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Hashimoto's Disease (cont.)

22 signs and symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis

The signs and symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis are the same as those of hypothyroidism. The disease is slow to progress, and the onset of symptoms is gradual. It may take years for true hypothyroidism to develop.

The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary widely, depending on the severity of hormone deficiency. Some of the complaints experienced by those with hypothyroidism include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Mental fogginess and forgetfulness
  3. Feeling excessively cold
  4. Constipation
  5. Dry skin
  6. Fluid retention
  7. Non-specific aches and stiffness in muscles and joints
  8. Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
  9. Depression
  10. Weight gain
  11. Puffiness in the face
  12. Infertility (difficulty getting pregnant)
  13. Thinning, brittle hair
  14. hair loss
  15. Slow heart rate
  16. Irregular menstrual periods
  17. Decreased sweating (perspiration)
  18. Thick or brittle nails
  19. Decreased reflexes
  20. Swollen hands and feet
  21. Cold skin
  22. Sleepiness

These signs and symptoms can increase in severity as the condition worsens.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/11/2016

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