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Hypothyroidism (cont.)

Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism and their degree of severity may vary and depend on the duration and extent of thyroid hormone deficiency. Individuals with hypothyroidism may experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Muscle aching and cramps
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Poor appetite
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
  • Dry, rough skin
  • Coarse hair or hair loss
  • Eye and face swelling
  • Deeper and/or hoarse voice
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Irregular or heavy menstrual periods
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Slowed thinking and mental activity
  • Increased blood cholesterol levels
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