Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism…Can I have both?
According to human instincts, one can never get to know more about a disorder (for instance thyroid disorder) until they become victims.
On the other hand, when one checks into textbooks, or go to lectures relating to hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism they will notice that people with thyroid disorders have puffy face and also they tend to be forgetful, anxious, nervous and experience unexplained loss of weight.
At early stages of Hashimoto invasion both symptoms are visible since thyroid gland is under attack by the immune system.
When thyroid gland is attacked, there will be a breakdown that will cause excessive flow of thyroid hormone into the blood stream which will cause their levels to be inflated. Initially, the thyroid levels will not have any adverse effect but in later stages, one begins to feel sluggish. The symptoms of a malfunctioned thyroid are very much similar to bipolar disorder. This is a common cause for misdiagnosis in most of the underage people.
Thyroid hormone makes people active but whenever they are tampered with will result to one being sluggish at their low condition known as roller coaster which can be mistaken for bipolar disorder by an average clinician
Under some circumstances a misdiagnosis can be done on an individual and mistaken for bipolar disorder then medicated with antipsychotic drugs yet one is having a thyroid disorder.
Mostly, thyroid signs can be difficult to differentiate from those of classic signs of aging, like memory loss, falling of hair and also carpel tunnel, this signs should be well observed to offer treatment to the right disorder. In other instances, there is just normal stress and depression which is not a reason to go for antidepressants. Some of the doctors may even say that it is associated with getting older.