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12 Signs Your Body May Be Slowing Down

Feeling sick, weak and down all the time? Maybe it’s not stress, your unhealthy lifestyle, or even aging. Instead you could be having hypothyroidism.

When your thyroid is healthy, you feel well because it is managing your body systems efficiently. With hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows down and your body now has less energy to keep everything running like a well-oiled machine.

The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism can cause a wide range of symptoms and are not specific to any part of the body. If you can identify with several of the signs below, then you could potentially be having some trouble with your mighty thyroid.


Puffy face, hands and feet

Drowsy/tired/ lethargic all the time

Weight gain and difficulty in losing weight

Irregular menstrual cycles or difficulty conceiving

High cholesterol and blood pressure

More sensitive to cold


Brittle hair/nails and unsightly dry/flaky skin

Forgetfulness and dementia

Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer any longer. It is simple to test and treat hypothyroidism. You can break free from hypothyroidism.

Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM. William’s Textbook of Endocrinology. 12th ed. USA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011