What Are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Men?

Q:

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism in men? Is there anything different from those in women with the disease?

A:

The diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of hypothyroidism in men are about the same as those in women. As the thyroid secretes less volume of hormones, it slows down the whole metabolism involving every organ in the body. Therefore, symptoms can affect any organ system.

The most common signs of hypothyroidism in men are:

Weight gain despite the loss of appetite

Feeling cold

Constipation

Feeling exhausted

Sore muscles

Dry skin

Brittle hair or nails

Depression

The development of a goiter

Besides the above symptoms, some men may experience erectile dysfunction or loss of interest in sex. You can have these problems especially when you are tired and low in energy.

 

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