Signs and Symptoms
1. Mild to severe pain in the front of the neck.
2. Pain during swallowing or when turning your head.
1. More rapid heart rate.
2. Rise in blood pressure, nervousness, and excessive perspiration.
3. Weight loss despite an increase in appetite.
4. Trembling hands.
5. Bulging, watery eyes.
6. More frequent bowel movements.
7. Lighter and less frequent menstrual periods.
8. Sometimes a goiter-swelling in the front of the neck.
1. Unexplained weight gain.
2. Lethargy, slower mental processes.
3. Increased sensitivity to cold, with tingling or numbness in hands.
4. Dry, thick, flaky skin and hair loss.
6. Heavier, longer menstrual periods.
7. Sometimes a goiter-swelling in the front of the neck.
When to call a doctor
1. If you have symptoms of thyroiditis.
2. If you feel increasingly cold, drowsy, and low on energy, and you gain weight. You could have an under active thyroid gland.
3. If you feel nervous, tremble (especially your hands), lose weight, and have a rapid pulse. You could have an overactive thyroid gland.