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What are the symtoms of a thyroid problem?

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Old 04-02-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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What are the symtoms of a thyroid problem?

I'm 17 years old, i'll be 18 this coming August, and ever since I've been a teen I've noticed especially the past two or three years my hair comes out more so then others, I mean yeah people say you shed over 100 hairs a day, but mine is so much more, It's also like impossible for me to gain ANY weight, I've been tryin to so hard, my moms side of the family has a history of thyroid problems, and I just don't know all the symptoms? If anyone could help me, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Old 04-02-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: What are the symtoms of a thyroid problem?

A simple visit to the doctor is all that is needed to know for sure. You can even do a search online for "at home TSH test kit" and buy one of those...all you gotta do is stick your finger with the supplied lancet and place a droplet of blood in the collection gadget provided and mail it back to the a few days, they mail you results....its like 40 bucks. Its not the most effective series of tests for thyroid, but initially, its accurate and can alert you to a potential problem....if that test is normal, you probably have nothing to worry about....if it is abnormal low or high, its time to go to the doc for a more thorough exam.

As for symptoms, thyroid problems mimick many different illnesses. Just search the net for terms like "hypothyroid symptoms" "graves disease symptoms" "hyperthyroid symptoms" and you'll find tons of info out there. At the beginning of these boards I think there is a big list of symptoms as well.

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