What are the types of issues you can have with your thyroid?

If you have too much thyroid hormone that's secreted by the cells, then your body starts working faster than it should. And this can increase your heart rate, give you diarrhea anxiety and quite a few other symptoms.

And that's called hyperthyroidism.

You can also produce not enough thyroid hormone. And so your cells actually slow down your body function, slows down your digestion gets sluggish, your metabolism gets slower so you might put on weight.

And this is called hypothyroidism.

There's also thyroid eye disease, which comes along with hyperthyroidism, and there is thyroid cancer, which is fairly rare. There are nodules and swellings that you can also get on your thyroid.

And then there's postpartum thyroiditis, which comes after you're pregnant and you can get it with every pregnancy.

Alice Godfrey

Nutritionist and Thyroid expert

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