Health Editor Penny Lewis The REAL reason YOU’RE ALWAYS TIRED
It’s the tiny gland that’s crucial to your health and wellbeing, so a dy sfunctional thy roid can leave you exhausted
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and just seem out of whack? For those suffering from a thyroid disorder, this is their reality, day in, day out.
It’s estimated that 10% of New Zealanders have thyroid disease – and in many cases, it’s undiagnosed, with sufferers thinking they’re just tired and rundown.
They commonly experience symptoms such as a lack of energy, bloating, fogginess, forgetfulness, insomnia, weight fluctuations and anxiety.
“All the symptoms are non-specific and can overlap with other common conditions, including stress, which is the main issue when trying to diagnose a thyroid problem,” explains endocrinologist Dr Katherine Tonks.
So how can you tell if you’re suffering from burnout or something more serious? Read on to uncover the key symptoms of common thyroid disorders and the treatments that will help get you back on track.
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