Symptoms of Thyroid disorders
Symptoms of Thyroid disorders: Introduction
The types and severity of symptoms of thyroid disorders vary between individuals and are very different depending on cause and if they result in hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
At the onset of hypothyroidism, the symptoms can be vague and develop slowly. They may include weakness, weight gain, cold sensitivity, cold hands and feet, fatigue, dry skin, brittle nails, and thinning, brittle hair. Other symptoms include muscle achiness, joint pain, and heavy menstrual periods.
If undiagnosed and untreated, later symptoms of hypothyroidism can include 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 Hashimoto's thyroiditis (hypothyroidism), and it is life threatening. Symptoms of myxedema coma include decreased respirations, hypotension, hypoglycemia, unresponsiveness, and shock.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include anxiety, shaky hands, sweating, diarrhea, bulging eyes, and an abnormal swelling of the front of the neck called a goiter.
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Thyroid disorders:
Symptoms of low (hypo-) or overactive (hyper-)
thyroid function are nonspecific and can develop slowly or suddenly; these
include fatigue, nervousness, cold or heat intolerance, weakness, changes in
hair texture or amount, and weight gain or loss. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)
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