Quick Checklist: Over 300 Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

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Who would imagine that when the little butterfly shaped Thyroid gland in our neck goes out of whack, it can, potentially, trigger system-wide effects in our bodies. The hypothyroidism symptoms checklist is unbelievably long for this very reason. Let’s go through this simple checklist today to look for symptoms that could assist in understanding whether you suffer from hypothyroidism, or not.
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11 Hypothyroidism Symptoms Related To Energy and Sleep:

  1. Chronic fatigue
  2. Having lesser stamina than most people
  3. Long recovery period after an activity
  4. An inability to concentrate
  5. Sleep apnea
  6. Snoring
  7. Insomnia
  8. Needing naps in the afternoon
  9. Weakness
  10. Waking up tired
  11. Frequently oversleeping

9 Signs of Weight-Related Symptoms of Hypothyroid:

  1. Weight gain
  2. Inability to lose weight
  3. Ascites (abdominal fluid accumulation)
  4. Metabolic Syndrome
  5. Weight loss
  6. Anorexia
  7. Heightened appetite
  8. Diminished appetite
  9. Obesity

13 Changes In Body Temperature (Which May Point To Hypothyroidism):

  1. Cold extremities
  2. Cold sweats
  3. Night sweats
  4. Heat intolerance
  5. Cold intolerance
  6. Internal shivering
  7. Hypothermia
  8. Cold hands
  9. Clammy palms
  10. Cold feet
  11. Excessive perspiration
  12. Little perspiration
  13. Low basal body temperature (below 97.8 degrees Fahrenheit)

4 Signs of Slow Reflexes Due To Hypothyroid:

  1. Slow movements
  2. Slowed Achilles reflex
  3. Diminished reflexes
  4. Slow speech

16 Infection-Related Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

  1. Frequent infections
  2. Chronic illness
  3. Low immune system
  4. Frequent colds
  5. Frequent flus
  6. Susceptibility to bronchitis
  7. Hard time recovering from infections
  8. Recurrent sinus infections
  9. Recurrent skin infections
  10. Recurrent ear infections
  11. Recurrent nose infections
  12. Recurrent throat infections
  13. Candida (yeast)
  14. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  15. Repeated urinary tract infections
  16. Upper respiratory tract infections

22 Underlying Autoimmune or Endocrine Diseases Associated With Hypothyroidism:

  1. Hashimoto’s Disease
  2. Graves’ Disease
  3. Celiac disease
  4. Type 1 Diabetes
  5. Type 2 Diabetes
  6. Insulin Resistance
  7. Addison’s disease
  8. Cushing’s disease
  9. Pernicious Anemia
  10. Premature ovarian decline
  11. Premature ovarian failure
  12. Alopecia
  13. Reynaud’s syndrome
  14. Sjögren’s syndrome
  15. Chronic fatigue syndrome
  16. Rheumatoid arthritis
  17. Systemic lupus erythematosus
  18. Multiple sclerosis
  19. Sarcoidosis
  20. Scleroderma
  21. Vitiligo
  22. Psoriasis

Swelling & Thickened Skin In These 11 Areas – Hypothyroid Symptoms:

  1. Eyes
  2. Face
  3. Lips
  4. Neck
  5. Hands
  6. Arms
  7. Legs
  8. Feet
  9. Ankles
  10. Lymphedema
  11. Lipedema

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Related To Changes In Various Parts of The Body:

Mouth and Throat

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sensation of a lump in the throat
  • Sensation of pressure on the throat
  • Pain and tenderness in the neck and/or thyroid area
  • Difficulty taking deep breaths
  • Goiter
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Burning sensation in the throat
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen tongue
  • Choking fits
  • Distorted sense of taste (Dysgeusia)
  • Salt cravings
  • Sweet cravings
  • Speech problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Propensity for cavities
  • Propensity for gum disease
  • Low, husky, hoarse voice
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Irritated gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Persistent teeth clenching
  • TMJ

Ears

  • Oversensitive hearing
  • Noises in the ears (hissing, ringing)
  • Deafness
  • Tinnitus
  • Internal itching of ears
  • Dry, scaly ear canal
  • Excess earwax
  • Vertigo

Eyes

  • Poor focus
  • Double vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Gritty eyes
  • Achy eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Sensitive to light
  • Frequent eye tics
  • Eyelid spasms
  • Bulging of the eyeballs
  • Red eyes (inflamed)
  • Dark rings under the eyes
  • Puffiness around the eyes
  • A rapidly shifting gaze that makes you feel dizzy
  • Problems with night vision
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts

Hair

  • Hair loss
  • Dry hair
  • Frizzy hair
  • Brittle hair
  • Coarse hair
  • Finer hair
  • Premature baldness
  • Premature gray hair
  • Changes in the hair texture
  • Body-hair loss
  • Eyelash loss
  • Facial hair in women
  • Thinning or loss of outside third of the eyebrows

Nails

  • Brittle
  • Pale
  • Soft
  • Yellowish
  • Ridged
  • Striated
  • Thickened
  • Ingrown toenails

