Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid controls your metabolism which again affects bodily functions such as temperature, heartbeat, and the ability to burn calories. When the thyroid gland produces less thyroid hormone certain processes slow down and may produce symptoms such as:
Changes in the menstrual cycle
Dry hair and hair loss
Greater sensitivity to cold
Slow heart rate
Swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter)
Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight
Carpal tunnel syndrome (WebMD)
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WebMD. "Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)." WebMD. www.webmd.com/women/hypothyroidism-underactive-thyroid-symptoms-causes-treatments#1. Date of access: 08/13/2020.
Mayo Clinic Staff. "Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)" Mayoclinic. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20350284. Date of access: 08/18/2020.