Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid Hormone Level) Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of hypothyroidism in infants can include:
  • Constipation
  • Poor feeding
  • Poor growth
  • Jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes)
  • Excessive tiredness

Symptoms of hypothyroidism in children include:
  • Symptoms similar to adult symptoms
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Poor growth
  • Poor school performance

Symptoms of hypothyroidism in adults include:
Early symptoms
  • Easy fatigue, exhaustion
  • Poor tolerance to cold temperatures
  • Constipation
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (pain at the wrists and numbness of the hands)

Advanced  symptoms
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Intellectual ability worsens
  • Deeper, hoarse voice
  • Puffiness around the eyes
  • Depression
  • Irregular menstrual periods or lack of menstrual periods

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