6 Early Signs Your Thyroid Is Starting to Shut Down

Thyroid health is a critical, yet often overlooked, aspect of our well-being. Did you know that 1 out of 5 women experience symptoms of a functionally low thyroid? This small gland in your neck plays a huge role in your overall health, influencing everything from your metabolism to your heart rate.

What is the Thyroid?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front part of your neck. It is an integral part of the endocrine system, regulating hormones that influence numerous bodily functions, both physical and mental. Proper thyroid function is vital; when it becomes underactive or overactive, it can lead to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, respectively.

6 Early Signs of Thyroid Shutdown:

  1. Lethargy and Fatigue

A common sign that your thyroid may be shutting down is persistent lethargy. If you're feeling unusually tired without a clear reason, it could be a signal from your body.

  1. Constipation

An under-active thyroid can slow down bodily processes, including digestion, leading to constipation.

  1. Hair Thinning or Loss

Thyroid issues can affect your hair's health, leading to thinning or loss.

  1. Bloating and Swelling

Experiencing puffiness or swelling, especially in the face or legs, can be a sign of hypothyroidism.

  1. Cold Hands & Feet 

If you find yourself unusually sensitive to cold, your thyroid may be to blame.

  1. Dry Skin

Noticeable changes in your skin's texture, like increased dryness, may indicate thyroid problems.

The Thyroid Basic Test

The Synergised Thyroid Basic Test is a comprehensive at-home serum test that measures thyroid function more effectively than standard TSH and T4 tests. This test is crucial for anyone who has been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism or experiences symptoms such as tiredness, difficulty concentrating, dry skin and hair, depression, sensitivity to cold temperature, frequent heavy periods, possible infertility, joint and muscle pain/aches, high cholesterol, hoarseness voice, inability to lose weight, low energy and stamina, low libido, anxiety, irritability or moodiness, nervousness, hyperactivity, sweating, sensitivity to high temperatures, hand trembling, hair loss, and missed or light menstrual periods.

Thyroid dysfunction is one of the most under-addressed conditions in medicine today! Unfortunately, conventional medicine testing does not provide the full picture which means that many people have a subclinical underactive thyroid and don’t even know it. When you purchase your test you also receive a FREE 30-minute consultation with a Synergised Integrative Health Practitioner. They will interpret your results for you and make personalised, actionable results based on your specific needs. 

Lab Tests are the crucial step for understanding the root cause of your symptoms. Remember, a healthy thyroid means a balanced, energetic, and happy you!


Reinhardt MJ, Moser E. An update on diagnostic methods in the investigation of diseases of the thyroid. Eur J Nucl Med. 1996 May;23(5):587-94. doi: 10.1007/BF00833398. PMID: 8698068.

Wang TS, Sosa JA. Management of hyperthyroidism. In: Cameron AM, Cameron JL, eds. Current Surgical Therapy. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:767-774. 

Weiss RE, Refetoff S. Thyroid function testing. In: Jameson JL, De Groot LJ, de Kretser DM, et al, eds. Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 78.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.