Symptoms that indicate thyroid issues can be easily confused with the symptoms of other diseases, or even with a common cold. If you notice one of the symptoms listed below, you may still need to contact an endocrinologist:
Changes in hair growth
Our hormones control the growth process of our hair. If you have some changes in hair growth it is a time to consult an endocrinologist.
Metabolism also depends on the functioning of the thyroid gland. Symptoms of violations in its work may be changes in appetite and weight. For example, with thyrotoxicosis due to too active work of the thyroid gland, a person can lose weight sharply, while also he may have increased appetite, rapid stool. If the thyroid gland reduces its functions (hypothyroidism), metabolic processes in the body slow down, and weight increases.
Fatigue and irritability
Feeling tired and unwilling to do anything even after resting, causeless depression or periodic mood swings can also indicate problems with the thyroid gland. Outbreaks of aggression and constantly tense facial expressions are especially characteristic of its disorders.
Loss of concentration
Often with problems with the thyroid gland it becomes difficult for a person to concentrate on something, thoughts “jump”, attention is constantly distracted. With a decrease in thyroid function, pathological drowsiness often occurs - so strong that people fall asleep even in the most inappropriate conditions.
Symptoms of the common cold
Sometimes, due to malfunctioning of the thyroid gland, such symptoms common to colds can occur. For example, it can tickle in the throat, the voice can become low and cold. There may also be trembling in the body, heart palpitations, fever, muscle weakness.