Hypothyroidism

1. Fatigue
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism.




2. Weight gain
Thyroid hormones help to regulate body weight, food intake, and the metabolism of fat and sugar.





3. Sore muscles and joints
Hypothyroidism can affect a person's muscles and joints in numerous ways, causing:

aches
pains
stiffness


4. Mood and memory changes
It is common for individuals with untreated hypothyroidism to experience:

anxiety
depression


5. Feeling cold
Hypothyroidism can slow down metabolism, which can lead to a drop in core body temperature. 


6. Constipation
Digestion is another body function that can slow down due to hypothyroidism.


7. High cholesterol
Thyroid hormones play a vital role in removing excess cholesterol from the body via the liver.



8. Slow heart rate
People with hypothyroidism may also have a slower heart rate, or bradycardia.


9. Hair loss
Untreated hormone disorders, including thyroid problems, can contribute to hair loss.



10. Dry skin and weak hair
An underactive thyroid affects the skin in various ways and can cause symptoms:

dry, coarse skin
paleness


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