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Thyroid Info And A List Of Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Thyroid-Info-And-A-List-Of-Hypothyroidism-SymptomsSteven GerKo, Guest
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Listed below are over 123 symptoms of hypothyroidism.



Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Hypothyroidism is most well known for its relationship to your metabolism and oftentimes weight gain or the inability to lose weight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you begin to look at the multitude of various hypothyroidism symptoms ranging from digestive to sensory symptoms.

But also keep in mind that different people develop different symptoms. There is no one set pattern of symptoms that all hypothyroid people progress through. It all has to do with how your body responds and compensates.

One person might gain 30 lbs. and be unable to lose it no matter what. And the next person may develop heart palpitations or chronic depression.

If you find yourself suffering from any of these symptoms then you have to strongly consider that you very well might be hypothyroid. And I encourage you to take an active role in your health because all too often we place our health in the hands of others who don’t have our best interests in mind.

So, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, or find someone who is willing to educate you on what is really happening with your body and what the underlying cause of your health problems really is. Only then can you make an educated decision as to what is best for your health.


A Quick Note on Hypothyroidism Testing Flaws

And keep in mind that most thyroid test options are flawed and oftentimes lead to a false negative hypothyroidism diagnosis. And so millions of people go untreated or are improperly treated for various other related symptoms that stem from underlying hypothyroidism.

Because of this, I often recommend what is called a therapeutic trial to confirm your own diagnosis. This is where you follow a proper hypothyroidism treatment protocol including the right hypothyroidism diet and monitor your symptoms.

If your hypothyroidism symptoms improve then you can confirm that your speculation was correct.
Below, I’ve listed a very comprehensive set of hypothyroid symptoms that are broken down into categories which shows you just how extensive these symptoms can be.

General Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • Fatigue or Excessive Tiredness
  • Weight Gain or Inability to Lose Weight
  • Obesity
  • Excessive Weight Loss
  • Cold Extremities
  • Swollen Neck or Goiter
  • Loss of Stamina
  • Afternoon Energy Crash
  • Low Morning Temperature
  • Edema
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Dry and/or Gritty Eyes
  • Slow Recovery
  • Inability to Exercise
  • Trembling, Jittery, or Shivering Feeling
  • Hoarse Voice
  • Cold Sweats
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Heavy Eyelids

Sleep Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Poor Sleep Quality
  • Waking Up Feeling Unrested
  • Difficulty Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
  • Frequent Nightmares
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Excessive Snoring
  • Night Sweats

Sensory Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Slowed Reflexes and Reaction Time
  • Sensitivity to Light and/or Sun
  • Sensitivity to Hot and Cold
  • Sensitivity to Strong Odors
  • Sensitivity to Loud Noises
  • Blurred Vision

Hair, Skin, and Nail Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • Puffiness or Swelling of Eyes, Face, Hands, Feet, and/or Ankles
  • Hair Loss
  • Brittle Hairhypothyroidism symptoms
  • Loss of Eyelashes
  • Loss of Eyebrow Hair (outer portion)
  • Brittle, Flaky, or Peeling Nails
  • Dry, Flaky, or Course Skin
  • Pale and/or Yellowish Skin Pigment
  • Dark Circles Under Eyes
  • Orange Calluses
  • Bruise Easily
  • Acne
  • Rashes and Various Skin Conditions

Digestive Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • Loss of Appetite
  • Constipation
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Swollen Tongue or Ridges on Tongue
  • Dry Mouth
  • Alcohol Intolerance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Excessive Gas
  • Bad Breath
  • Diabetes
  • Liver/Gallbladder Issues
  • Salt Cravings
  • Sweet Cravings
  • Hypoglycemia

Heart Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Slow/Weak Pulse (under 60 bpm)
  • Fast Pulse (over 90 bpm at rest)
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Disease
  • Bleeding/Clotting Issues

Immune Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

Mental Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • Panic attacks
  • Poor Memory
  • Confusion
  • Restlessness
  • Mental Sluggishness
  • Slowed Speech
  • Difficulty Learning New Things
  • Poor Concentration
  • Phobias
  • Loss of Motivation
  • Light Headedness
  • Vertigo or Dizziness
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Epilepsy or Seizures

Emotional Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

Pain Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • Migraines
  • Pressure Headaches
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Back Pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pain or Stiffness
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinitis

Women’s Health Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

  • PMS
  • Irregular, Longer, Lighter, or Heavier Menstrual Cycles
  • Severe Menstrual Cramps
  • Infertility
  • History of Miscarriage
  • Fibroids
  • Loss of Libido

Men’s Health Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:

Hopefully all of these symptoms of hypothyroidism have opened your eyes and given you a better understanding of the importance of detecting and properly treating hypothyroidism in order to properly restore and maintain your health. Most people, doctors, and healthcare professionals fail to make this connection and far too often the underlying cause of your health problems is missed or misdiagnosed.

Your thyroid is responsible for so much more than increasing your metabolism and helping you to lose weight. It plays an important role in balancing and producing hormones, reducing cholesterol, reducing inflammation within your body, fighting cancer, reducing your risk of autoimmune disease, keeping your brain energized and mentally alert, and slowing the natural aging process.

So many of the hypothyroidism symptoms listed above can be both easily avoided or easily eliminated when you learn how to properly restore the function and health of your thyroid. And it always begins with properly educating and empowering yourself to take control of your health.
Find this and more at HypothyroidismWebMD


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