Sometimes, the ability of the thyroid gland to produce hormones can be affected by several factors or thyroid conditions, leading to abnormally low thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) or excessive thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can be detrimental to health and can significantly affect one’s quality of life because they increase the affected individual’s risk of developing heart disease, bone disorders, skin and hair problems, bleeding issues, sexual and reproductive concerns, and other debilitating medical conditions.
In general, people with hypothyroidism can experience the following signs and symptoms:
On the other hand, excessive levels of thyroid hormone cause hyperthyroidism. This thyroid condition significantly increases metabolism leading to the following symptoms:
Causes of Thyroid Problems
Problems with the thyroid gland can be caused by several conditions. For hyperthyroidism, common causes are:
On the other hand, hypothyroidism can be caused by the following:
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