Jump-Start Your Thyroid

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

Thyroid Problems - How To Tell If Yours Isn't Functioning Properly

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits on our throat. It's main job is to produce hormones that modulate our metabolism. Therefore, it regulates heart rate, body temperature, mood, energy production, sex hormone production and body weight. For a small little gland it has a big role to play!

Thyroid health can start to suffer when our body becomes imbalanced by:

Too much stress

Too many chemicals and toxins

Nutritional deficiencies Infections

When this occurs for a prolonged time our thyroid can become overactive producing too many thyroid hormones or underactive and not producing enough. Having a steady hormone balance is one way to feel better. This does not happen when the thyroid is either overactive, or fatigued.

Overactive thyroid symptoms

Below is a list of symptoms that may indicate that you have an overactive thyroid.

Racing heart, nervousness, anxiety, Heat intolerance and excessive perspiration Fatigue, interrupted sleeping patterns Increased bowel movements, diarrhoea, High libido Tremors and muscle weakness Unexplained weight loss or weight gain, Menstrual irregularities and infertility, Shortness of breath, especially when exercising, Loss of hair or hair thinning Double vision and swollen eyes, Enlarged thyroid gland (goitre)

Underactive symptoms

If your thyroid is underactive, there are also symptoms that you may notice. Some of these can include :

Weight gain Sensitivity to cold Depression, feeling withdrawn and a lack of motivation Body fa