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The Thyroid and Skin Connection

All body cells have thyroid hormone receptors, even skin cells. A thyroid disease victim exhibits some skin-related symptoms such as dull skin tone, dry skin, and a puffy face. Eye bags and skin breakouts similar to those women experience during menstruation are also common. The hair loss may also affect the facial hairs such as the eyebrows.

Women are very conscious about skin blemishes; no wonder cosmetics is a multi-billion industry. Women use makeup to hide skin imperfections. However, hiding them does not make them go. The skin might be alerting the person of a more dangerous problem, like thyroid dysfunction. Cosmetics do more harm than good since their ingredients are extremely toxic.

From time to time, women should detoxify or take a “makeup break”. In case of skin problems and some of the following symptoms, the patient might be having a thyroid disorder.

  • Hair loss and brittle hair
  • Panic attacks and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability in an otherwise calm individual
  • Depression
  • Puffy face and eye bags
  • Reduced body hair growth
  • Feeling cold when everyone else is in a vest
  • No weight loss or weight gain
  • Feeling sick

When a woman says she is feeling sick, she is often dismissed or labeled a hypochondriac when a full body examination does not pick any health issue. Most of the time, a thyroid dysfunction is hard to detect unless that is what the doctor is looking for. Often, a doctor may notice the problem as the thyroid and only tell the patient the thyroid is a little lazy instead of telling the whole truth i.e the body is attacking the thyroid gland.

In thyroid disorders such as Hashimoto’s a “sluggish thyroid” is far from the truth. Actually, the thyroid is overworked and fighting a war at the same time. Hashimoto’s might sound like a Japanese Ninja, but it is one severe thyroid condition that could get worse if not treated early.

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