Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism

Common symptoms include weight gain and changes in skin and hair

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(HealthDay News) -- When the thyroid doesn't produce enough hormone, your metabolism slows, which may lead to dangerous side effects.

The University of Maryland Medical Center says symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Feeling tired.
  • Being sensitive to cold.
  • Developing a hoarse voice and slowed speech.
  • Having a slower pulse.
  • Developing hair that is thicker, scaly, dry and more coarse.
  • Feeling numbness in the hands and fingers.
  • Having constipation, weight gain, problems with menstruation or headaches.
  • Feeling confused or depressed.
  • Showing signs of dementia.
  • Showing delays among children in growth, teething or mental development.

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