HYPOTHYROIDISM
Description


 
  Symptoms
Body - oversensitivity to cold Constipation Face - swelling
Fatigue/exhaustion Foot - swollen Hair - loss
Hand - swollen Hearing - problems Heart - beat decrease
Joints - pain Limb - numbness Mental concentration - disorder
Menstruation - irregular Mental depression Muscles - aching
Muscles - cramps Muscles - weakness Neck - discomfort
Skin - dry Skin - dry scaly Skin - pale (pallor)
Smell - loss Snoring Taste - loss
Voice - hoarse Weakness Weight - gain
  Description

Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid, is a condition in which thyroid gland does not produce enough of thyroid hormones.

  Causes

The most common causes of hypothyroidism are iodine deficiency and thyroiditis. Other causes include:

-  Thyroid gland’s damage.

- Virus infections.

-  Immune system disorders (autoimmune thyroiditis).

- Pregnancy (postpartum thyroiditis).

-  Underactive thyroid gland in children (congenital hypothyroidism).

-  Pituitary gland dysfunction.

- Hypothalamic dysfunction.

- Side-effect to certain drugs.

-  Radiation.

  Diagnosis

After completing a history and physical exam, thyroiditis can be diagnosed with blood tests, including complete blood count, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and free thyroxine (T4).

   More Information:
Hypothyroidism Treatment
Hypothyroidism Healthcare Centers
 

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