Thyroid disorders affect millions of people. The two common types of thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism (underactive) and hyperthyroidism (overactive). An underactive thyroid means your body isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones, and overactive means the opposite. Consult your doctor if you notice these common signs of a thyroid problem, especially if you experience one specific behavioral trait (on page 10).
1. Your internal temperature is unpredictable
When you have an underactive thyroid, your body overall slows down. When this happens, less energy is being burned by your cells. This can create a constant chill, since your body is having a hard time regulating its internal temperature. On the contrary, if your thyroid is overactive, you might sweat more than usual. Any change in body temperature should be brought up to your doctor.
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