
The thyroid gland, which is responsible for cell metabolism in our body, helps regulate nervous system functions, has an impact on the cardiovascular system, makes it easier for your bones to absorb calcium, and boosts the activity of the adrenal glands. It also plays an important role in managing stress.
When your thyroid secretes an unusually low quantity of hormones, the resulting condition is called hypothyroidism. Conversely, when hormone production is too high, the resulting condition is known as hyperthyroidism.
What are the symptoms?
|Fatigue, an increased need to sleep||Nervousness|
|Lack of initiative||Trembling|
|Low resistance to infections||Heart palpitations|
|Sensitivity to the cold||Excessive sweating|
|Dry, pale skin||Increased appetite|
|Brittle nails||Weight loss|
|Hair loss||Changes in the menstrual cycle|
|Changes in the menstrual cycle||Prominently bulbous eyes|
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