What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Diseases?

Q:

What symptoms can thyroid diseases cause?

A:

Speaking of the thyroid, the two main problems of the gland are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is caused by the excessive secretion of thyroid hormones, while hypothyroidism originates from the insufficient production of the hormones.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism

Increased appetite

Weight loss

Increased heart rate or heart palpitations

Higher blood pressure

Sweating

Nervousness

Frequent bowel movements or diarrhea

Muscle weakness (trembling hands)

Lighter or shorter menstrual periods

An enlargement (goiter) in your neck

Symptoms of hypothyroidism

Reduced heart rate

Depression, confusion or lethargy

An enlargement (goiter) in your neck

Neck pain

Difficulty swallowing

Difficulty turning the head around

Constipation

Heavy menstrual periods

Increased sensitivity to cold

Tingling or numbness in the hands

Dry skin

Thin hair or hair loss

 

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