The Thyroid gland -- which weighs only about an ounce -- plays a big role in your body's day-to-day functioning. From how quickly your heart beats to how effectively you burn calories, this butterfly-shaped gland in your neck regulates all aspects of your metabolism by releasing hormones. Thyroid imbalances are common during hormonal flux like Pregnancy. Perimenopause. Periods of stress, etc Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism. HYPERTHYROIDISM: The type of complaints that characterise Hyperthyroidism - an overactive thyroid gland: Common: Palpitations, fast pulse and irregular heartbeat Trembling and twitches Heat intolerance Hot flushes and increased sweating Increased appetite (or loss of appetite) Weight loss (especially if eating well) Diarrhoea Anxiety, nervousness and/or panic attacks Restlessness Irritability Thin, moist skin Soft, thinning hair Shortness of breath Muscle weakness Insomnia Enlarged thyroid gland Eye complaints (especially gritty or bulging eyes) Fatigue, exhaustion and lack of energy Menstrual cycle disturbances (intermittent and light) Infertility Depression and mood swings Less common: Bowel disorders Brittle nails Chest pain Cramps Decreased libido Easy bruising Hair loss Headaches and migraines Sore throat Swelling of legs Not everyone has all of these symptoms. You may relate to only a few of the above conditions, or you may relate to many of them. Everyone is different. HYPOTHYROIDISMHypothyroidism has been called the "unsuspected illness" and one that is frequently misdiagnosed. The manifestations that characterize Hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland - are the following: Common: Weight gain Chronic constipation Feeling cold (especially hands and feet) even on warm days Low basal temperature Fatigue, exhaustion and low energy (even after 12 hours sleep) Slow reflexes Slow, weak pulse Slowness of thought processes (brain fog) Indecisiveness Poor memory and concentration Sluggishness Muscle weakness Pain and stiffness in muscles or joints Deepening, hoarse voice Depression, mood swings and severe PMS Thick, dry, coarse skin Creviced, cracking skin on heels, elbows and knee caps Enlarged thyroid gland Lump in throat (hard to swallow) High cholesterol Menstrual cycle irregularities (prolonged and heavy) Infertility Numbness and tingling (especially in hands and face) Fluid retention (swelling of face and feet) Brittle hair and nails Hair loss Shortness of breath on exertion Less common: Allergies Back pain Blood pressure problems Breast tenderness Irregular heartbeat Chest pain Digestive disturbances Dizziness Dry eyes and mouth Headaches and migraines Irritability Pale skin Palpitations Reduced libido Skin rashes Sore throat Stiff neck and shoulders Thinning eye brows Visual disturbances Once again not everyone has identical symptoms. You may relate to some of these conditions, or you may relate to many of them. Everyone is different. A person suffering from either an overactive or underactive thyroid gland may display many of these symptoms, and find that coping from day to day is extremely difficult. The pressure on bodily functions will continue to increase unless appropriate treatment is given. A thyroid function test should be performed, measuring the levels of thyroid hormones in the blood. Homeopathic treatment for Thyroid disorders: We are each unique with individual sensitivities. Our bodies will NOT all react the same to different medications or same medicines. The dosages that are ideal for each of us will also vary. Our uniqueness is what makes finding the right thyroid treatment tricky. Best Homeopathic treatment aiming to treat the cause by stimulating the immune system to repair the disposition and defects born through Genes works the way to health from thyroid diseases and disorders as seen in Dr Manus Homeopathy clinics. The clinics are equipped to find an answer to all the signs and symptoms arising thereby by an individualistic approach.