Take Hypothyroidism Seriously!
Do not dismiss the signs of hypothyroidism because it could lead to serious long-term health problems if left untreated.
Has your weight been creeping up on you lately? What about the naps that you have been craving for at the strangest times of the day? Oh, and your hair that has been falling out a little too much? That’s not all, can you determine how you have been feeling with the 12 signs your body may be slowing down?
You would certainly have been very upset when you first noticed the symptoms. But, for how long now have you been putting up with them? You could get used to living this way, but you really should not as hypothyroidism can lead to serious consequences if it is not treated in the long-run.
This could be a sign of trouble with your mighty thyroid. Your thyroid plays a very important role in managing your body functions and keeping you healthy. If you are suffering from hypothyroidism, this could happen if you do not seek treatment soon:
- High cholesterol and blood pressure
- Severe depression
- Poor physical and mental development of baby in womb
- High blood pressure
Infants & Children
- Stunted growth
- Poor mental development:
– Attention & speech problems
– Lower IQ than healthy children
- Learning difficulties
- Reduced work performance
- Poor sexual drive
- Reduced vitality and quality of life
- Increased risk of:
– Heart disease
– Forgetfullness (especially in women)
- Difficulty in conceiving
Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM. William’s Textbook of Endocrinology. 12th ed. USA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011.