Thursday, August 1, 2013

TSH Hypothyroidism Symptoms

TSH hypothyroidism can wreak havoc if it is left undetected and unattended. Men can have serious heart ailments (among several other problems) while women can run into pregnancy problems (among other issues). However, a dysfunctional thyroid, unlike many other diseases, does not have its own set of unique symptoms and characteristics. This is precisely why it is so difficult to detect thyroid dysfunction and hypothyroidism.

The symptoms for hypothyroidism are similar to the symptoms of other ailments-for example, the feeling of sluggishness can be a common symptom of both, a low hemoglobin count and a low hormone count. It can take a while before a hypothyroidism symptom is detected, and by then, it can cause serious damage. However, it is still critical to know the different symptoms of TSH hypothyroidism. The symptoms can be both mental and physical. It is also important to know that the symptoms described below need not necessarily occur in everyone, and one can have symptoms that do not appear in the list.

Physical symptoms

• You can either sweat profusely or sweat far less than other people. This is unusual because you can sweat even in an air-conditioned room or in cool weather without working out physically.

• Women may experience a feeling of bloating in the stomach and have mood disorders and stomach cramps-all of which indicate premenstrual symptoms (PMS) when they are affected by TSH hypothyroidism.

• You may lose your appetite and also suffer from constipation.

• You may constantly feel fatigued despite having adequate rest and eating healthy.

• Your cholesterol levels can shoot up unusually even though you have not had foods that trigger cholesterol levels.

• You may tend to fall ill very easily and may catch a cold or cough frequently, and all these indicate poor immunity.

• You may suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

• You may become intolerant to cold temperatures.

• Your hair may become extremely dry and coarse, and you may start to lose your hair.

• You may have skin problems, where your skin becomes dry and flaky. This, despite taking the greatest care of your skin.

• Women who have already conceived may have high blood pressure just before delivery and face the risk of a miscarriage.

• Puffiness may occur around the eyes and the face.

• The arteries may become stiff and clogged, and your blood pressure may shoot up just a bit.

• Your thyroid gland may swell markedly. This is also known as goiter.

Mental Symptoms

• You may slip into depression often and for no apparent reason. Experienced psychologists may advise you to take a medical test to find out the exact reason for your depression.

• You may become a social recluse and may want to avoid going to social events and functions. You may want to communicate less with people and avoid those who want to interact with you.

• You may tend to forget important things during a day (meetings, appointments, and taking medicines, for example). Sometimes, such forgetfulness can become so chronic that it can prove a hindrance to your day-to-day life.

• You may suffer from severe mood disorders and can suffer from extremes of mood at the drop of a hat. You can make a checklist of the most common symptoms of TSH hypothyroidism and discuss your unique symptoms with the doctor. The doctor will then advise suitable tests and treatments.

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