Are you struggling to lose weight? Did you know one of the reasons some people struggle to shed those excess pounds is because they have a malfunctioning thyroid? While some individuals are fast to blame their thyroid for their weight issues, in a few cases, the thyroid is what is causing problems. Frequently, people with Type 2 diabetes have hypothyroidism (a low amount of the thyroid hormone).
So what signs of hypothyroidism should you be on the lookout for? How do you know if you might have an insufficient amount of this hormone?
Let us look at the five top signs that would indicate a thyroid problem…
1. Brrr! Are you cold all the time? If so, this could indicate a problem. While it is okay to be chilly when the weather is cooler; if you can hardly ever keep warm, that is a whole other problem.
2. Weak Muscles. If you cannot gain strength at the gym no matter what you try, consider your thyroid may be to blame. Muscle and joint weakness are two serious issues to come into play with those who are suffering from hypothyroidism.
If you feel weaker than normal, it could indicate a problem may be on the horizon.
3. Hair Loss. Balding is no easy topic and something many people dread. But, what if it starts to happen far sooner than you anticipated? If you suffer from hypothyroidism, it just may! Hair loss is quite common in those who have a low- level of the thyroid hormone but can also be due to other things such as the use of…
hormonal birth control,
low iron levels, as well as certain other
forms of medication.
Talk to you doctor to learn more.
4. Dry Skin. No matter how much you moisturize, your skin is still dry! Dry skin is another characteristic of hypothyroidism that needs to be addressed. Your body is having trouble retaining the skin’s moisture and may not be replenishing the skin cells as fast as it should.
Be sure to drink enough water in the meantime while you deal with this issue.
5. Feelings of Depression. It is also not abnormal for people to suffer from feelings of depression when in a hypothyroid state. See your doctor if you have been feeling down for more than a few days. While you do not need to run out and get medication if you have just had a bad week, but do be on the lookout if “sad” is your new norm.
By keeping these warning signs in mind, you can do your part to ensure if you are suffering from hypothyroidism, you are taking steps to get your condition under control.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.
For nearly 25 years, Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.