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How to detect thyroid disease ?

There are a different types of symptoms you could experience if you have a thyroid disease. The symptoms of thyroid disease are mainly divided into two groups — Overactive and Underactive thyroid. Overactive thyroid are those producing too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) while Underactive thyroid are those producing too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).

Symptoms of an Overactive thyroid can include:

  • Experiencing anxiety, irritability and nervousness.

  • Having trouble sleeping.

  • Losing weight.

  • Having an enlarged thyroid gland or a goiter.

  • Having muscle weakness and tremors.

  • Experiencing irregular menstrual periods or having your menstrual cycle stop.

  • Feeling sensitive to heat.

  • Having vision problems or eye irritation.

Symptoms of an Underactive thyroid can include:

  • Feeling tired/Fatigue

  • Gaining weight.

  • Experiencing forgetfulness.

  • Having frequent and heavy menstrual periods.

  • Having dry and coarse hair.

  • Having a hoarse voice.

  • Experiencing an intolerance to cold temperatures.

Can thyroid issues make me lose my hair?

Hair loss is a symptom of thyroid disease, particularly Overactive thyroid effect. If you start to experience hair loss and are concerned about it, check with Dr. Samir Saini, specialist in treating thyroid disorders.

Can thyroid issues cause seizures?

In most cases, thyroid issues don’t cause seizures. However, if you have a very severe case of Underactive thyroid functions, that hasn’t been diagnosed or treated, your risk of developing low serum sodium goes up. This could lead to seizures.

Is there a higher risk of developing thyroid disease if I have diabetes?

If you have type 1 diabetes, you’re at a higher risk of developing a thyroid disease than people without diabetes.

For people with type 2 diabetes, the risk is lower, but still there. If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re more likely to develop a thyroid disease later in life.

If you have diabetes and get a positive thyroid test, there are a few things you can do to help feel the best possible. These tips include:

  • Getting enough sleep.

  • Exercising regularly.

  • Watching your diet.

  • Taking all of your medications as directed.

  • Getting tested regularly as directed by your healthcare provider.

About Sanidhya Clinic

The Sanidhya clinic provides out-patient services with highly qualified and experienced specialists on hormonal disorders in children and adults along with in-house laboratory, pharmacy and a team of paramedical officers. The clinic is equipped to deal with hormonal disorders related to the pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, insulin and reproductive endocrinology, especially complex secondary & tertiary care, gestational diabetes management, adult and adolescent diabetes management, metabolic & liver disorders. The only center in Vadodara providing all specialty services related to any hormonal and metabolic disorders at one place.

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