Should you get tested for Hypothyroidism?
Its an unfortunate fact that may need some attention. Lucky, there are a few tests you can do at home to check for Thyroid disorder.
If you seem to have an issue with any one of those symptom's, may be you should pay more attention to what your body may be telling you.
It's a good idea to look for other sighs that might confirm Thyroid disorders. One of the simplest thing to check is your finger nails, ankles and neck.
A short list of possible symptoms are:
- Low body temperature
- Hair loss
- Fluid retention
Signs of Thyroid problems in fingernails
Have you every went to your doctor for your annual check up. Amongst a bunch of questions, you may have been asked to hold up your finger nails.
Believe it or not, your fingernails can tell you a lot about your current health. Everything from mineral deficiency to liver condition can be reflected on your fingernails.
So what should we check for when regarding Thyroid condition?
- Vertical ridges
- White vertical lines
- Splits mid nail
These are signs of Selenium deficiency. This is a common problem with inactive thyroids. Selenium is an essential mineral for your body and thyroid hormone balance.
Water Retention and Body Temperature
Heres what to look for:
- Puffy face
- Swollen ankles
- Swollen neck
- Hot or cold flashes
The medical field has long know of the link between low body temperature, water retention and thyroid disorder. The thyroid regulates internal body temperature. When its not functioning normally, body temps may rise and fall irregularly.
The drop in body temperature triggers fluid retention. The two signs together, along with the other symptoms above may indicate a thyroid problem.
Looking at pictures of puffy faces from hypothyroidism will not help you. You should be able to determine a difference by using your own judgment. A doctor may be able to tell by looking and feeling.
Natural thyroid supplements
There are natural herbal supplements that can detox and shrink thyroid nodules before they become a real health risk. It's also important to take your doctors advice and even get a second opinion.