Thyroid problem implies the inefficient or anomalous production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. This hormone regulates numerous bodily activities ranging from the maintenance of blood sugar levels to the rate at which the heart beats. When the thyroid produces either too much or too little of this hormone, a set of symptoms colloquially referred to as “thyroid problems” are observed. Depending upon the nature of production malfunction, one may suffer from either hypothyroidism (inadequate thyroid levels) or hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid levels). Both conditions are characterized by a distinctive set of symptoms, the most common of which are mentioned below.
1. Feeling Fatigue/Energy Issues
A hallmark of thyroid problem, fatigue can be a debilitating symptom for the thyroid sufferers. If you are weak and exhausted even after 8 to 9 hours of sleep, or are not able to function without 2-3 naps, all this can be because of a poorly functioning thyroid. Thyroid dictates how much energy a person has. While a feeling of sluggishness and exhaustion is also related to other problems such as viral infections and anemia, no energy in the morning in most cases is due to a thyroid problem only. An overactive thyroid can leave a person from slightly agitated to completely nervous and confused.