Skin

  • Dry skin
  • Dry and itchy scalp
  • Flaky skin
  • Cracked heels
  • Coarse patches
  • Yellowish or amber tint to the skin
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Pale skin
  • Pale lips
  • Boils
  • Pigmentation in skin creases
  • Rashes
  • Skin tags
  • Dermographia (wheals)
  • Eczema
  • Impetigo
  • Cellulitis
  • Easy bruising
  • Tendency to form blood clots
  • Slow wound healing
  • Hemophilia
  • Bumps on legs
  • Acne
  • Breakouts on the chest and the arms
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon (discoloration of digits)
  • Chronic itching
  • Varicose veins
  • Premature aging
  • Parchment-like fine wrinkles
  • Red butterfly patch over cheeks and nose
  • Absence or diminished perspiration
  • Moles and warty growths
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Vitiligo
  • Allergies
  • Hives

Brain

  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Brain fog
  • Mental sluggishness
  • Poor concentration
  • Noises and/or voices in head
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Mania
  • Phobias
  • Obsessions
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Rage
  • Loss of drive
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Nightmares
  • Bipolar tendencies
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • ADHD
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Kidney and Bladder

  • Albuminuria (protein in urine)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Decreased output of urine
  • Interstitial cystitis (chronic bladder problems)
  • Urinary incontinence while sleeping
  • Kidney stones
  • Recurrent kidney infections
  • Recurrent bladder infections
  • Irritable bladder syndrome
  • Chronic kidney failure

Gallbladder

  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones

Liver

  • Liver tenderness and enlargement
  • Congestion of the liver
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Hypoglycemia

Lungs

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Air hunger
  • Pleural effusion (fluid around the lung)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in chest
  • Pneumonia

Heart

  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slow/weak pulse (under 60 bpm)
  • Fast pulse (over 90 bpm at rest)
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Skipped heartbeats
  • Heart flutters
  • Heart palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • High LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Elevated C-Reactive Protein
  • Fibrillations
  • Plaque buildup
  • Fluid retention
  • Poor circulation
  • Enlarged heart
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack

Other Related Conditions which could be signs of Hypothyroid:

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Hyponatremia (low blood sodium)
  • Lack of coordination
  • Clumsiness
  • Tendency to fall
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting episodes
  • Vertigo
  • Tremors
  • Growth disturbances in children
  • Chronic allergies
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rhabdomyolysis (destruction of skeletal muscle)
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hernia

Numbness and Tingling In The Following:

  • Legs
  • Feet
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Back
  • Face

Other Hypothyroidism Symptoms Triggered In Various Parts of The Body:

Pain

  • Migraines
  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic back and loin pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Muscles and joint pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (hands or forearms)
  • Tarsal Tunnel syndrome (legs)
  • Joint stiffness
  • Tendonitis
  • Heel spur
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Painful soles of the feet
  • Muscle cramps
  • Aching bones
  • Aching muscles
  • Joint pain
  • TMJ
  • Fibromyalgia

Digestion

  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hard stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Food allergies
  • Food sensitivity
  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Celiac Disease
  • Gluten Sensitivity/Intolerance
  • Colitis
  • Abdominal distention
  • Weight gain in abdominal area
  • Protruding abdomen in children
  • Diverticulosis
  • Excess gas
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Ulcers
  • Acid Reflux
  • Excessive belching
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Menstrual Disorders

  • Cessation of periods (amenorrhoea)
  • Scanty (light) periods (oligomenorrhoea)
  • Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
  • Irregular periods
  • Very short cycles
  • Very long cycles
  • Severe cramping
  • Failure to ovulate
  • Constant bleeding
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Premenstrual tension (PMT)
  • Extreme bloating and water retention
  • Premature or delayed puberty
  • Premature or delayed menopause
  • Difficult menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Reproductive Disorders and Pregnancy

  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • In vitro fertilization failure
  • Donor egg failure
  • Abnormal estrogen levels
  • Abnormal progesterone levels
  • Abnormal testosterone levels
  • A drop in sperm count
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of libido
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Breasts leaking milk (but not lactating or breastfeeding)
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Maternal anemia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Placental abruption
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Prolonged labor
  • Inability to dilate
  • Poor wound healing
  • Pain in and around C-section scar
  • Difficulty in breastfeeding
  • Low breast milk supply
  • Premature birth
  • Low birth weight
  • Long gestation
  • High birth weight
  • Newborn with deficits in intellectual development
  • Newborns with jaundice
  • Autism
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Birth defects

Emotional Troubles

  • Tension
  • Irritability
  • Wanting to be solitary
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Personality changes
  • Feelings of resentment
  • Jumpy
  • Easily startled
  • Lack of confidence
  • Nervousness

Cancer

Phew! The endless list of hypothyroidism symptoms is mind-boggling. That’s how important the thyroid gland is. It impacts our everyday functioning in more ways than we could imagine. But, don’t get rattled by this list. It has been compiled for readers, solely, to increase awareness of hypothyroidism symptoms. Do drop in at the doctor’s to clarify things though, just in case you feel like you’ve been experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms. Getting the required tests done is the best way to eliminate the stress of speculation and combat potential problems head on.

Our deep thanks to Dana Trentini, an expert on this subject, for compiling this list of hypothyroidism symptoms from several scientific sources.
Source: www.hypothyroidmom.com

Mahesh Jayaraman

Mahesh Jayaraman

Co-Founder at Sepalika
Mahesh is a traditional acupressure therapist and health counselor. He is certified in Functional Nutrition from Washington State University and uses a wide array of healing modalities to guide his clients to vibrant health and well-being.

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