If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Even when you’re on the right dose of thyroid hormone for your weight, you may be getting more than your body needs.
Is your metabolism slowing down or revving up? This could be a sign of thyroid disease. If you have diabetes, you have a greater chance of being one of the 20 million people in the U.S. with thyroid disease.
It’s easy to assume exercise and natural supplements are always beneficial for people with thyroid conditions – but even exercise can be dangerous if thyroid conditions are not properly diagnosed and controlled first.
Feeling tired, gaining or losing a few pounds, or having trouble sleeping? These common complaints can be symptoms of a thyroid disorder. Find out if you should be concerned.
You may have a thyroid problem and not even know it — and untreated thyroid disorders can have serious health repercussions. Cleveland Clinic physicians talk about thyroid disease during a live webchat Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. (ET).
If you have a history of miscarriages and normal thyroid tests, you may want to get a second opinion from a specialist. When expectant mothers have any thyroid disorder, it is called maternal thyroid disease.