What Symptoms Can Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Cause?

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What are the signs of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?

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At first people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis may show no symptoms, or the symptoms may be mild. Usually the signs take years to develop. The first symptom the patient notices himself is often an enlarged thyroid, known as a goiter, which causes your neck swollen. As it grows larger, you will find it difficult to swallow. Other symptoms caused by an underactive thyroid because of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are:

Tiredness

Weight gain

Slow heart rate

Joint pain and muscle pain

Constipation

Puffiness or paleness of the face

Inability to get warm

Depression

Irregular or heavy menstrual periods

Hard to get pregnant

Hair loss or brittle hair

 

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