If you are suddenly experiencing anxiety when you never have before, it may be due to thyroid dysfunction. Conversely, if you’ve already been diagnosed with underactive or overactive thyroid function, don’t be surprised if you begin having bouts of anxiety.
We all juggle a lot these days, and I’m no exception, believe me. But when my patients say they’re dragging through their days for no apparent reason, I often check their thyroid levels. Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid, means the gland isn’t making enough of certain hormones your body needs. I see a lot of patients with this condition, especially women, particularly those Older than 60.