What happens if I have thyroid problems?
Thyroid problems can be caused by a wide variety of issues, including genetics, pregnancy, stress, nutritional deficiencies, or an autoimmune attack.
An over or under-active thyroid can lead to:
Gaining weight which could be slowing down metabolic rates in your body.
Dry, brittle hair or hair loss in the head or all over the body.
Feelings of exhaustion which can cause you to feel tired all day, even after a full night’s sleep.
Feelings of depression as a result of too little thyroid hormones within your body. It’s believed that this could affect the levels of serotonin in the brain.
An increase in appetite or a change in taste or smell, leading to an increased feeling of hunger.
Change in libido which could mean less of a desire to have sex with your partner.
Change in your period which could mean more intense menstrual periods with heavier flow and stronger cramps, irregular period cycles, and even lighter symptoms.
An altered sleep schedule resulting in you being unable to sleep (hyperthyroidism) or an increased desire to sleep (hypothyroidism).