Hypothyroidism 101: Signs You Might Have a Low Thyroid Condition.

Hypothyroidism 101: Signs You Might Have a Low Thyroid Condition.

Hypothyroidism 101: Signs You Might Have a Low Thyroid Condition.

Hypothyroidism 101: Signs You Might Have a Low Thyroid Condition.

Dr.Guttler’s Comments:

 

  1. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism.
  2.  Weight gain. People with low levels of thyroid hormones can experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index.
  3.  Sore muscles and joints
  4. 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.
  5.  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.
  6. Feeling cold.This feeling of coldness can persist, even when in a warm room or during the summer months.
  7. People with hypothyroidism often report having cold hands or feet, although they may feel that their whole body is cold.
  8. Constipation.Doctors typically define constipation as having fewer than 3 BM’s a week.
  9.  A person may also have hard stools, difficulty passing stool, or a feeling of being unable to empty the rectum fully.
  10. High cholesterol 13 % of patients with high levels have hypothyroidism as the cause.
  11. Doctors should routinely test people with high cholesterol for hypothyroidism.
  12. Slow heart rate. People with hypothyroidism may also have a slower heart rate, or bradycardia.Bradycardia can cause weakness, dizziness, and breathing problems.
  13. Hair loss from ,scalp,eyebrows,legs and other body parts.
  14. People with thyroid problems are also more prone to developing alopecia, which is an autoimmune condition that causes hair to fall out in patches.
  15. 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.
  16. Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland that appears as a swelling at the base of the neck.
  17. Menstrual changes include heavy or irregular menstrual periods or spotting between periods.

 

 

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