Auto-immune thyroid problems are on the rise, with hypothyroid (slow) being the most common. As your thyroid controls your metabolism, a slower metabolism can produce these signs and symptoms:

  • Slower thoughts and speech
  • Forgetfulness
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Dry skin, nails and hair
  • Hair loss
  • Cold intolerance
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Depression
  • Irregular periods and lowered libido

Hyperthyroid is the opposite, producing these signs and symptoms:

  • Hand tremors
  • Anxiety and mood swings
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Skin dryness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
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