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How can you tell if you have problems with your thyroid?

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  • Posted By: doobio
  • August 19, 2008
  • 06:32 AM

I feel like my metabolism is slower than it should be.

How long do you have to exercise before it speeds up your metabolism?

What are some symptoms you should look for with a hypothyroid?

Would this affect your immune system and how fast your body deals with colds?

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  • I went years undiagnosed, even though they knew i was borderline when I was a teenager. For everyone it's different, hair loss, acne, inabiliy to loose weight while still dieting and excersizing. For you, you need to get your t3 and t4 levels checked to make sure your thyroid is acurately making enough hormones. my symptoms were terrible gastric problems, (IBS), unexplained aches, pains, and tingling/numbness in extremeities, inability to loose weight despite diet and excersize, sluggish feeling all day, acne, cold intolerance, etcYour thyroid affects a lot more than you think. try going to thryoid.about.com or talk to your doctor!
    k333ly 59 Replies
    • August 20, 2008
    • 03:10 PM
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  • HiI was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 11 years ago and have suffered with extreme tiredness, no energy at all, weight gain, dry skin, dry hair & nails, sensitive to cold, sore throats (I always get tonsilitis), aching muscles etc...etc....there are a lot of symptoms, if you google in hypothyroidism symptoms I'm sure you'll find plenty more. Your thyroid can affect your immune system and vice versa, and that means it could take you longer to get rid of your cold.If you think you have hypothyroidism then the first thing to do is make an appointment with your doctor. Ask for blood tests, not just your TSH level, but your T3 & T4 too. Explain how you feel & don't be fobbed off, it took me over 2 years of appointments before my GP would even send me for a blood test. And suprise suprise, I did have an underactive thyroid! I think you know your own body. I would also ask for a cortisol test too, which tests your adrenals (these are closely linked to your thyroid) if your adrenals are failing you will have the same symptoms as you would for hypothyroidismGood luckCath
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 08:52 PM
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