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Thyroid Symptoms & Signs

Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid or low thyroid, is a disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.

  • Bradycardia
  • Cold extremities
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Periorbital puffiness
  • Hoarse voice
  • Bradykinesis, slow movements
  • Delayed relaxation phase of ankle jerks.
  • Tiredness
  • Mental lethargy
  • Cold intolerance
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual disturbance
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate the body’s metabolism significantly.

  • Tachycardia
  • Hot, moist palms
  • Exophthalmos
  • Eyelid lag/retraction
  • Agitation
  • Thyroid goitre and bruit
  • Tiredness
  • Emotional lability
  • Heat intolerance
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive appetite
  • Palpitations.
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