The Effects Of Hypothyroidism On Your Body

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is under-active and the most common thyroid disorder. When thyroid hormone production drops, your body's processes slow down and change. Hypothyroidism can affect many different systems in your body. Here are some of them:

Menstrual changes

Women with hypothyroidism may have irregular periods and changes in menstrual flow. Fertility can be affected too, making it harder to get pregnant

Mental health issues

Low thyroid hormone levels can contribute to depression and sadness

Jaundice

Infant born with Hypothyroidism may have jaundice, ht eyellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes

Dry skin

Low thyroid hormone levels directly affect the skin. This can cause a variety of changes, including dryness, thickening, and scaling

Weakness

Low thyroid hormone production can leave your muscles weak, achy or stiff

Heartburn

Hypothyroidism slows digestion. This can lead to heartburn and other gastrointestinal issues

Stomach bloating

A lack of thyroid hormone slows the movement of food through your digestive tract, which can leave your belly bloated

Slow metabolism

Too little thyroid hormone sows the body's metabolism, which can lead to weight gain

High blood pressure

Low Thyroid hormones levels can increase blood pressur through interactions with the blood vessels and circulatory system

Eyebrow thinning

Hypothyroidism can make you lose eyebrow hair. The hair loss usually starts at the outer edges of your brows

Brain fog

Hypothyroidism can affect your memory and your ability to think clearly. This mental fuzziness is sometimes called "brain fog"

Constipations

slowed movement of food through your intestines can back up stool, making you constipated

Gallstones

Hypothyroidism may increase your risk of gallstones, hard pieces made up of substances like cholesterol or bile that form in your gallbladder

Heart attack risk

Hypothyroidism may increase cholesterol levels and narrow arteries. This could contribute to an increased risk of heart attack.

Goiter

A goiter is an abnormally enlarged thyroid gland that can happen in people with diseases like Hashimoto thyroiditis

Peripheral neuropathy

hypothyroidism that isn't treated can interfere with how the nerves send signals to and from your brain, spinal cord, and body

Thinning hair

The effects of hypothyroidism can cause you to lose  hair on your scalp, face and body

Menstrual changes

Women with hypothyroidism may have irregular periods and changes in menstrual flow. Fertility can be affected too, making it harder to get pregnant

Constipations

slowed movement of food through your intestines can back up stool, making you constipated

Gallstones

Hypothyroidism may increase your risk of gallstones, hard pieces made up of substances like cholesterol or bile that form in your gallbladder

Heart attack risk

Hypothyroidism may increase cholesterol levels and narrow arteries. This could contribute to an increased risk of heart attack.

Goiter

A goiter is an abnormally enlarged thyroid gland that can happen in people with diseases like Hashimoto thyroiditis.

Peripheral neuropathy

hypothyroidism that isn't treated can interfere with how the nerves send signals to and from your brain, spinal cord, and body.

Thinning hair

The effects of hypothyroidism can cause you to lose  hair on your scalp, face and body

Brain Fog

Hypothyroidism can affect your memory and your ability to think clearly. This mental fuzziness is sometimes called "brain fog"

Weakness

Low thyroid hormone production can leave your muscles weak, achy or stiff

Dry skin

Low thyroid hormone levels directly affect the skin. This can cause a variety of changes, including dryness, thickening, and scaling

Heartburn

Hypothyroidism slows digestion. This can lead to heartburn and other gastrointestinal issues

Stomach bloating

A lack of thyroid hormone slows the movement of food through your digestive tract, which can leave your belly bloated

Slow Metabolism

Too little thyroid hormone sows the body's metabolism, which can lead to weight gain

High blood pressure

Low Thyroid hormones levels can increase blood pressur through interactions with the blood vessels and circulatory system

Jaundice

Infant born with Hypothyroidism may have jaundice, ht eyellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes

Eyebrow thinning

Hypothyroidism can make you lose eyebrow hair. The hair loss usually starts at the outer edges of your brows.

Mental health issues

Low thyroid hormone levels can contribute to depression and sadness

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