Are underactive thyroid symptoms similar to any other disease?

Fatigue. Low thyroid hormone causes fatigue. This is a common symptom in many disorders including anemia, mono, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea, depression, and even heart disease or asthma.
Cold intolerance. Mild thyroid hypo-function may be asymptomatic and may be detected on lab tests only. Symptoms generally include, cold intolerance, constipation, dry skin, weakness, depression, menstrual irregularities, infertility, and if left untreated may lead to coma and death. Many of these symptoms may be present in other diseases and lab tests are generally necessary for diagnosis.

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Is it possible to lose weight with underactive thyroid disease?

Yes. Yes you can lose weight even if you are hypothyroid. The first thing to do is to take the appropriate amount of thyroid hormone so that your metabolic rate is "normal". After that you need to limit calories and exercise moderately just like everyone else. Read more...

What are some symptoms of underactive thyroid?

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...

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies. Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism). Read more...
Underactive Thyroid .
Symptoms that commonly occur include:
Tiredness , Weight gain, Constipation, Aches, Feeling cold, Dry skin , Lifeless hair , Fluid retention , Mental slowing and Depression .
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What are common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroid symptoms. There are several places in the cascade of hormone production, which when disrupted, cause the thyroid hormones to be low. Fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, puffy face, impaired , muscle weakness, high cholesterol, hair loss, hoarseness, arthritis, low heart rate, depression, dry skin, abnormal menses are a few symptoms. Read more...
Underactive thyroid. Weight gain (usually no more than 10 to 15 pounds) and difficulty losing weight; cold intolerance; dry hair and skin; decreased sex drive; fatigue; weakness; muscle cramps; depression. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may not have any symptoms. Read more...

Plz tell me symptoms of underactive thyroid in women?

Hypothyroid. Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, women may get late or missed menstrual periods but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. Read more...

Are my sluggish symptoms an underactive thyroid or normal ageing?

See your doctor. Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. Read more...