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Hypothyroidism - Signs and Symptoms

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Physical

General

Excessive tiredness
Weight gain
High Cholesterol
Cold extremities
Slow movements
Slowed Achilles reflex
Slow speech
Pins & needles
Breathlessness
Palpitations
Liver tenderness and enlargement
Anaemia
Lack of co-ordination - especially of hands and feet
Insomnia
Loss of libido
Repeated urinary tract infections
Albuminuria (protein in urine)
Upper respiratory tract infections
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Poor response to treatments
Candida
Heavy eyelids
Hoarse voice
Goitre (enlargement of the thyroid gland)
Muscle cramps and weakness
Joint stiffness
Heat/Cold intolerance
Diminished sweating
Low basal temperature
Hypoglycaemia
ADHD
Vertigo
Balance problems
Dizziness

Puffiness of:

Eyes
Face
Hands
Feet
Ankles

Nose, Mouth & Throat

Difficulty swallowing
Sore throats
Swollen tongue
Scalloped tongue
Choking fits
Dry mouth
Halitosis
Sensation of lump in throat
Post-nasal drip (PND)

Numbness in:

Legs
Toes
Arms
Fingers
Back

Hair

Body hair loss
Head hair loss
Brittle hair
Eyebrow loss (outer third)
Eyelash loss

Nails

Brittleness
Flaking

Skin

Dry
Flaky
Coarse patches
Pallor (yellow tinge to skin)
Boils and spots
Eczema and psoriasis
Bruising

Pain

Migraines
Pressure headaches
Back and loin pain
Wrist pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Foot Pain
Burning Feet Syndrome

Digestive Problems

Alcohol intolerance
Constipation
Haemorrhoids
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Abdominal distension/flatulence

Blood Pressure & Pulse

High Blood Pressure
Slow / weak pulse

Menstrual Disorders

Cessation of periods (amenorrhoea)
Scanty periods (oligomenorrhoea)
Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
Low fertility
PMT (premenstrual tension)

Visual Disturbances

Poor focusing
Double vision
Dry eyes
Gritty eyes
Blurred vision

Hearing Problems

Noises in ears (hissing)
Deafness
Tinnitus

Mental and Emotional

Panic attacks
Memory loss & confusion
Mental sluggishness
Poor concentration
Noises and voices in head
Phobias
Loss of drive
Post Natal Depression
Nightmares

Easily upset
Wanting to be solitary
Mood swings
Depression
Nervousness/anxiety
Personality changes
Feelings of resentment
Lack of confidence

 

Last Updated: 03.03.14