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Updated by amelia-grantny on Oct 16, 2019
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7 Reasons to Check Your Thyroid Gland

Our thyroid gland is a devoted little soldier that provides our body with hormones necessary for its normal functioning and our well-being.




If something’s wrong with it, you can feel it in organs that don’t seem connected to it at all. But hormonal metabolism affects the entire body, and all the organs and systems feel if something is wrong with it.

The symptoms below may not seem concerning. Who doesn’t feel tired or moody sometimes? But if they are experienced regularly, you should probably think of making an appointment with a thyroid specialist and figure out whether your thyroid gland functions is normal.

How does your thyroid gland ask you for help? Read this and you’ll be aware!


Mood Swings

Sometimes our mood changes throughout the day, and it’s normal. However, if you feel exhausted by endless emotional swings, depression or neurotic activity, it’s a cause for concern. Yes, today’s life is full of stress but it doesn’t mean we should just accept it and keep suffering. Stress ruins our entire body including the thyroid gland and it all turns into a vicious circle that can be eliminated by therapy and treatment.


Sudden Weight Fluctuation

If your diet and lifestyle haven’t changed but your weight did, there’s something changed in the way in which your body processes food. This is a metabolic change that can be induced by the imbalance of thyroid hormones. It can be a sudden significant weight loss or, vice versa, gain. Even if you like how your body looks now, it’s a good idea to visit a doctor to find out why it happened.


Sore Gums and Teeth

If you have severe gum disease or tooth decay on several teeth at once, this may be induced by the abnormal thyroid condition. Our oral health is among the first health spheres affected by metabolic disorders. First, go to a dentist and then make an appointment to check your thyroid hormones.


Heart Palpitations

If you weren’t physically active recently but your heart beats so fast it could jump out, more likely it is linked to thyroid problems. You should visit a cardiologist and thyroid specialist. If you feel that your heart beats slower than usual, you also should consider thyroid problems.


Excessive Sweating

In women, it can be induced both by thyroid issues and menopause. Even if you are too young for menopause, you should still check it because today many women experience it earlier than usual. If it’s not menopause, check your thyroid gland.


Chronic Fatigue

It’s not about feeling tired after a hard day. It’s about feeling broken and tired as soon as you wake up. You sleep but you don’t feel rested. This abnormal fatigue can be induced by multiple factors and thyroid issues are only one of them. You may need more than one consultation from one specialist.



You can differ swelling from regular weight gain by the way it looks. It’s like your face, hands, and feet look inflated. This can happen due to renal disease of thyroid problems. You should limit your salt and water intake and visit doctors to find out the true cause of the problem.

If you are attentive to your body, you will notice anything disturbing right away. Don’t ignore the warning signs and check your thyroid gland regularly just to be sure everything’s fine.