7. Hoarse Voice & Discomfort in the Neck
Thyroid problems can also cause problems like hoarse voice, snoring and a slight bulge or protrusion in the thyroid area.
Plus, as the thyroid is located toward the front of the neck, any kind of discomfort in this area can be a sign of an underlying thyroid problem.
Neck problems like pain and discomfort can be caused by inflamed thyroid (thyroiditis) or a goiter, in which the thyroid swells and becomes enlarged. A goiter can be a result of either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
If you experience any of these problems, consult a doctor to find out if you have a thyroid disorder.
8. Bowel-Related Problems
If you have digestive problems like constipation, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it may be due to an underlying thyroid problem. Thyroid hormones can cause changes in bowel habits, interfering with the body’s ability to digest food and generate waste.
Severe or long-term constipation, even with adequate fiber intake, has been found to be linked with hypothyroidism, while diarrhea or IBS can be a sign of hyperthyroidism.
If you have noticed a change in your bathroom habits and there are no signs of improvement even after treatment, it’s time to get your thyroid checked.