New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/07/2014 -- Many health problems are ignored because their symptoms are mistaken for something else, allowing them to become severe before correct treatment is started. Hypothyroidism is high on this list, and people can suffer for years before it is diagnosed because the symptoms can mimic those of other diseases.
The thyroid gland controls how body cells utilize energy from food and is responsible for the hormone production that regulates metabolism. A person’s metabolism will affect the body temperature, heart rate and how well the body is able to burn calories. If the body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones, it can cause a condition known as hypothyroidism. Some of the common symptoms of hypothyroidism include dry skin, fatigue, a puffy face, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight loss, muscle weakness, hoarseness, swollen joints, heavy menstrual periods, muscle aches, elevated cholesterol, impaired memory, depression, thinning hair and slowed heart rate. There is a tendency to attribute some of these problems to “I am just tired” or “I guess I’m getting old”.
Raven Jackson, the owner and founder of http://www.myhappythyroid.com says, “Many informational websites do not take the time to find the real facts, and simply repost what is already out there. We have taken the time to actually research the subject in order to provide our visitors with factual data instead of conjecture from all over the web”.
MyHappyThyroid.com has its information divided into easily searchable sections: Primary causes of hypothyroidism, hypothyroid diet, hypothyroidism and pregnancy, hypothyroidism natural treatment, symptoms of hypothyroidism, and thyroid supplements. The last section addresses possible dangers of thyroid supplements. Anyone taking thyroid supplements should have their thyroid level tested regularly. Taking too many can disrupt the body’s ability to regulate the level of hormones and can actually trigger the onset of thyroid disease in a person who is otherwise healthy.
MyHappyThyroid.com is a truly educational website, one which can provide useful information to those wondering if they may have a thyroid problem as well as those who would like to learn more about this important gland in order to help friends and family. Questions about hypothyroidism or http://www.myhappythyroid.com should be sent through the contact form on the site.