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Worried about your thyroid? Take this quick at-home mirror test…

by , 28 October 2013

Doctors estimate that one in seven people are currently suffer from some form of thyroid problem. And most of them don't even know it. But whether it's an overactive one or an underactive one, if you want to know whether you have a problem with your thyroid, look in the mirror…

If you often feel cold, achy, fatigued, dizzy or and experience other symptoms of discomfort, you may have wondered if you suffer from a thyroid problem.

The same could be true if you feel depressed, have trouble losing weight loss, often experience constipation and have a low sex drive.

While these may sound like small health issues to live with, if left unchecked, thyroid issues can lead to far more serious concerns – including cancer.

Luckily, there’s a way to check your thyroid’s health before you run to the doctor for expensive blood tests.

And today, we’re sharing it with you…

Why checking your eyebrows could help you spot a thyroid problem fast

If you’ve always thought hair loss was a fact of life, think again! Especially if it’s happening to your eyebrows.

You see, hair loss on the outer edge of your brows is a very unique sign that points specifically to common thyroid issues hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland), says Yahoo Health.

That’s because thyroid hormone imbalances “leave the body unable to perform proper metabolism and other functions, creating a plethora of health problems including, but not limited to, those effecting skin and body hair,” explains ehow.com.

So pay attention to your eyebrows when you wash your face and put make-up on. If, over time, you notice yours are thinning or disappearing, speak to your doctor. Mention your other symptoms and get tested. It’s the only way to know for sure.

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