HypoThyroid: Hypothyroidism, aka (under-active thyroid), is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough specific and important hormones. Hypothyroidism upsets the normal balance of chemical reactions in the body. It rarely causes symptoms in its early stages, but left untreated, it can cause many health problems, i.e., obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease. The symptoms of hypothyroidism vary and depend on the severity of the hormone deficiency. In general, the symptoms tend to develop slowly, usually over several years. At first, the symptoms are barely noticeable, such as fatigue and weight gain. Often these are attributed to getting older. But as the metabolism continues to slow, more obvious signs and symptoms may develop. Signs and symptoms of HypoThyroid can include:
HypoThyroid symptoms include low blood pressure, decreased breathing, decreased body temperature, unresponsiveness, and even coma. Untreated, symptoms can become more severe. Constant stimulation of your thyroid gland to release more hormones may lead to an enlarged thyroid (goiter). In addition, greater forgetfulness, slower thought processing, and depression. Advanced hypothyroidism, aka myxedema, is rare, but when it happens, it can be life-threatening. In extreme cases, it can be fatal.
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