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 hypothyroidism 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 hypothyroidism treatment protocol including the right hypothyroidism diet and monitor your symptoms.
If your hypothyroidism symptoms 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 Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Fatigue or Excessive Tiredness
- Weight Gain or Inability to Lose Weight
- Excessive Weight Loss
- Cold Extremities
- Swollen Neck or Goiter
- Loss of Stamina
- Afternoon Energy Crash
- Low Morning Temperature
- 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 Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Poor Sleep Quality
- Waking Up Feeling Unrested
- Difficulty Getting Out of Bed in the Morning
- Frequent Nightmares
- Sleep Apnea
- Excessive Snoring
- Night Sweats
Sensory Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- 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 Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- 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
- Rashes and Various Skin Conditions
Digestive Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Loss of Appetite
- Food Allergies and Sensitivities
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Swollen Tongue or Ridges on Tongue
- Dry Mouth
- Alcohol Intolerance
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Abdominal Distention
- Excessive Gas
- Bad Breath
- Liver/Gallbladder Issues
- Salt Cravings
- Sweet Cravings
Heart Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- 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 Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Recurring Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Recurring Upper Respiratory Infections
- Fungal and Candida Infections
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Autoimmune Disease
Mental Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Panic attacks
- Poor Memory
- Mental Sluggishness
- Slowed Speech
- Difficulty Learning New Things
- Poor Concentration
- Loss of Motivation
- Light Headedness
- Vertigo or Dizziness
- Postpartum Depression
- Epilepsy or Seizures
Emotional Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Nervousness and Anxiety
- Easily Upset
- Antisocial Behavior
- Mood Swings
- Lack of Confidence
- Bipolar Tendencies
Pain Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Pressure Headaches
- Muscle Cramps
- Muscle Spasms
- Back Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Foot Pain
- Joint Pain or Stiffness
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Women’s Health Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- Irregular, Longer, Lighter, or Heavier Menstrual Cycles
- Severe Menstrual Cramps
- History of Miscarriage
- Loss of Libido
Men’s Health Related Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
- 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.
Are You Still Missing The Big Picture?
I would share my favorite resources when it comes to naturally overcoming hypothyroidism. You can watch the video here: “Hypothyroidism Revolution”
Let me introduce you, to one of my favorite authors on the subject of hypothyroidism, Tom Brimeyer. One of the reasons that I really enjoy Tom’s work and his “Hypothyroidism Revolution” is that he uses a completely unconventional approach to hypothyroidism that I’ve never seen anywhere before. He’s not pushing some magic pill solution and it’s not one of those “run of the mill” approaches that we both know doesn’t really work.
You’ve probably tried everything and regardless of what your lab tests say, you still feel like something isn’t right. Well, there’s a reason for that and it’s because you’ve been doing it all wrong… this information is definitely for you.
Here are just a few of the great topics that Tom gives some closure to…
* Which foods you are eating on daily basis that are damaging your thyroid and which foods you need to be eating instead to help jumpstart your thyroid and energy levels…
* 2 extremely important hormones that are stopping your thyroid from working properly and how to balance them properly so that you can sleep soundly and wake up refreshed…
* Why your liver health is most important and should be your #1 priority in overcoming hypothyroidism…
I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with Tom’s scope of knowledge on this subject. This is MUST-SEE info for anyone who suffers from hypothyroidism and who really wants to learn the truth about how to permanently overcome hypothyroidism and enjoy life again.
I’m sure you will enjoy this as much as I did.
EFFECTS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM ON THE BODY (INFOGRAPHIC)
Source : Healthline
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