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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition where thyroid gland produces less thyroxin hormone or when the body does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Its is also called underactive thyroid. The thyroid gland is found in the lower part of the throat & its a small butterfly shaped gland which is based just below the Adam's apple.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Restless
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Puffy face
  • Weight gain or problem in loosing weight
  • Elevated Cholestrol
  • Dry Skin
  • Hair loss or thinning hair
  • Cold Intolerance or Hot & Sweaty
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Stiffness, Joint & Muscles pain
  • Numbness in hands or feet
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Memory loss or poor memory & concentration
  • Poor hearing
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Decrease libido
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow pulse rate
  • Mood swings
  • Fertility problem
  • Miscarriage
  • Unwanted facial hair

Causes For Hypothroidism

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is autoimmune disorder which is also known as Hasimoto's thyroiditis. With Hasimoto's your body produces antibodies to destroy the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism also increases the cholesterol level in blood. Some women detected with hypothyroidism during or after pregnancy. If left untreated then high chances of miscarriage & also creates problem in conceiving. Iodine deficiency is also one of the reason for hypothyroidism. Women are more likely to suffer hypothyroidism then men. Also more common in people who are older than 60 years.

The normal range of T4 in adults are 5.0 to 12.0μg/dL. The normal T3 level range in adult from 80-220 ng/dL.

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