The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, It can have a dramatic effect on a huge variety of bodily functions if it is not functioning properly, while, if you are a woman over 35 the chances of developing a thyroid disorder are even higher (even over 30%).
That's why it's important to be able to recognize those signs that warn you that your thyroid is not working properly, so that you can inform your personal doctor accordingly and suggest specialized examinations, if it deems it necessary.
See 4 signs of its malfunction, which many are unaware of:
You are constantly tired
You feel inexplicably sad
If you have noticed lately that you have symptoms of depression without any other change in your life, then it is possible that reduced thyroid hormone production causes a drop in serotonin levels in the brain, of the hormone that raises your psychological mood.
You have decreased libido
The reduced (or even zero) Sexual mood is often an indication of thyroid dysfunction. Decreased hormone production contributes to a corresponding decline in sexual mood, but also the other symptoms of hypothyroidism (weight gain, reduced energy etc.) can also play an important role.
Your skin is dry
Dry, itchy skin can be a symptom of hypothyroidism.. The change in the texture and appearance of the skin is probably due to reduced metabolism (caused by very little production of thyroid hormones), which can reduce sweating. When the skin does not have enough moisture from natural sweating, can quickly become dry and flaky. Similarly, nails can become brittle and create lines.