Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
When you have hypothyroidism, you might not realize it at first. The symptoms come on slowly, and some of them, like fatigue, are similar to other conditions. You might mistake them for signs of aging or stress.
You’re getting symptoms because your thyroid gland stopped working right. It doesn’t make enough thyroid hormone, which helps run many of your body’s systems. Your doctor can prescribe medicine that boosts your levels and gets you back to feeling like your past.
When Your Thyroid Levels Are Low
Hypothyroidism can make you feel tired and sensitive to cold. You also might gain a few pounds.
Low thyroid levels can also affect your mood and thinking. For example, you might have:
- Memory problems
- Trouble thinking clearly
You may have pain, stiffness, or swelling in your muscles and joints. Your symptoms might also include swelling in your face, around your eyes, or in your tongue.
A hoarse voice, slow speech, hearing problems and constipation are the symptoms. Women may also have heavy menstrual bleeding.
Changes in your skin can also happen. It can become:
- Cool and pale
- Dry and itchy
- Rough or scaly
- Yellow-looking, especially on the soles of your feet, palms, and the “laugh lines” of your face
You nails may turn brittle or grow slowly. Your hair might also change. It could become brittle or coarse, or you could have some hair loss. Sometimes you can get thinning or loss of eyebrow hair, especially on the outer third of your brows.
Because hypothyroidism can weaken your heart and lungs, you might also notice:
- A slow heart rate
- Shortness of breath during exercise
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
Hypothyroidism in Children and Teens
Although the condition usually affects adults, it can also happen to children and teens. They have the same symptoms as grown-ups, but because thyroid hormones control growth, they frequently stop growing as expected. They may also have a delay in reaching puberty. Adolescent girls might have heavy menstrual periods. Kids with hypothyroidism may also have problems with schoolwork. They may start to do poorly due to memory problems and fatigue.
Hypothyroidism in traditional medicine:
Body fluids or humors are substances which produced after 4 levels of digestion in the digestive system, liver, blood, cells and tissues and they are resources of needed materials for body . Certain human moods, emotions and behaviors are caused by an excess or lack of these body fluids or “humors”: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. There are 4 temperamental categories named “sanguine”(warm and wet), “choleric”(warm and dry), “melancholic”(cold and dry) and “phlegmatic”(cold and wet). They are results of excess humors that produced.
According to traditional medicine, if coldness increases in the body, it is more probable to be threatened by many diseases such as hypothyroidism.
Herbal treatment by “Parsiteb” co:
In order to control hypothyroidism, it is suggested to use “Paprika psycho digest” or “Booster of main organs”. This combination is able to encourage functions of vital organs of the body such as the brain, heart, liver, uterus, ovaries and testicles.