Headaches, brittle nails, cold, you get on the scale and have gained weight… there are many symptoms. Maybe you've heard more than one person talk about your inability to lose weight because you have a slow metabolism, but you probably have not gone any further: did you know that the metabolic process is that related to the transformation of what you eat and drink in energy? The thyroid gland regulates it, as well as the body's sensitivity to other hormones, so it is essential that it works well.
But what if he stops doing it correctly? So much hyperthyroidism (when the thyroid produces more hormones than it needs) hypothyroidism (otherwise) can lead to serious complications, ranging from depression to mood swings. That is why if you think you may have some kind of metabolic problem, read the signs that the magazine 'Best Life'has decided to list, and, of course, consult a specialist
Does your head hurt frequently? Do not be alarmed ahead of time and consult a doctor, but the truth is that a 2019 study published in the magazine 'Cephalalgia' discovered a link between migraines and hypothyroidism. Specifically, the sample found that 46% of patients diagnosed with this sickness They were also afflicted with this evil.
Dry skin and brittle nails
Migraines are not the only disorder related to hypothyroidism. Many of its symptoms are related to skin, hair or nails. As for the first, it usually offers a dry, pale and cold appearance. In the same way, it is quite common to find many hairs on the brush when combing while the one on your head shows an appearance dry and brittle.
Changes in metabolism can cause the person to develop anxiety, irritability, dysphoria or mood changes
Like the nails. If the notes dry and weak, is another of the signs of this disease. Likewise, nails that take a long time to grow back can also be a sign of a slow metabolism.
You gain weight (inexplicably)
One of the signs that you will have heard the most a slow metabolism is the unexplained weight gain, and the worse your thyroid condition, more severe will be. Fortunately, this fluctuation in weight is usually only an excess of fluid accumulation, which means that it is easy to get rid once the underlying condition is treated.
You have mood swings
Perhaps it is harder to notice, but it is also a symptom. If you notice mood swings lately, they may have to see more of what you think with your metabolism. According to a 2007 study presented at the 'Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine': "Patients with hypothyroidism, compared to healthy people, can develop anxiety, irritability, dysphoria, humor changes and deterioration of concentration ", symptoms that are sometimes related to other diseases.
In fact, a 2019 review published in 'Frontiers in Endocrinology' analyzed more than 103,000 patients and found that people with subclinical hypothyroidism they have 78% of high risk of suffering depression in comparison with those with thyroid in full operation.
And intestinal problems
Both excess and deficiency of thyroid hormone may have similar digestive manifestations, which translate into diarrhea. But do not think it's the only sign, because any other intestinal problem can also be related, so it is a good idea to consult with a specialist if you are worried
Speaking of menstruation
When a woman's metabolism begins to diminish or accelerate, it is oftene your menstrual cycle is affected. Since the thyroid regulates the cycle, if it does not work as it should, it can cause the periods are very short, long or extremely irregular, even stopping completely for several months.
Fatigue plays an important role in this disease, and the heart rate, as well. When it is irregular, it usually goes hand in hand with a metabolism too fast. According to a 2012 study published in the magazine 'BMJ', it was discovered that how much less thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) had a person, more likely had to have atrial fibrillation.