Do You Know The Difference Between Underactive And Overactive Thyroid?

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Check out this chart and list of underachieve and overactive thyroid symptoms – and try not to get confused by the similarity of the terms “hypo” (which means “too little”) and “hyper” (which means “too much” of something). To remember it – just think of someone who is hyperactive – they show too much activity.

Note that a few of the symptoms of these conditions are the same. Please note also that this is not medical advice and not a substitute for a real professional diagnosis. If you have these symptoms, you should get a medical checkup and your doctor can perform the tests to measure your actual levels of thyroid hormones, plus any other relevant tests you may need.

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid):
Dry, coarse hair
Loss of eyebrow hair
Puffy face
Enlarged thyroid (goiter)
Slow heartbeat
Weight gain
Constipation
Nails splitting
Arthritis risk increased
Cold intolerance
Depression / moodiness
Dry skin
Fatigue
Forgetfulness
Infertility
Heavy menstrual periods
Muscle aches
Moodiness.

Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid):
Hair loss
Bulging eyes (Graves Disease)
Enlarged thyroid (goiter)
Rapid heartbeat
Sweating
Weight loss
Frequent bowel
movement
Warm, moist palms
Tremors
Soft / splitting nails
Sleeping disorder
Heat intolerance
Irritability
Muscle weakness
Nervousness
Irregular menstrual periods.

For More Thyroid Tips: check out our other page 10 Signs You May Have A Thyroid Problem (And 10 Things You Can Do About It)

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