know which symptom of the disease manifests itself in the morning
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Considered an “invisible” disease, hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid does not produce enough hormones to keep the body functioning correctly. If left untreated, it can affect the nerves, disrupting the flow of information between the brain and the rest of the body.
One of the most classic symptoms of the disease is excessive tiredness, which can start as soon as you wake up. Fatigue can be so great that the patient may have difficulty even lifting their head from the pillow in the morning — many still go through the day sleepy, with difficulty staying awake.
According to the Ministry of Health, other signs of the condition are hair loss, muscle pain, memory failure, dry skin, constipation, irregular menstruation, slowing of the heartbeat, depression and increased blood cholesterol.
According to a study published in the Journal of Thyroid Research, another symptom of low hormone production by the gland is hunger: with little energy, the body would ask for carbohydrates to fuel the body and keep it working. The sign can also lead to weight gain.
In adults, hypothyroidism is most often caused by Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks the gland, which loses its ability to function properly.
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Thyroid is the name of a gland responsible for regulating important organ functions and for producing the hormones T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), which regulate metabolism. However, when it presents changes, the consequences of the problem in the gland manifests itself throughout the body.KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images
The thyroid is shaped like a butterfly and is located in the front of the neck, near the region known as the gogó or Adam’s apple. When there is some type of change, the gland starts to work slowly, called hypothyroidism, or in an exaggerated way, called hyperthyroidism.KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images
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Early diagnosis of the disease can help prevent serious problems. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the signals that the body gives. Hair loss, dry skin, and weight gain or loss, for example, can indicate the presence of thyroid imbalance.bojanstory/ Getty Images
In addition to these, mood swings, drowsiness or tiredness for no apparent reason, muscle pain and difficulty concentrating can also be alert.David Zach/Getty Images
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One of the most common thyroid problems is nodules, which do not show symptoms. It is estimated that 60% of the Brazilian population has thyroid nodules at some point in their lives. However, only 5% of nodules are cancerous. Tharakorn Arunothai / EyeEm/ Getty Images
Early recognition of this nodule can save the person’s life and thyroid palpation is essential for this. Once the nodule is identified, the endocrinologist will request a series of complementary tests to confirm the presence of problems.NoSystem images/Getty Images
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In addition to the lump or lump in the neck, which usually grows quickly, other symptoms may indicate thyroid cancer, such as: hoarseness, voice changes, difficulty breathing, constant coughing, difficulty swallowing, or a constant feeling of something stuck. in the throatDaniel Allan/Getty Images
Therefore, paying attention to the presence of swelling in the neck and pain in the front of the throat, which can radiate to the ears, is important for an early diagnosis and to prevent the advancement of problems.mixetto/ Getty Images
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In the case of the presence of nodules, the diagnosis is usually made after performing an ultrasound of the neck. According to the characteristics of the disease, an aspiration puncture is performed, through which the diagnosis of cancer can be confirmed.Tanja Ristic/Getty Images
The treatment of thyroid cancer is surgical. Total or partial thyroidectomy (thyroid removal) is the treatment of choice. There may also be a need for therapeutic complementation with radioactive iodine.NoSystem images/Getty Images
The treatment recommended by the Ministry of Health is the use of a drug called levothyroxine daily, on an empty stomach — the drug maintains normal hormone levels, allowing the patient to be functional in their routine.
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