The thyroid is a small gland with a big job – it is responsible for many of your body’s metabolic processes, such as heart rate, temperature, blood pressure and weight…

So if it’s not working properly you could be suffering from some pretty miserable effects.

Here’s how to tell whether or not you should see your doctor for a thyroid check-up. The good news is that treatment is almost always fairly simple. You just need to ensure an accurate diagnosis, and you’ll be back on track to ultimate health…

Here are 5 indications that your thyroid could be malfunctioning:

1.     Has your weight changed recently?

If your weight has recently and unexpectedly increased or decreased more than it should have, then your thyroid may be responsible for this.

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If you’ve gained weight your thyroid hormone level may be too low, whereas the opposite could be true if you’re dropping weight for no reason.

Obviously, if you’re eating poorly or overdoing exercise, or you’re too stressed out for some reason then you shouldn’t be too quick to blame your thyroid for your weight change.

 

Click page 2 below for more indications that your thyroid could be malfunctioning…

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