What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism usually manifests itself gradually over a period of years with the progressive and insidious development of one or several of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Cold Extremities and cold intolerance
  • Decreased mental sharpness (brain fog)
  • Slow speech
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Sluggish bowel function
  • Fluid retention
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain (fibromyalgia)
  • Joint pain
  • Tiredness after a full night’s sleep
  • Tingling and/or numbness in extremities
  • Hoarseness
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Miscarriages
  • Infertility
  • Recurrent yeast vaginitis
  • Allergic disorders
  • Recurrent infections
  • Decreased sweating

The following are physical signs of hypothyroidism:

  • The three P’s: pallor, pastiness, puffiness
  • Enlarged tongue with teeth indentations
  • Loss of hair on the lateral third of the eyebrows
  • Decreased body hair
  • Thinning hair
  • Cold extremities & cold skin
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle fingernails with ridging
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slow pulse rate
  • Low basal body temperature
  • Enlarged thyroid gland
  • Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides

By |2018-05-08T09:54:53-05:00May 8th, 2018|