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Signs And Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism In Women
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more
See below: Mild hypothyroidism may be asymptomatic. Common signs are sensitivty to cold, weakness, constipation, dry skin etc. For more information on signs and symptoms, see the site listed below. Hypothyroidism will not help weight loss, if any thing it will make it harder to lose weight. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353. ...Read more
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, being cold, constipation, dry skin, loss of outer eyebrow, being puffy and change in cholesterol. Speak with your physician about having your thyroid profile done. I would recommend checking a free T3 (liothyronine) as well since this seems to be low in menopausal women in my practice. ...Read more
Can a hypothyroid(not autoimmune) woman's symptoms like puffy face disappear only for a month following childbirth? Due to changes in hormone levels?
Not your thyroid: Some women get a puffy face while they are pregnant for unclear reasons which disappears within a few weeks after giving birth. If you had a thyroid problem severe enough to cause a puffy face it would have been detected by thyroid testing during your pregnancy. This is not a thyroid issue. ...Read more
Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?
24 yo female, had TSH come back as 4.53. Was told it was normal but I've felt hypothyroidism symptoms & have been an athlete my whole life
F/u and check iron: First, by current guidelines this is not a normal TSH. Nl is generally now considered to be between 0.4 & 4 & some say 0.4 to 3.5. This should be rechecked in a few weeks with thyroid antibodies and a free T4. Sx's in levels at this range are controversial. Iron/B12 levels should be checked as deficiency of these can cause sx's just like thyroid dz, be caused be thyroid dz & are often overlooked. ...Read more
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