7 common symptoms of low thyroid function - Women's Health Network
If you’re trying to figure out whether you may have low thyroid function, we’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that at least 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid disease — mostly subclinical hypothyroidism — and so many of them are women. What’s more, conventional medical tests aren’t helpful in diagnosing a thyroid issue until it becomes so severe that you may need medication
The good news is that understanding your symptoms may be much more accurate than the standard medical tests, and motivate you to make the simple changes that will restore healthy thyroid function!
Low thyroid function shares symptoms with many other endocrine disorders. Looking for patterns of the most common symptoms — and a few of the lesser-known ones shown in the box at right — will help you pinpoint whether your thyroid is the cause