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Women’s Health: Signs of a Thyroid Problem

POSTED BY White Plains Hospital
April 16, 2019  
Your thyroid gland secretes hormones that control a variety of bodily functions such as heart rate, metabolism, energy, and more

If your thyroid function is abnormal, your whole body is thrown off and balance is disrupted. Women are at increased risk of developing a thyroid disease, and symptoms often go unaddressed.  It’s important to know the warning signs of thyroid disorders in women, and where to go for the best care.

Signs of Thyroid Problems
The two most common thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). The list below includes general changes to be aware of and to consult with your doctor to address:
Unexplained Weight Change
Altered Menstrual Periods
Abnormal Heart Rate
Increased or Decreased Energy Level
Mood Changes
Dry Hair and Skin
Temperature Sensitivity
Muscle Aches
Dry or Puffy Eyes
Exceptional Care for Thyroid Disorders at White Plains Hospital  
While individually, these signs may not be a source of concern, if you notice that you’re experiencing several of the symptoms listed above, it is important to consult a doctor with experience in women’s health thyroid care. The physicians at White Plains Hospital have the expertise to address mild to severe thyroid conditions, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Learn more about how thyroid disorders affect women in particular.
For more information on treatment of thyroid disorders at White Plains Hospital, or to schedule a consultation, call 914-849-MyMD.

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