Your thyroid is the queen of all hormones, commanding control of every cell of your body. It helps regulate everything from your brain, heart, hair, nails, and sex drive to your metabolism and digestion. No other hormone can claim that power.
It's no surprise then that when your thyroid isn't working well, nothing is working well.
Thyroid physiology is complex and unique to the individual. If you have low thyroid symptoms such as fatigue or weight gain, you might simply be given a thyroid hormone replacement drug or told by your doctor that you're "just getting older." In some cases, you may have low thyroid symptoms despite "normal" labs.
But there’s no such thing as a magic pill for everyone, and we need to get a comprehensive diagnosis to gain insight into why someone is struggling with the symptoms they have.
Here are six hidden thyroid problems we need to start talking about, and what to do about each one: