WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM?

Hypothyroidism slows down the metabolism in the body, usually quite gradually. Hypothyroidism can affect all body functions, and therefore may cause an amazing variety of symptoms. The symptoms vary from mild to severe. Typical symptoms include:

Weakness, fatigue, somnolence
Mild weigh gain, and difficulty losing weigh
Depression
Anxiety, panic attacks
Non-restoring sleep
Sleep apnea
Cold intolerance (cold all the time), decreased sweating
Cold extremities
Body aches
Muscle or joint aches, muscle cramps
Headache
Swelling of the face and extremities
Water retention
Dry skin, coarse skin, eczema
Hair loss or dry hair
Brittle nails
Coarseness of voice and impaired hearing
Paresthesias (numbness) in hands, feet, or face
Constipation
Shortness of breath
Palpitations
Poor memory
Poor concentration
Poor motivation
Menstrual irregularities
Heavy menstrual flow
PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
Loss of libido
Infertility, recurrent miscarriage

Of course, each symptom can be due to other causes, but gathered in a single person, a normal function of the thyroid gland is doubtful.
 

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