WebMD – Dec 29, 2015 – When you have hypothyroidism, you might not realize it at first. The symptoms come on slowly, and some of them, like fatigue, are similar to other conditions. You might mistake them for signs of aging or stress.
You’re getting symptoms because your thyroid gland stopped working right. It isn’t making enough thyroid hormone, which helps run many of your body’s systems. Your doctor can prescribe medicine that boosts your levels and gets you back to feeling like your old self.
When Your Thyroid Levels Are Low
Hypothyroidism can make you feel tired and sensitive to cold. You also might gain a few pounds.
Low thyroid levels can also affect your mood and thinking. For example, you might have:
Trouble thinking clearly
You may have pain, stiffness, or swelling in your muscles and joints.
Your symptoms might also include swelling in your face, around your eyes, or in your tongue.
A hoarse voice, slow speech, and hearing problems are also symptoms. So is constipation. Women may also have heavy menstrual bleeding.
Changes in your skin can also happen. It can become:
Cool and pale
Dry and itchy
Rough or scaly
Yellow-looking, especially on the soles of your feet, palms, and the “laugh lines” of your face
You nails may turn brittle or grow slowly.
Your hair might also change. It could become brittle or coarse, or you could have some hair loss. Sometimes you can get thinning or loss of eyebrow hair, especially on the outer third of your brows.
Nov 19, 2012 – …Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of our necks could affect our lives so completely? Don’t underestimate the power of that little gland.
It is the master control center for the metabolic functions of every single cell in your body. Therefore it has the power to disrupt every part of your body and to produce profound changes in every aspect of your life.
Scientific research links hypothyroidism to heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, gall bladder disease, liver disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
The Thyroid Federation International estimates there are up to 300 million people worldwide experiencing thyroid dysfunction, yet over half are presumed to be unaware of their condition.
Despite research connecting an underactive thyroid to some of the deadliest diseases of our time, the hypothyroidism epidemic sweeping across the globe has gone largely unrecognized by the mainstream medical community.
Are you sure you are ready for this long pathetic list of symptoms?