The “Great Masquerader”
Hypothyroidism can be caused by a number of reasons including autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (the most common cause in the US). Other causes for low thyroid function include –
*Radiation to the Neck and Head
*Certain Congenital Defects and Pituitary Disorders
Hypothyroidism can cause a myriad of symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair loss. Other common symptoms of hypothyroidism and thyroid disorders include muscle aches, joint stiffness, constipation, depression, heavy or irregular menstrual periods, headaches and mental slowness. If hypothyroidism is not controlled in a timely manner, a number of health problems can occur, including increased cholesterol levels, which can lead to cardiovascular problems, depression and other mood disorders and lowered mental functions. Additionally, long-term hypothyroidism can cause peripheral neuropathy, which is nerve damage that causes pain, tingling and numbness.
*Do you find yourself feeling tired or exhausted for no apparent reason?
*Do you keep gaining weight in spite of eating reasonably well?
*Are you experiencing dry skin, hair loss, and feel cold all the time?
If you find yourself answering yes to most of these questions, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism and would benefit from seeing a thyroid specialist. Click here to learn more about the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism.
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