8 hälsoproblem som du kan skylla helt på din sköldkörtel

En sköldkörtel som är överaktiv (hypertyreoidism), underaktiv (hypotyreos) eller har utvecklat strukturella problem (en nodul eller tumör) kan vara den skyldige bakom ett överraskande symptomområde.

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Because the thyroid gland regulates metabolism, too much thyroid hormone causes the general speeding up of bodily functions, explains the American Thyroid Association (ATA). So it makes sense that if you’re experiencing unexpected weight loss, hyperthyroidism could be to blame. On the other end of the spectrum, if the number on your bathroom scale is going up, the increase could be caused by hypothyroidism, which causes the slowing of bodily processes. Usually the weight gain isn’t a matter of obesity; it’s in the range of five to 15 pounds