Hair loss and nervousness can indicate diseases of the thyroid gland
Hair loss and increased nervousness can be an expression of a thyroid disease and should therefore be checked by a doctor, reports the news agency "dpa", referring to the statements of the professional association of German internists (BDI) in Wiesbaden.
Thyroid diseases can generally trigger a very wide range of symptoms, including swollen or fat legs, sleep disorders, excessive sweating, rapid heartbeat, constipation and diarrhea. However, nervousness and hair loss are rarely associated with thyroid disease by those affected. However, hyperthyroidism should generally be considered here, according to the professional association of German internists. This also applies to complaints such as palpitations, weight loss despite sufficient food intake or protruding eyeballs.
Diseases of the thyroid gland with a significant influence on the metabolism According to the BDI, typical signs of an underactive thyroid are fatigue, weakness and increased freezing. According to the experts, the mentioned constipation and muscle cramps can also indicate an underactive thyroid. While certain metabolic processes in hyperthyroidism are accelerated by the increased release of thyroid hormones, the exact opposite is the case in hyperthyroidism. The metabolic processes run slower than normal and many sufferers, for example, gain significant body weight despite a low appetite.
A third of adults with an altered thyroid gland In order to determine over- or under-functioning of the thyroid gland, a physical examination with palpation of the organ is usually carried out first. An ultrasound examination can provide further important information and a blood analysis shows how the concentration of the thyroid hormones in the organism actually turns out. If you suspect a thyroid disorder, the BDI recommends an early visit to the doctor, because the sooner therapeutic treatment is started, the better the chances of success. Regarding the spread of thyroid disorders, the BDI explained that around a third of adults have a change in the thyroid. (fp)
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