Hypothyroidism Symptoms

04/19/2014

Hypothyroidism Symptoms

By Tom Brimeyer, Author of Hypothyroidism Revolution

 

Hypothyroidism is most well known for its relationship to your metabolism and oftentimes weight gain or the inability to lose weight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you begin to look at the multitude of various hypothyroidism symptoms ranging from digestive to sensory symptoms.

But also keep in mind that different people develop different symptoms. There is no one set pattern of symptoms that all hypothyroid people progress through. It all has to do with how your body responds and compensates.

One person might gain 30 lbs. and be unable to lose it no matter what. And the next person may develop heart palpitations or chronic depression.

If you find yourself suffering from any of these symptoms then you have to strongly consider that you very well might be hypothyroid. And I encourage you to take an active role in your health because all too often we place our health in the hands of others who don’t have our best interests in mind.

So, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, or find someone who is willing to educate you on what is really happening with your body and what the underlying cause of your health problems really is. Only then can you make an educated decision as to what is best for your health.

A Quick Note on Hypothyroidism Testing Flaws

And keep in mind that most thyroid test options are flawed and oftentimes lead to a false negative diagnosis. And so millions of people go untreated or are improperly treated for various other related symptoms that stem from underlying hypothyroidism.

Because of this, I often recommend what is called a therapeutic trial to confirm your own diagnosis. This is where you follow a proper treatment protocol including the right hypothyroidism diet and monitor your symptoms.

If they improve then you can confirm that your speculation was correct.

Below I’ve listed a very comprehensive set of hypothyroid symptoms that are broken down into categories which shows you just how extensive these symptoms can be.

General:

Fatigue or Excessive Tiredness
Weight Gain or Inability to Lose Weight
Obesity
Excessive Weight Loss
Cold Extremities
Swollen Neck or Goiter
Loss of Stamina
Afternoon Energy Crash
Low Morning Temperature
Edema
Difficulty Breathing
Dry and/or Gritty Eyes
Slow Recovery
Inability to Exercise
Trembling, Jittery, or Shivering Feeling
Hoarse Voice
Cold Sweats
Lack of Coordination
Heavy Eyelids

Sleep Related:

Insomnia
Poor Sleep Quality
Waking Up Feeling Unrested
Difficulty Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
Frequent Nightmares
Sleep Apnea
Excessive Snoring
Night Sweats

Sensory:

Inability to Concentrate
Slowed Reflexes and Reaction Time
Sensitivity to Light and/or Sun
Sensitivity to Hot and Cold
Sensitivity to Strong Odors
Sensitivity to Loud Noises
Blurred Vision

Hair, Skin, and Nail Related:

Puffiness or Swelling of Eyes, Face, Hands, Feet, and/or Ankles
Hair Loss
Brittle Hair
Loss of Eyelashes
Loss of Eyebrow Hair (outer portion)
Brittle, Flaky, or Peeling Nails
Dry, Flaky, or Course Skin
Pale and/or Yellowish Skin Pigment
Dark Circles Under Eyes
Orange Calluses
Bruise Easily
Acne
Rashes and Various Skin Conditions

Digestive:

Loss of Appetite
Constipation
Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Difficulty Swallowing
Swollen Tongue or Ridges on Tongue
Dry Mouth
Alcohol Intolerance
Hemorrhoids
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Abdominal Distention
Excessive Gas
Bad Breath
Diabetes
Liver/Gallbladder Issues
Salt Cravings
Sweet Cravings
Hypoglycemia

Heart Related:

High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure
Slow/Weak Pulse (under 60 bpm)
Fast Pulse (over 90 bpm at rest)
Heart Palpitations
Heart Disease
Bleeding/Clotting Issues

Immune Related:

Recurring Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Recurring Upper Respiratory Infections
Fungal and Candida Infections
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lupus
Asthma
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Disease
Cancer

Mental:

Panic attacks
Poor Memory
Confusion
Restlessness
Mental Sluggishness
ADD/ADHD
Slowed Speech
Difficulty Learning New Things
Poor Concentration
Phobias
Loss of Motivation
Light Headedness
Vertigo or Dizziness
Postpartum Depression
Epilepsy or Seizures

Emotional:

Depression
Nervousness and Anxiety
Easily Upset
Antisocial Behavior
Mood Swings
Lack of Confidence
Bipolar Tendencies

Pain Related:

Migraines
Pressure Headaches
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Spasms
Back Pain
Wrist Pain
Foot Pain
Arthritis
Joint Pain or Stiffness
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendinitis

Women’s Health Related:

PMS
Irregular, Longer, Lighter, or Heavier Menstrual Cycles
Severe Menstrual Cramps
Infertility
History of Miscarriage
Fibroids
Loss of Libido

Men’s Health Related:

Loss of Libido
Erectile Dysfunction

Hopefully all of these symptoms of hypothyroidism have opened your eyes and given you a better understanding of the importance of detecting and properly treating hypothyroidism in order to properly restore and maintain your health. Most people, doctors, and healthcare professionals fail to make this connection and far too often the underlying cause of your health problems is missed or misdiagnosed.

Your thyroid is responsible for so much more than increasing your metabolism and helping you to lose weight. It plays an important role in balancing and producing hormones, reducing cholesterol, reducing inflammation within your body, fighting cancer, reducing your risk of autoimmune disease, keeping your brain energized and mentally alert, and slowing the natural aging process.

So many of the hypothyroidism symptoms listed above can be both easily avoided or easily eliminated when you learn how to properly restore the function and health of your thyroid. And it always begins with properly educating and empowering yourself to take control of your health.

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