It is often hard to diagnose low thyroid as many of the symptoms can be mistaken for flu or other viruses that may be prevalent at the time. It has been known for Doctors who have practiced for years to incorrectly diagnose the problem which means the patient won’t be getting the help they should.
If you think you may suffer from low thyroid, you’ll need to be aware of its associated symptoms and they are:
Weight gain, fatigue itchy skin, dry skin, depression, water retention, constipation, sensitivity to the cold, slowed heart rate, brittle and thin fingernails, joint pain, an inability to sweat as much as you used to, lack of muscle tone, cramps and problems associated with fertility and your menstrual cycle.
The above symptoms are likely to be the early signs of low thyroid and as the condition progresses you could expect the symptoms to become gradually worse and affect your body in the following ways:
A hoarse voice, slowed speech, dry and puffy skin, and thinning of the eyebrows
As you can imagine, anyone suffering from low thyroid will feel quite ill, so it’s important the correct diagnosis is made as soon as possible.
If you think you may suffer from low thyroid, try not to panic but speak to your Doctor as soon as you can. Tell them your concerns and help them to understand what symptoms you have so they can make a correct diagnosis.
Rather than trying to ignore the symptoms and hoping they’ll go away, you should realize the problems associated with low thyroid (Which is also known as ‘Hyperthyroidism) could cause your cholesterol level to increase dramatically which could result in you suffering from a stroke or a heart attack.
So you see, getting the correct diagnosis and treatment is essential as this is a condition that needs to be taken seriously. Although it may be hard to get the correct diagnosis from your Doctor, the above symptoms and consequences are something you need to bear in mind and get resolved as soon as possible.
When you eventually get a diagnosis, you’re likely to find the only help you’re offered comes in the form of medication which may not always help as well as it should. Therefore you may struggle to get the correct dosage before you start to feel well again. Keep fighting and you will get the medication you need so you get your life back on track.