January is Thyroid Awareness Month

The beginning of a new year and the perfect time to make a resolution to change your lifestyle, January is also Thyroid Awareness Month. Located at the base of the neck, the thyroid produces hormones that help to regulate a wide variety of processes in the body. From weight gain to hair loss, there are many different problems that can be caused by a thyroid imbalance, making it extremely important to know about and watch for symptoms of thyroid problems.

Symptoms to Watch For

The two main problems that occur are hyperthyroidism, an overproduction of hormones, and hypothyroidism, an underproduction of hormones. There are a variety of potential symptoms to watch for depending on the production of hormones, some of which include rapid weight gain/loss, high blood pressure, sensitivity to cold and constant fatigue.

Thyroid Problems and Hair Loss

Thyroid imbalance typically begins during middle age and is a leading cause of female hair loss. As your thyroid begins to over or under-produce hormones, the change in hormone levels puts stress on many systems of the body, including the hair growth cycle. As your hair growth falters, hair loss will become more noticeable, causing embarrassment and worry.

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