What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?
The symptoms of a slow thyroid can be mild, moderate or severe. They can include fatigue; brain fog; anxiety and irritability; depression; personality changes; panic attacks; hair loss (including the eyebrows); gum problems; gut and digestive issues; eye problems; joint pain; trouble losing weight, and a weak immune system.
What should I do if I suspect my thyroid is not functioning optimally?
Many of the symptoms related to an underactive thyroid are fairly common and may be confused with other conditions. The best way to get diagnosed is to visit your doctor who will order screening blood tests to measure the amount of thyroid hormones in your blood.