when the thyroid cells become under active and secretion
is too little. A variety of conditions can either
temporarily or permanently produce hypothyroidism.
One of the most common causes is autoimmune disorder
in which the bodies own immune cells attacks the thyroid
gland. Presence of an autoimmune disease such as vitiligo,
Rheumatoid arthritis, or pernicious anemia can be
a hallmark of hypothyroidism. This disorder is very
common after pregnancy, particularly in the months
baby is born, because the postpartum thyroiditis can
begin around the time. A person with a family history
is likely to get this disorder and infection, drugs,
radiation also to be considered. Pituitary malfunctions,
which act as a secondary culprit and in some individuals.
However, the thyroid gland is healthy.
A symptom of hypothyroidism
begins gradually and vague that women cannot realize
that they are affected by hypothyroidism. Initial
symptoms are observed as tiredness and gaining weight
with menstrual changes like irregularity, heavy periods,
or loss of periods. Additionally, physical changes
like puffiness of face and hands, intolerance to cold
temperature with dry skin, hair loss and hoarseness
of voice, constipation gradually develops and mentally
the victim suffers from lack of sexual desire, loss
of memory and depression. Muscular cramps and joint
pains are also very common symptoms.
Elderly women often complaints
mimic the classic menopausal symptoms such as weight
gain, lethargy, and painful joints, confusion and
depression. The signs and symptoms of thyroid deficiency
can be dismissed in men and women as inevitable aspects
Polycystic ovarian Disease woman and
hypothyroidism often come as a package deal in some
younger generations. Mostly they are pituitary origin,
which is a secondary cause for hypothyroidism, makes
them to suffer with unwanted hair growth, female pattern
baldness and menstrual irregularities. These individuals
are less fertile because it could change the entire
Arthritis, High blood pressure and
Diabetes mellitus develops as a parallel disease gradually
monitoring with the weight and make them to say, “
I take too little food, but I gains lot of weight”.
Additional strain to the heart and blood vessels are
also exerted by weight gain; make vessels atherosceloratic
and heart with ventricular enlargement. The risk factors
for heart attack and stroke are observed in hypothyroid
individuals as the Bad cholesterol developers “LDL”
Hypothyroidism patients has low heart and pulse rate.
Weight gain with puffy face and hands
Hair loss – Female pattern Baldness
Sluggish, depression and mood swings.