Overview of thyroid disorders

Hypothyroidism

Under active thyroid or hypothyroidism is a thyroid defect easily noticeable by signs like falling out of hair, difficulty in brushing teeth, brain fog, depression, indifference towards life and distended face and eyes.

Most of the time one can also notice other victims losing outer upper third part of their eyebrow while in others, issues in digestion like acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and bloating are felt by the sufferers.

In other cases the victim may experience discomfort in the joints and an abnormal cold intolerance cases that occur when one finds a person putting on heavy cloths on a hot sunny day.

As well as other signs ,fatigue is the very common one  together with inability to lose or gain weight as much as one can be taking same diet, doing the much exercise but still will gain weight year in year out is a symptom of thyroid disorder. Sometimes one experiences abnormal temperature reception; all the people around them wear heavily in a cold weather while they just have a tank top.

Forgetfulness or loss of mind is another complaint by patients, anxiety and depression, in others where misdiagnosis of bipolar disorders as well as psychotic disorder.

Thyroid failure can also result to miscarriage or struggle to conceive, this is because hypothyroidism has an impact on one’s libido and fertility.

Hyperthyroidism

This is a condition where thyroid hormone is in excess or over active, and can be noticed by anxiety and irritability of an individual; others are like protrusion of the eyes and palpitations.

This disorder can be primarily caused by an autoimmune condition known as Grave’s disease which hinders the thyroid from regulating itself properly.

Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune reaction related to Hashimoto’s. The immune system will recognize the thyroid as an invader creating antibodies against it. This destroys cells in the thyroid which consequently leads to less production of thyroid hormone.

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.