What Are The Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism?
Symptoms of hypothyroidism usually appear gradually, particularly in people over age 50.
A low level of thyroid hormone slows the body's metabolism, like running a motor car at a slow speed.
• Most symptoms, such as lower heart rate, tiredness, poor memory or difficulty in thinking, even constipation, are due to inadequate stimulation of the various organs in the body due to insufficient amounts of thyroid hormone.
• Other symptoms, such as inability to tolerate cold environments, are directly due to the decrease in heat generated within the body by slowed metabolic activity.
Most people with hypothyroidism will experience some of the following symptoms.
• Slow heart rate
• Inability to tolerate cold
• Weight gain (usually 5 to 10 pounds)
• Emotional depression
• Drowsiness, even after sleeping through the night
• Heavy or irregular menstrual periods (in premenopausal women)
• Muscle cramps in my calf muscles sometimes.
Later symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
• Dry, flaky skin
• Hair loss
• Impaired memory and difficulty in thinking
• Voice becomes deeper
• A numb sensation in the arms and legs, Numbness sensation in the toes.
• Puffiness in the face, especially around the eyes (a condition called myxedema, which is an indication that the disease has become serious) more