A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone. Very common More than 10 million cases per year (India) Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Hypothyroidism's deficiency of thyroid hormones can disrupt such things as heart rate, body temperature and all aspects of metabolism.
Hypothyroidism is most prevalent in older women. Major symptoms include fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin and unexplained weight gain.
Treatment consists of thyroid hormone replacement.
Also called: underactive thyroid Symptoms Requires a medical diagnosis Major symptoms include fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin and
unexplained weight gain.
People may experience:
Whole body: fatigue syndrome, feeling tired, inability to exercise, lethargy, weakness, or feeling cold Sleep: excess sleepiness, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleepiness,
or snoring Menstrual: abnormal menstruation, absence of menstruation, heavy menstruation, or irregular menstruation
Developmental: delayed puberty or slow growth Gastrointestinal: constipation or water retention Muscular: cramping or flaccid muscles
Mood: mood swings or sadness Hair: hair loss or dryness Also common: brittle nails, coarse hair, cold feet hands, depression, dry
skin, enlarged thyroid, high cholesterol, irritability, mental confusion, pallor, puffy eyes, sensitivity to cold, sexual dysfunction, sleep apnea, slow heart
rate, sluggishness, swelling, swelling in extremities, or weight gain Consult a doctor for medical advice
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with a medical condition, but doesn't apply to everyone. This information isn't medical advice, so make sure that you contact a health care provider
if you have a medical problem. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or a emergency number immediately