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Thyroid Problems (cont.)

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 sleeping

Symptoms of hypothyroidism in children include:

  • Symptoms similar to adult symptoms
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Poor growth
  • Delayed tooth development
  • Delayed sexual maturation
  • 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)

Later 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
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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