Are your periods heavier, more frequent and more painful than usual? Or, are they the exact opposite? Either way, this could be a sign of hypothyroidism (heavier) or hyperthyroidism (lighter).

5. Weight issues

Have you been working super hard – eating right and exercising regularly – to lose weight, but you still haven’t been able to shed a single pound? Inability to lose or gain weight is one of most common signs of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

6. Cholesterol issues

High cholesterol or unusually low cholesterol levels are strong indicators that there’s an issue with your thyroid.

7. Fatigue

Do you still feel tired even after getting eight or more hours of uninterrupted sleep? Your thyroid might be to blame. Additionally, depression and anxiety could be symptoms of thyroid disease.

As common as these symptoms may seem, if you are experiencing any of these for an extended period of time, it is wise to see your doctor.


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