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Today's Mission 4 Monday: Physical Health - Thyroid
Millions of People Have Undiagnosed Thyroid Conditions By Mary Shomon, About.com Updated: November 19, 2008
It's estimated that 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority don't even know it yet. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, is the master gland of metabolism. When your thyroid doesn't function, it can affect every aspect of your health, and in particular, weight, depression and energy levels.
Since undiagnosed thyroid problems can dramatically increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a host of other symptoms and health problems, it's important that you don't go undiagnosed.
You don't need to have all of these symptoms in order to have a thyroid problem, but here are some of the most common signs that you may have a thyroid condition: To continue to read this article please click here
Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis Which May Have A Thyroid Connection Symptoms, Signs and Diagnosis for Both Hyper and Hypo Thyroid. Treatment for Hyperthyroidism Usually Leads to Hypothyroidism. Heart/Lungs Athrosclerosis Heart Attack Stroke High Cholesterol Slow heart rate Fast hear rate Atrial fibrilation(If on thyroid medication, too much may cause this condition) Palpitations COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Emphysema Asthma Difficulty Breathing Myxedema Coma
Mental Brain Fog - if severe, prbolems driving, i.e. stop on green, go on red. Inability to focus, remember, recall Panic Attacks - Anxiety Myxedema Maddness and all levels leading up to this extreme condition - Intermitent Violence, Road Rage, Judgemental ADHD Alzheimers - Thyroid is mis-diagnosed as alzheimers at times Schizophrenia Depression Irritability Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome? Personality Changes
Gastrointestinal Autoimmune Gastritis Possible Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B12, Folic Acid) Iron/Vitamin D Deficiency - Osteoporosis Irritable Bowel Disease Diarrhea Celiac Disease (Intolerance to Wheat and Grain Products) Milk Allergies Constipation Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Diverticulitis Endrometriosis Colon Cancer (Israeli Study) Barrett's Esophagus Autoimmune Hepatitis Leaky Gut Syndrome
Miscellaneous Signs, Symptoms and Diagnoses Decreased Body Temperature - Consistently Below 97.7° Intolerance for Heat - Keeping the Thermostat Low in the Summer Change in Blood Type Chronic Fatigue Cold when others are hot Raynaud's Disease (Cold Hands and Feet) White Spots on Teeth Thrush Gingivits and other Dental Problems (Ask for Neck Protector when having Dental X-Rays) Striated Fingernails Club Nails White Spots on Nails Brittle Nails Small Cuticles Flat Nails Loss of Lumnae (Moon Shapes on Nails) Loss of Fingerprints Weight Gain or Loss Headaches/Migraines Interrupted Sleep Patterns Sleep Apnea Fatigue Thick Coarse Hair in the Elderly Allergies (Pollens, Foods, Chemicals, Metals - Jewelry, Drugs - May Cause Severe, Severe, Life threatening Drug Reactions as do other Allergies) Infertility Difficult Periods Difficult Menopause Decreased or No Libido (Sex Drive) Frequent Infections (Colds, Urinary Tract Infections, Pneumonia etc.) Vitiligo - White Spots on Skin Dry Skin, Skin Disorders Bulging Eyes (Graves Disease) - Hyperthyroidism Itching Psoriasis and other Skin Disease Tinnitis - Ringing in the Ears Decreases in Vision and Hearing and Associated Diseases and Problems Mottled Teeth Dry Mouth and Eyes Kidney Stones/Other Kidney Problems May Lead to Other Autoimmune Diseases - Diabetes, Myasthenia Gravis,Lupus, MS, etc. Called Polyglandular Disease - Cascade Effect Hiccups Esophageal Spasym Complications From Surgery - Anasthesia(Notify Anesthesiologist Prior to Surgery) Women Considering Pregnancy Should Be Tested Ahead of Time. Possiblity of Birth DefectsLoss of I.Q. Points, Autism, Down's May Be Connection Increased Incidence of Melanoma(Vetereans Research Audie Murphy-Bayolor University) Lung Cancer - "Disease of the Thyroid" Decreased Incidence of Colon Cancer if Treated for Thyroid(Israeli/U Michigan Research) Metabolic Syndrome Syndrome X? Men 1 and Men 2 (Medical Diagnosis)
Early Symptoms Cretinism - Rarely Seen Early Allergy to Milk - Any Allergies Inability to Tolerate Going In and Out of Heat and Air Conditioning(Becoming Sick) Sun Sensitive - Rashes Poison Ivy Sensitivity Failure To Thrive - Babies Small Stature(Short) Mononeucleos Epstein-Barr Virus Grey Hair Before 30 ADHD and Various Inappropriate Behaviors