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Common Hypothyroid Symptoms

  • Low morning body temperature
  • Weak pulse
  • Poor Achilles reflex response
  • Cold hands and feet, especially at night
  • Low blood sugar
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Overweight and/or difficulty losing weight
  • Dry/flaky skin and hair
  • Slow or slurred speech and/or thinking
  • Lack of libido
  • Swelling of the face an/or eyelids
  • Swelling of hands and/or ankles
  • Bloating and indigestion after eating
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Pre-menstrual tension
  • Loss or thinning of hair (scalp, limbs and outer third of eyebrows)
  • Enlarged neck
  • Headaches
  • Emotional instability
  • Depression
  • Visual problems
  • Lack of sweating
  • Hair loss, (scalp, legs, or arms)
  • Generally nervous
  • Difficulty getting deep breaths
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nighttime muscle cramps
  • Tendency to bruise easily
  • Stiff joints and muscles
  • Brittle nails
  • White spots on nails
  • Excess appetite (never feel satisfied)
  • Poor appetite (or absence of hunger)
  • Slow growing hair and/or nails
  • Enlarged facial pores
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarse voice
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Digestive insufficiency (bloating/gas)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sallow skin
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue in the morning, in spite of adequate sleep
  • Breast tenderness or inflammation
  • Heart disease
  • Fluoridated water and/or toothpaste
  • High cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels
  • Candidiasis
  • CFS or ME
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Cracks on the soles of feet
  • History of miscarriage
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Endometriosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gout
  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dental amalgams
  • Root fillings
  • Hyperactivity
  • Seizures
  • Acne
  • Stroke
  • Dizzy upon standing
  • Loss of hair color
  • Loss of taste
  • Coated or cracked tongue
  • IBS or colitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bladder infections
  • Frequent urination

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