29 Common Signs of Hypothyroidism
By Carolyn Dean, MD ND
Causing widespread health conditions for an estimated 20 million people in the United States, thyroid diseases are hard for doctors to properly diagnose because blood tests aren’t accurate enough and the symptoms can be easily confused with other conditions.
So, how do you know if you are suffering from a disease like hypothyroidism? For starters, you could see if you are experiencing 3 or more of the following common signs of Hypothyroidism.
- Yeast infection
- Vitiligo (loss of skin color)
- Sleep apnea
- Alopecia (sudden hair loss in patches)
- High blood pressure
- Low blood pressure
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Melasma (patches of discoloration on face)
- Raynaud's syndrome (painful blue/red fingers with exposure to cold)
- Dry mouth
- Polymyalgia (muscle pain and stiffness around shoulders, hips)
- Dry eyes
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Dry skin
- Muscle cramps
- Lump in breast
- Brittle nails
- Skin problems (hives, psoriasis, eczema)
- Hoarse voice
- Cold hands and feet
- Scalloped tongue
- Low sex drive
- Excessive ear wax
- Cold intolerance
- Slow heartbeat
- Chronic infection
- Tongue biting
- Headaches and migraines
If you or someone you know experiences 3 or more of these symptoms, then please read on.
I agree that thyroid patients may suffer all these associated symptoms but it’s not necessarily because of thyroid disease, itself. From my almost 50 years of study and experience, I’ve narrowed the causes of thyroid disease down to the true root causes: mineral deficiency and yeast overgrowth, leading to, what I call, “Total Body Meltdown (TBM),” which always involves the thyroid. TBM also includes the adrenals, sex hormones, immune system, the heart, kidneys, liver, gut, and brain! Yeast overgrowth and mineral deficiency will then create weight gain, acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, leaky gut, food allergies, hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, and much more!
No matter what chronic disease you look at today you will come up with a long list of all the associated conditions, just like with hypothyroidism. That’s why I say it’s TBM because all systems are affected. However, if you label and treat each condition individually, you end up with an array of diets, supplements, and advice that becomes overwhelming, confusing, and contradictory.
If you’d like to know more about Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, or Hyperthyroidism, I recommend you download my FREE e-book Total Body ReSet for Your Thyroid (below) which contains my full thyroid protocol and case studies of people who were able to treat their thyroid imbalance naturally and reduce their dependency on drugs.
Dr. Carolyn Dean
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Dr. Carolyn Dean has been in the forefront of health issues for almost 40 years. She is not only a medical doctor, but also a naturopath, herbalist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, intuitive, lecturer, consultant, author, inventor, capitalist, and purveyor of commonsense! She’s authored and co-authored over 35 books including The Magnesium Miracle, IBS for Dummies, Hormone Balance and Death by Modern Medicine, and 110 Kindle books. Dr. Dean is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit Nutritional Magnesium Association. She was awarded The Arrhythmia Alliance Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management Services Award 2012, presented at The Heart Rhythm Congress, organized by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Sept 23-26, 2012. In September 2014, she received an Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award at the Sacred Fire of Liberty Awards in Washington.