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Is hypothyroidism a dangerous (even life threatening) condition? What can happen if left untreated?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Often mild hypothyroidism, which is more common as you get older, can go unchecked for a long time--months to years.
Severe hypothyroidism is another story--medically known as myxedema coma --it is a rare but life-threatening condition. Hypothyroidism is easy tested and treated, thus check with your doctor...

In brief: Yes

Often mild hypothyroidism, which is more common as you get older, can go unchecked for a long time--months to years.
Severe hypothyroidism is another story--medically known as myxedema coma --it is a rare but life-threatening condition. Hypothyroidism is easy tested and treated, thus check with your doctor...
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: mild to severe

Your thyroid hormones have a profound effect on all functions in your body.
Mild hypothyroid symptoms include: fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight gain, high cholesterol, hair loss, muscle pain, depression, other hormonal problems, brain fog, edema, high blood sugar & many other symptoms. In the long term hypothyroidism can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even death.

In brief: mild to severe

Your thyroid hormones have a profound effect on all functions in your body.
Mild hypothyroid symptoms include: fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight gain, high cholesterol, hair loss, muscle pain, depression, other hormonal problems, brain fog, edema, high blood sugar & many other symptoms. In the long term hypothyroidism can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even death.
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