Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism: Introduction
The types and severity of symptoms of hypothyroidism vary between individuals. At the onset of the disease, the symptoms can be vague and develop slowly. They may not include weakness, weight gain, cold sensitivity, cold hands and feet, fatigue, dry skin, brittle nails, and thinning, brittle hair. Other early symptoms include muscle achiness, joint pain, and heavy menstrual periods.
If undiagnosed and untreated, later symptoms can include confusion, thick skin, swelling of the arms or legs, slowing of speech, and depression.
Untreated hypothyroidism may also lead to serious complications, such as heart disease, infertility, miscarriage, osteoporosis, birth defects, and heart failure.
Rarely, a critical complication called myxedema coma can occur. This is the most extreme form of hypothyroidism, and it is life threatening. Symptoms of myxedema coma include decreased respirations, hypotension, hypoglycemia, unresponsiveness, and shock....more about Hypothyroidism »
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Hypothyroidism includes the 20
symptoms listed below:
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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:
Symptoms may include feeling
sluggish, cold, depressed, forgetful, experiencing dry hair and skin,
constipation, and increased menstrual flow. (Source: excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC)
Hypothyroidism as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Hypothyroidism, it is also important to consider Hypothyroidism as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Hypothyroidism may cause:
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism.
This signs and symptoms information for Hypothyroidism has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Hypothyroidism signs or Hypothyroidism symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Hypothyroidism symptoms.