DO you have any of the following symptoms
* Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
* Coarse, dry hair
* Dry, rough pale skin
* Hair loss
* Cold intolerance (can’t tolerate the cold like those around you)
* Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
* Memory loss
* Abnormal menstrual cycles
* Decreased libido
You may not experience all of these symptoms but if you just have a few then you need your TSH tested. Its a simple blood test to determine if your thyroid is acting properly. For normal levels check here.
Approx. 5 yrs I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was turning 30 and started to have trouble loosing weight. I always experienced cold feet and hands, memory loss, frequent muscle cramps and constipation. I was having difficulty maintaining a pregnancy and had several miscarriages. If your levels do not remain between 1-2 then you could miscarry a pregnancy. My doctor decided to do a full work up and that’s when she discovered that my thyroid levels were low. Started on synthroid and began testing my levels til’ I my levels were back to normal before I was given the go a head to try and get pregnant again.
Over 5 million Americans have this condition and many more that haven’t been diagnosed yet. You can find more information at http://www.endocrineweb.com/hypo1.html.
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