Thyroid Disorders

Hypothyroidism | Hyperthyroidism

What Does Your Thyroid Gland Do?

Your thyroid controls how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. So naturally, if you have a thyroid problem or thyroid disease it can affect your weight, but it can also cause other problems.

Your thyroid gland is part of a network of glands known as your endocrine system. It is located at the base of your neck, below your Adam’s apple. The function of your thyroid gland is to supply your blood with thyroid hormone which your body uses as energy, it also helps to regulate your digestion, metabolism, heart rate, respiration and even your mood.

Thyroid Disease & Thyroid Disorders

The good news is most thyroid diseases are curable or manageable with the proper treatment. According to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada about 200 million people have some form of thyroid disease.

Symptoms of Thyroid Disorders

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

  • Pounding heartbeat or irregular heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Hand tremors
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive sweating
  • Diarrhea or frequent bowel movements
  • Bulging eyes
  • Goiter or lump in throat

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Weak or slow heartbeat
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Red, thick skin on shins or feet
  • Memory loss
  • Constipation
  • Goiter or lump in throat
  • Unexplained weight gain



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