Have you ever thought to yourself that you might have a sluggish thyroid? I have. I think we all have. Especially when trying to lose weight (read the latest groundbreaking research), I am sure thoughts have run through your mind when you are not losing at the light speed of time. But there might be times when you should get your thyroid checked. Especially at our age. Even if you don’t have any symptoms it is recommended by American Thyroid Association to get your thyroid checked at age 35.
Here are some symptoms of a slow thyroid:
- Restless sleep
- Constantly tired
- Cold when other’s are not
- Panic attack
- Difficulty losing weight even when on a diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes)
- Poor concentration
- Muscle soreness
- Digestive problems
- Dry skin, acne or eczema
- Hair that feels like straw and thin
If you are still not sure, because those symptoms can show up on a random Thursday. Dr. Oz has a test you can do at home. To find out if you are low on iodine, which helps body make thyroid hormones, rub iodine on the under side of you arm. If it absorbs with no yellow color your iodine levels are too low. You might want to get tested. Also, start sprinkling 1/2 tsp. iodized table salt on 1 meal a day, or take a multi-vitamin with 150 mg iodine.