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Meet THYROID. When working properly, your thyroid keeps you sporty, lean, stable, and energized. You feel happy and in the mood. Here are symptoms of a thyroid that may not be functioning correctly. Count how many you’ve noticed in the past 6 months.... * Hair loss, including the outer third of your eyebrows and/or eyelashes? * Dry skin? * Strawlike hair that tangles easily? * Thin, brittle fingernails? * Fluid retention or swollen ankles? * An additional few pounds, or 20, that you just can’t lose? * High cholesterol? * Bowel movements less often than once a day, or you feel you don’t completely evacuate? * Recurrent headaches? * Decreased sweating? * Muscle or joint aches or poor muscle tone (you became an old lady overnight)? * Tingling in your hands or feet? * Cold hands and feet? Cold or heat intolerance?
* A sensitivity to cold (you are always wearing layers)? * Slow speech, perhaps with a hoarse or halting voice? * A slow heart rate, or bradycardia (< 60 beats per minute, not because you’re an elite athlete)? * Lethargy (you feel like you’re moving through molasses)? * Fatigue, esp. in the morning? * Slow brain, slow thoughts? Difficulty concentrating? * Sluggish reflexes, diminished reaction time, even a bit of apathy? * Low sex drive, and you’re not sure why? * Depression or moodiness (the world is not as rosy as it used to be)? * A prescription for the latest antidepressant but you’re still not feeling like yourself? * Heavy periods or other menstrual problems? * Infertility or miscarriage? Preterm birth? * An enlarged thyroid/goiter? Difficulty swallowing? Enlarged tongue? * A family history of thyroid problems?
Interpretation: >5 symptoms: You likely have a thyroid problem. Ask your practitioner to test your thyroid, particularly with the most sensitive tests that measure Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), free T3, free T4, and reverse T3.
3-5 symptoms: You might have a problem.
Next action: Read THE HORMONE CURE (link in bio) chapter 9, “Low Thyroid,” to become an educated consumer.