Thyroid Gland Causes Anxiety Symptoms

Is your body in a state of anxiety and your mind hasn’t a care in the world? Except perhaps the care about your body’s state of anxiety.

Millions of Americans are affected by a malfunctioning thyroid gland.

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland in your neck situated just below your Adam’s apple. Its main purpose is to regulate metabolism through the release of hormones.

Major complaints for a thyroid gland “gone wild” are vague symptom descriptions of:

  • anxiety
  • agitation
  • nervousness
  • restlessness
  • feeling anxious

As if the “fight or flight” response kicks in without a threatening cause.

Women are significantly more affected than men by thyroid caused anxiety. The greatest numbers found in menopausal women.

Step one is your thyroid gland’s functioning checked by your health care provider. The process usually starts with blood work and a visual inspection of your thyroid gland.

And stay off anxiety triggering caffeine until you’ve resolved your thyroid gland issue.