You Might Have A Thyroid Problem If…

12/05/2018

Throat Neptune, NJThe thyroid is a gland in your neck that sits near the front of your windpipe. It is an important part of your body functioning because it creates the hormones that control parts of your metabolism, like how quickly you can burn calories.  About 1 in 8 women have a thyroid issue. Men are also affected, but not nearly as common. The most persistent problems associated with the thyroid are hyperthyroidism (when it overproduces hormones) and hypothyroidism (when it doesn’t produce enough).

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The thyroid is a gland in your neck that sits near the front of your windpipe. It is an important part of your body functioning because it creates the hormones that control parts of your metabolism, like how quickly you can burn calories.  About 1 in 8 women have a thyroid issue. Men are also affected, but not nearly as common. The most persistent problems associated with the thyroid are hyperthyroidism (when it overproduces hormones) and hypothyroidism (when it doesn’t produce enough).

You could have Hyperthyroidism if…

Many of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism are also indicative of other problems, so it may be difficult to diagnose. People who smoke are at a higher risk for developing hyperthyroidism. Symptoms include:

  • An unusually large appetite
  • Quick weight loss even when you are eating more food than usual or the same amount
  • Unhealthy, brittle hair or thin skin
  • Problems sleeping through the night
  • Feeling fatigued or tired
  • Swelling at the base of the neck
  • A heightened sensitivity to heat
  • Changes to menstrual cycle
  • Sweating or tremors
  • Feeling irritable or unusually nervous and anxious
  • Uneven heart beat or a sudden pounding of the heart

You could have Hypothyroidism if…

Hypothyroidism can decrease the efficiency of bodily symptoms. You may notice some of the following symptoms if that is happening.

  • Feeling cold
  • Feeling depressed or ‘down'
  • Dry skin
  • Getting tired easily
  • Forgetting things

How to Diagnose your Thyroid Problem

If you think you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, a quick blood test will reveal the answer. For those who believe they have hyperthyroidism, the doctor needs to check to see if your thyroid is larger than normal or if you have a quickened pulse. They may also check for trembling when you hold your fingers out. If the doctor things you have hyperthyroidism, a blood test may be recommended.

Arrange your appointment

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to call Coastal, Ear, Nose & Throat today. You can reach our office by calling 732-280-7855.

if…

Many of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism are also indicative of other problems, so it may be difficult to diagnose. People who smoke are at a higher risk for developing hyperthyroidism. Symptoms include:

  • An unusually large appetite
  • Quick weight loss even when you are eating more food than usual or the same amount
  • Unhealthy, brittle hair or thin skin
  • Problems sleeping through the night
  • Feeling fatigued or tired
  • Swelling at the base of the neck
  • A heightened sensitivity to heat
  • Changes to menstrual cycle
  • Sweating or tremors
  • Feeling irritable or unusually nervous and anxious
  • Uneven heart beat or a sudden pounding of the heart

You could have Hypothyroidism if…

Hypothyroidism can decrease the efficiency of bodily symptoms. You may notice some of the following symptoms if that is happening.

  • Feeling cold
  • Feeling depressed or ‘down'
  • Dry skin
  • Getting tired easily
  • Forgetting things

How to Diagnose your Thyroid Problem

If you think you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, a quick blood test will reveal the answer. For those who believe they have hyperthyroidism, the doctor needs to check to see if your thyroid is larger than normal or if you have a quickened pulse. They may also check for trembling when you hold your fingers out. If the doctor things you have hyperthyroidism, a blood test may be recommended.

Arrange your appointment

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to call Coastal, Ear, Nose & Throat today. You can reach our office by calling 732-280-7855.