Ageing individuals may find themselves feeling more tired than they used to. They may attribute this to simply getting older, but there are actually other underlying conditions that can cause fatigue in older adults. One condition that is often overlooked is thyroid problems. Even if thyroid lab results come back normal, that doesn’t necessarily mean the thyroid is functioning properly.
What is the Thyroid?
The thyroid is a gland located in the neck that produces hormones that regulate metabolism. When the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, it can lead to a variety of symptoms, one of which is fatigue.
There are two main types of thyroid disorders: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones and hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces too many hormones. Both can cause fatigue, but there are other symptoms associated with each as well.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
In addition to fatigue, hypothyroidism can also cause:
- Weight gain
- Dry skin
- Hair loss
- Muscle weakness
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Hyperthyroidism can cause:
- Heart palpitations
- Weight loss despite increased appetite
- Diarrhea or frequent bowel movements
- Sweating or heat intolerance
If you are diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, there are treatments available that can help improve your symptoms and quality of life. So even though fatigue is common in older adults, it’s important to see your doctor to rule out other potential causes.
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