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Know the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Fatigue and intolerance to cold are the most common Symptoms of hypothyroidism. When everybody is wearing short sleeves and you are wearing a coat, you most likely have a hypothyroid issue.

Some common indicators are depression, muscle feebleness and tiredness, reduced memory, lethargy and headaches. There are many other symptoms which include deep slow speech, loss of hair, cold hands and feet, constipation, pale thick skin, brittle nails, and swelling of the face and eyelids, excessive and painful menstrual flow, nervousness and palpitations.

These are a lot of symptoms to come to term with and understand and you probably won’t have all of them, but if you have some of these symptoms and can find no obvious other causes you should seek medical advice and get a confirmed diagnose.

Symptoms – You Need to Know for Sure?

You can ask your doctor to perform a thyroid test and/or conduct the following simple self-test at home:

  1. You must first sleep through a full night. (The test will not work if you have gotten up or gone to the bathroom.)
  2. When you are awake but still in bed, take your temperature in your armpit. Do this and record the temperatures 3 days in a row.
  3. A normal reading would be between, 97.8 – 98.2 Fahrenheit, a reading below 97.8 would indicate hypothyroid activity. (Above 98.2 would indicate hyperthyroid activity.)
  4. If you are menstruating, take your temperature on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th day of the period.

 

Contributing Influences

Influences which can underwrite to Hypothyroidism are malnourishment, and thyroid and pituitary exhaustion due to excessive caffeine, sugar, alcohol and other stimulants. Malnourishment, of course, does not mean lack of food, but rather, a diet of processed, unnatural foods that are not nourishing. Other environmental factors include the consumption of fluoridated water, and pesticides and radiation.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism – Females Please Take Note

One out of eight women will develop hypothyroid problems in their life. The condition often manifests between 30 and 50, along with the hormonal changes taking place then. As soon as you enter this age range, it pays to stay alert to this issue. By understanding the symptoms of hypothyroidism and  “nipping it in the bud’ you can spare yourself unnecessary suffering.