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Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

The following symptoms are associated with hypothyroidism:

Low body temperature
Slow to waken in the morning
Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
Depressed mood
Poor mental function
Constipation
Difficulty feeling warm, especially hands and feet
Dry skin
Orange discoloration of palms and soles
Goiter
Menstrual cycles irregularities

Thinning or disappearance of outer third of eyebrows
Edema (swelling) of face, tongue, ankles, and fingers
Dry, lusterless, coarse, brittle hair
Dry, brittle nails
Migraines
Hair loss
Slow or absent reflexes on physical exam
Personal history of high birth weight or family history of tuberculosis
Hoarseness
New onset of snoring
Increased cholesterol levels

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