Hypothyroidism 101: Signs You Might Have a Low Thyroid Condition.
- Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism.
- Weight gain. People with low levels of thyroid hormones can experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index.
- Sore muscles and joints
- Thyroid disorders and Rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune condition that causes painful swelling in the lining of the joints can occur in the same patient.
- Mood and memory changes of anxiety,apathy, or general lack of interest or feelings of indifference, impaired memory function,less attentiveness and concentration,low moods, and slower thinking and speech.
- Feeling cold.This feeling of coldness can persist, even when in a warm room or during the summer months.
- People with hypothyroidism often report having cold hands or feet, although they may feel that their whole body is cold.
- Constipation.Doctors typically define constipation as having fewer than 3 BM’s a week.
- A person may also have hard stools, difficulty passing stool, or a feeling of being unable to empty the rectum fully.
- High cholesterol 13 % of patients with high levels have hypothyroidism as the cause.
- Doctors should routinely test people with high cholesterol for hypothyroidism.
- Slow heart rate. People with hypothyroidism may also have a slower heart rate, or bradycardia.Bradycardia can cause weakness, dizziness, and breathing problems.
- Hair loss from ,scalp,eyebrows,legs and other body parts.
- People with thyroid problems are also more prone to developing alopecia, which is an autoimmune condition that causes hair to fall out in patches.
- Dry skin and weak hair and nails,dry, coarse skin,paleness, and thin, scaly skin. Also dry, brittle, and coarse hair or dull, thin nails that break easily.
- Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland that appears as a swelling at the base of the neck.
- Menstrual changes include heavy or irregular menstrual periods or spotting between periods.