Low Thyroid Symptoms
Have you Experienced These Signs?
If you are experiencing low thyroid symptoms,
you are suffering from a condition that medical professionals refer to
as Hypothyroidism. This means that your thyroid is under active. The
symptoms that you may have can vary due to the fact that the
severity of the condition determines which low thyroid symptoms you will experience and to what degree.
In most instances, these symptoms progress slowly, over time. Initially, you may find that you only have one or two unusual or
unexplained symptoms. However, as time progresses, the initial symptoms
worsen and you will start to develop new issues.
The most common low thyroid
- Bouts of
fatigue or feeling tired all the time. This could start as moderate fatigue and then progress into
severe fatigue. In addition to feeling tired, you may feel
- It is not at all uncommon for you to experience an increased level of sensitivity to the cold.
- Gastrointestinal complications are extremely common among patients
with Hypothyroidism. The most common issue includes constipation.
- Your skin may become pale and exceptionally dry. It is not at all uncommon to find that skin becomes thin as well.
- Your voice may experience changes and you may sound hoarse.
- There may be unexplained weight fluctuations, such as weight gain
even though you are on a diet or eating plan and are trying to lose
- The joints of the body may become stiff, swollen and exceptionally painful.
- The muscles of the body may become weak. In addition to this, it is
common for these parts of the body to become tender, painful and
- Women may find that their menstrual cycle becomes a bit more intense than
normal. It is not at all unusual for severe cramping to occur, and for
bleeding to be more severe than normal months.
- The hair and the fingernails may become thin, dry and brittle. You may experience significant hair loss and see vertical lines in your nails.
- Many patients suffer with issues related to their emotions. It is not at all uncommon for a patients to experience fluctuating moods, depression and anxiety.
If low thyroid symptoms are
allowed to continue without treatment, they will advance and start to
disrupt your life more regularly. You may find that the symptoms worsen
or that you start experiencing additional symptoms. This is your bodies
way of letting you know something is wrong. Keep an ongoing list of your
symptoms so you can present this list to your doctor for review.
It has been established that anyone at any age has the potential to develop low thyroid symptoms
as a result of the onset of Hypothyroidism. As a result, its ability
to create hormones required by the body is drastically impacted.
are suffering from the Hypothyroidism symptoms
outlined above, you should consult a medical professional for
evaluation. If it is determined that you, indeed, suffer from
Hypothyroidism, your doctor will work closely with you to determine the
best course of action as far as treatment is concerned.
will be put on a thyroid medication to help stabilize and increase the hormones that
your body needs to function at an optimum level. You may want to discuss
the options of synthetic versus natural thyroid medication with your doctor to see what
the best option will be.
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