Hypothyroidism is where your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone. It makes hormone, that controls, the way your body uses energy.
The Thyroid affects your whole body. If not treated, it can lead to heart attack or stroke.
The symptoms for Hypothyroidism are:
- feeling tired, weak, or depressed
- dry skin & brittle nails
- hair loss
- not being able to stand the cold
- memory problems or having trouble thinking clearly
- heavy or irregular menstrual periods
To diagnose hypothyroidism is easy. Your doctor will do a simple blood test to measure your T4 and T3. Then if it comes back that you have hypothyroidism you will need to take medication for the rest of your life. That doesn't seem too hard, except for you have to make sure you dont' take it, with calcium or iron supplements.