Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is a disorder resulting from a deficiency of certain crucial hormones. 

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Symptoms

Potential Risks

  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • High cholesterol 
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)

If untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to such conditions as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease.