Hypothyroidism

4,730 members with Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition when your thyroid does not produce enough important hormones, including thyroid hormones. This upsets the normal balance of chemical reactions in your body. The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. But in general, any problems you have tend to develop slowly, often over a number of years. Hypothyroidism signs and symptom may include: fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches or weakness, heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods, thinning hair, slowed heart rate, and depression. Over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease. Hypothyroidism can be easily diagnosed with thyroid function tests. Treatment is available with synthetic thyroid hormone and is usually safe and effective once you and your doctor find the right dose for you.

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Name Patients Severity
Synthroid 46% Moderate
Armour Thyroid 23% Moderate
Cytomel 20% Moderate
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