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Reading of people feeling out of sorts, one reason could be….

Reading through many blogs I come across a large amount of ladies and gents who complain of feeling abnormally tired on a continuous basis, along with weight gain over and beyond what would be classed as normal, lack of concentration, hair thinning or loss, dry skin, lack of interestin everything, headaches and a general feeling of ‘being out of sorts’ without being able to really pin the feelings down to anything in particular.

I would so love to be able to say to these people, please go get a thyroid function test done as the symptoms you are displaying could be down to an underactive thyroid problem ! ( of course theres overactive too but I’ll stick to talking about the one I have personal experience of).

The list of symptoms for this condition, and it is a condition, not a disease, though it is often caused by a disease mind, is phenominal, and one of the main reasons this condition gets overlooked is that the symptoms also mimic other illnesses such as depression and fybromyalga, and these symptoms are often treated for unsuccesfully, because, quite simply, they are not really the problem.

A couple of simple blood tests can tell if you have hypothyrodisim, one checks the TSH level, they should also do a ft4 and a ft3 , but younwill find many doctors do not feel these necessary. Ideally you should also be tested for vit D, calcium, ferratin and the b vitamins.

The following link lists all the symptoms, as you will see, they also relate to other illnesses and conditions too, but if you fnd yourself suffering from some of these, ask your doctor for that simple blood test, even if it isto just rule out this debilitating,life threatening, little publicised condition !


Do you have this condition I would love to hear how you are dealing with it.

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