Common signs of an underactive thyroid are tiredness, weight gain and feeling depressed.

There’s no way of preventing an underactive thyroid. Most cases are caused either by the immune system attacking the thyroid gland and damaging it or damage during treatment for other symptom

Symptoms of an underactive Thyroid are often similar to those of other conditions, and they usually develop slowly, so you may not notice them for years.

You should see your GP and ask to be tested for an underactive thyroid if you have symptoms including:

  • tiredness
  • weight gain
  • depression
  • being sensitive to the cold
  • dry skin and hair
  • muscle aches

The only accurate way of finding out whether you have a thyroid problem is to have a thyroid function test, where a sample of blood is tested to measure your hormone levels.

Women are more likely to have Thyroid problems than men

Treatment would include a general treatment of Shiatsu, Reflexology , Interx and Nutritional advice