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Women’s Health: Signs of a Thyroid Problem

White Plains Hospital

April 16, 2019

Women’s Health: Signs of a Thyroid Problem

Your thyroid gland secretes hormones that control a variety of bodily functions such as heart rate, metabolism, energy, and more. 

If your thyroid function is abnormal, your whole body is thrown off and balance is disrupted. Women are at increased risk of developing a thyroid disease, and symptoms often go unaddressed.  It’s important to know the warning signs of thyroid disorders in women, and where to go for the best care.

Signs of Thyroid Problems

The two most common thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). The list below includes general changes to be aware of and to consult with your doctor to address:

  • Unexplained Weight Change
  • Altered Menstrual Periods
  • Abnormal Heart Rate
  • Increased or Decreased Energy Level
  • Mood Changes
  • Dry Hair and Skin
  • Temperature Sensitivity
  • Muscle Aches
  • Dry or Puffy Eyes

Exceptional Care for Thyroid Disorders at White Plains Hospital

While individually, these signs may not be a source of concern, if you notice that you’re experiencing several of the symptoms listed above, it is important to consult a doctor with experience in women’s health thyroid care. The physicians at White Plains Hospital have the expertise to address mild to severe thyroid conditions, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Learn more about how thyroid disorders affect women in particular.

For more information on treatment of thyroid disorders at White Plains Hospital, or to schedule a consultation, call 914-849-MyMD.