If you are an older woman, you should be aware of the signs of thyroid disease. According to Womenshealth.gov, one in eight women will have thyroid problems in their lifetime. What are some of the symptoms? Hyperthyroidism can cause unexplained weight loss, trouble sleeping, anxiety or irritability, and more frequent bowel movements while hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, fatigue, constipation, and dry or thinning hair. Having a family history of thyroid disease also increases your risk, so be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience any unexplained symptoms! For more information, visit womenshealth.gov.