Signs Of A Bad Thyroid Function

Pay attention to the signs that your body shows, so that you can treat thyroid problems as quickly as possible.

Sadness and depression

Your mood can be affected by thyroid problems. This kind of depression arises without any apparent cause.

If the gland produces too few hormones, the serotonin level goes down and this translates into negative feelings.

If the thyroid gland produces too many hormones, you can feel constantly restless and irritated.

Weight changes
If you do exercise and follow a diet, but still do not lose weight, it can be caused by thyroid problems.

The same can be said if you do not arrive , no matter how much you eat. Changes in metabolism often occur in this type of imbalance.


Problems with going to the toilet, despite eating a lot of vegetables and fiber, is one of the most important signs of a disrupted thyroid function.

If you suffer from chronic constipation that causes bleeding and bowel pain, consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Sleep problems


If you do not fall asleep or if you wake up in the middle of the night without a clear reason, it can be thyroid. Problems with sleep, nightmares and insomnia are all associated with a malfunctioning thyroid gland.

Thyroid problems can also manifest as an increased need for sleep and difficulties with getting up early. A slow thyroid gland also slows down the body functions.

Joint pain

This symptom is linked to different disorders and even daily habits such as too much exercise or lifting too much weight.

A reduced thyroid function can cause joint pain, especially in the arms and legs. Be careful, because this in itself can lead to fibromyalgia.

Dry Skin

Moisturizing lotions, creams and oils are not enough: the skin is always dry and ‘scaly’.

This symptom is most striking in the legs and face. The armpits and the scalp may also be dry. In many cases it is due to less than normal sweating.

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol with a blood test is unusual when you have a balanced diet, with little fat. When a person suffers from hypothyroidism, the body’s metabolism is slower and the fat can not burn properly. This causes the cholesterol and triglyceride levels to rise.

Loss of Libido

Lack of interest in sex can be related to a problem with the thyroid gland. Poor mood, weight gain and joint pain often worsen a lack of libido.

Neck Pain

Moving the neck in certain directions creates pressure that prevents you from swallowing properly.

Plasma is another general symptom of thyroid problems. This is because the gland increases in size and puts pressure on the trachea.

Muscle Strain

Using muscles that are not used to exercise becomes a nightmare, with pain that can last for days.

If parts of your body are also numb, it would be a good idea to visit your doctor for a check.

Hair Loss

This may be due to dry scalp or the metabolic changes associated with a thyroid disorder.

It is normal to find a couple of hairs on your pillow in the morning or lose a few strands while showering or brushing, but the loss of a whole bunch just by touching your head is not normal.

This type of hair loss is not limited to the scalp, but the eyebrows are also susceptible. Growth slows for the hair on the legs, under the armpits and at the genitals. When it grows, it is very thin and brittle.


Palpitations occur when the heart beats so quickly that you can feel it, even while lying down.

If you see slight heart palpitations in your neck or wrist, without making physical effort, it may be because your thyroid gland produces too many hormones.