Maybe you are not sure as to whether or not you suffer from low thyroid symptoms (or hypothyroidism symptoms)? Has your doctor told you that your TSH levels are fine but you are still convinced that you have an underactive thyroid? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this information on hypothyroidism symptoms may help to answer some of your questions.
But before I carry on let’s have a look first at TSH testing and it’s flaws…
A Quick Note on Hypothyroidism Testing Flaws
Keep in mind that most thyroid test options are flawed and oftentimes lead to a false negative hypothyroidism diagnosis. And so millions of people go untreated or are improperly treated for various other related symptoms that stem from underlying hypothyroidism.
But for some reason, the medical community continues to use it, and oftentimes as the only reference point. But there are many well known factors that can lower TSH levels in hypothyroid people which this test does not account for. And because of this, hypothyroidism has become extremely under-diagnosed today.
Because of this, it is recommend to use a therapeutic trial to confirm your own diagnosis. This is where you follow a proper hypothyroidism treatment protocol including the right hypothyroidism diet and monitor your symptoms.
If your hypothyroidism symptoms improve then you can confirm that your speculation was correct.
Having low thyroid levels is most well known for its relationship to your metabolism and oftentimes weight gain or the inability to lose weight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you begin to look at the multitude of various hypothyroidism symptoms ranging from digestive to sensory symptoms.
But also keep in mind that different people develop different symptoms. There is no particular pattern of symptoms that all hypothyroid people progress through. It all has to do with how your body responds and compensates.
If you find yourself suffering from any of these symptoms then you have to strongly consider that you very well might be hypothyroid. And I encourage you to take an active role in your health because all too often we place our health in the hands of others who don’t have our best interests in mind.
So, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, or find someone who is willing to educate you on what is really happening with your body and what the underlying cause of your health problems really is.
Below I’ve listed a very comprehensive set of hypothyroid symptoms that are broken down into categories which shows you just how extensive these symptoms can be.
The more common general Hypothyroidism symptoms:
- Fatigue or Excessive Tiredness
- Loss of Stamina Afternoon Energy Crash
- Weight Gain or Inability to Lose Weight
- Excessive Weight Loss
- Inability to Exercise
- Slow Recovery
Lesser common symptoms are, Cold Extremities, Swollen Neck or Goiter, Hoarse Voice, Low Morning Temperature, Edema, Difficulty Breathing, Dry and/or Gritty Eyes, Heavy Eyelids, Trembling, Jittery, or Shivering Feeling, Cold Sweats and Lack of Coordination.
Hopefully all of these symptoms of low thyroid have opened your eyes and given you a better understanding of the importance of detecting and properly treating hypothyroidism in order to properly restore and maintain your health.
So many of the low thyroid symptoms listed above can be both easily avoided or easily eliminated when you learn how to properly restore the function and health of your thyroid. And it always begins with properly educating and empowering yourself to take control of your health.