Archive for May 8th, 2008

Signs of Aging? Better Check Your Thyroid Gland…

May 8, 2008

Go to fullsize imageIf you complain of too much fatigability, or weakness and memory loss.. these may not be signs of aging but rather an abnormality in your thryoid gland. 

So where is the thyroid gland?  It is found in the neck just below the Adam’s apple.  Any malfunction of the thyroid gland results in a reduction body temperature ( you cant tolerate cold) , decrease in heart rate and muscle strength as well as increase in cholesterol.  Worst of all the symptoms are a decrease in memory and mood due to a sluggish feeling and weight gain.  When  these symptoms occur, you feel tired all the time and may blame aging as the culprit!

It si very easy to check thru blood tests called TSH ot Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and Free T4 or the thyroid hormone.  These tests are readily available but must be interpreted properly because any mistake in analysis can results in a wrong therapy.  Make sure you have the test confirmed for evaluation by a certified endocrinologist in your area.

A High TSH and Low FT4 is diagnostic.  Treatment is simple and requires thyroid hormone replacement. And boom…you will feel better, become more active and better sense of well being!  And feel young again!

So The next time….

You Feel unexpectedly Sluggish?…Check your Thyroid!