ZocdocAnswersI am having symptoms of tension, decreased concentration, and decreased sense of well being. What could be wrong?

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I am having symptoms of tension, decreased concentration, and decreased sense of well being. What could be wrong?

i also feel anxious and unwell.i dont find interest in anything i am also having constipation problems

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This is a good question. It is very important that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to discuss your symptoms and have a full physical examination. Depending on what your doctor discovers during your visit, he or she may order additional testing such as blood work. Stress, decreased concentration, lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities, anxiety, and changes in bowel habits can all be symptoms of a mental health issue, most likely depression. Anxiety or bipolar disorder are also possible causes of your symptoms. However, sometimes thyroid disease, specifically hypothyroidism, can cause many of the symptoms that you are describing. Your doctor will ask you many questions regarding your mood, appetite, sleep, bowel habits, and if you have any feelings of guilt. If you are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, you will likely be prescribed medication in addition to counseling. Thyroid disease is usually treated with medication and needs to be monitored with lab work. Again, it is important that you seek care as soon as possible to get a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment to relieve your suffering. In the meantime, try to get plenty of rest and exercise and talk about your symptoms with trusted friends or family.

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