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Thyroid & Mood

According to Mayo Clinic, "Can thyroid disease affect my mood? Answer From Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D.


Yes, #thyroid disease can affect your mood — primarily causing either anxiety or depression. Generally, the more severe the thyroid disease, the more severe the mood changes.⠀⠀



If you have an overactive thyroid (#hyperthyroidism), you may experience:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Unusual nervousness⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Restlessness⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Anxiety⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Irritability⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you have an underactive thyroid (#hypothyroidism), you may experience:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


  • Mild to severe fatigue⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Depression⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


Still, it's unlikely that emotional symptoms such as anxiety or depression would be the only evidence of thyroid disease.

Thyroid disease is usually associated with signs and symptoms such as:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


Food and lifestyle choices can make a major impact on the symptoms of #thyroid dysfunction. Ready to reclaim your thyroid health?

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