Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
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Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

    Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

    What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland that causes low levels of thyroid hormone in the body. Symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, and cold intolerance.

    Learn more about this condition and how it affects your body.

    If you think you might have hypothyroidism, talk with your doctor. He or she will perform tests to determine whether you have the condition. You may also need to take medication to treat it.

     

    Fatigue

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. It affects how well your body uses energy. This means that people who have hypothyroidism often feel tired, fatigued, and sluggish. They may also have trouble losing weight. Other common symptoms include dry skin, hair loss, constipation, and cold hands and feet.

     

    Weight gain

    If you notice any of these symptoms, talk with your doctor. He or she will check your thyroid levels and make sure there isn’t another medical condition causing them. You might need medication to treat hypothyroidism.

     

    Depression

    Mood disorders are common among people who suffer from hypothyroidism. People with hypothyroidism often feel tired, depressed, anxious, irritable, and unmotivated. They also tend to sleep more than usual.

     

    Hair loss

    One of the first signs of hypothyroidism is hair loss. This is because the thyroid gland produces hormones that help regulate hair growth. If the thyroid gland isn’t producing enough of these hormones, then hair will fall out.

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