When something feels off in our bodies, our minds don't usually jump to thinking that we have problems with our thyroid. However, there are a number of silent symptoms of thyroid issues to watch out for, especially because you might not even realize they're a thyroid-related issues. Recognizing these symptoms can be helpful, especially when you're unsure what's causing these changes. Pinpointing what's going on in your body can help encourage you to see a doctor, who can determine what's wrong through testing and help you find solutions.
"Symptoms of thyroid disorders can oftentimes be very subtle or nonspecific," Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, M.D., M.S. tells Bustle. "The symptoms that manifest may also be seen in various other medical conditions. Therefore, it's not surprising that it may be difficult to spot a thyroid problem since signs and symptoms may be easily confused with other health problems."
These symptoms may disrupt your life, but certain symptoms, like feeling tired all the time, do not always give us reason to check our thyroid health because it's not the first thing we think to do. If you suspect something is off in your body, you'll want to watch out for these seven silent symptoms of thyroid issues — and then discuss with your doctor what to do next.