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Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism: What are the symptoms? When to think about it?

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism: What are the symptoms? When to think about it?

Thyroid hormones mainly serve to regulate metabolic functions as a whole and specifically control body growth, the development of the fetal and child nervous system, thermoregulation, lipid control, the cardiovascular system, basal metabolism and the regularity of sleep.

We often have disorders that persist despite trying to vary our daily habits and it is precisely in these cases that we need to think that it could be a thyroid problem.

An alteration of thyroid function can in fact manifest itself through a whole series of symptoms related to hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Hypothyroidism, which involves a reduced and insufficient production of thyroid hormones, causes symptoms such as:

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Constipation

  • Weight gain despite dietary control

  • Bradycardia

  • Dry skin

  • Constant cold chills

  • Hoarseness, lowering of voice, slowing of speech

  • Attention and memory deficits

  • Muscle cramps

  • Hypercholesterolemia

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Hair loss and brittle hair

  • Eye and eyelid swelling

  • Depression

Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, involves a greater and excessive production of thyroid hormones and causes symptoms such as:

  • Weight loss unrelated to diet and activity

  • Increased appetite

  • Tachycardia, arrhythmia or palpitations

  • Anxiety/Nervousness/Irritability

  • Tremors

  • Hyperhidrosis

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Heat intolerance

  • Intestinal disorders

  • Chronic fatigue and sleep disorders

  • Muscle weakness

  • Hair fragility

  • Fever and neck pain

  • Ophthalmopathy


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