Hypothyroidism Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

What is hypothyroidism?

In people with hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is underactive. He does not make enough thyroid hormone. Therefore, people with this disease all sorts of unpleasant symptoms:
  1. They have quick cold.
  2. They tire easily.
  3. They have no appetite but are thicker.
  4. They can not concentrate themselves.
  5. They become depressed.
  6. Sometimes even get someone psychosis.
  7. They get a coarser face.
  8. They get brittle and dry hair.
  9. They get brittle nails.
  10. The voice is heavy and hoarse.
Symptoms appear gradually. Thereby discovers the doctor often late that someone has hypothyroidism. The doctor determines the disease with blood tests.

 He does not make enough thyroid hormone Hypothyroidism Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

How do you get hypothyroidism disease?

Causes of hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism can have different causes:
  1. an inflammation of the thyroid;
  2. surgery on the thyroid;
  3. an overdose of radioactive iodine. This medication will get you if your thyroid is working too fast (hyperthyroidism);
  4. irradiation of the neck.
Hypothyroidism with thyroid inflammation occurs most frequently.

Very occasionally, hypothyroidism due to problems with the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland controls the thyroid or not well. Does the pituitary gland malfunctions, the thyroid gland is also not good.

What are the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

The symptoms associated with hypothyroidism disease develop gradually. A person is:
  1. slow;
  2. listless;
  3. chilly;
  4. weary;
  5. unfocused;
  6. depression;
  7. sometimes psychotic.
Later he or she also suffers from:
  1. a pale, dry skin;
  2. brittle hair;
  3. brittle nails;
  4. sometimes hair loss;
  5. a low, hoarse voice;
  6. a slow speech;
  7. constipation;
  8. a coarse face;
  9. heavy eyelids;
  10. red blush on the cheeks;
  11. menstrual problems;
  12. erectile dysfunction;
  13. muscle pain;
  14. muscle stiffness;
  15. insomnia;
  16. memory problems;
  17. sometimes an enlarged heart;
  18. sometimes a rapid heart rate.

What is the treatment for hypothyroidism?

The treatment of hypothyroidism consists of tablets or injections of thyroid hormone. It takes a few weeks before it is clear how much thyroid hormone you exactly need.
You have very severe hypothyroidism, then you get in the beginning hydrocortisone.

The drugs with thyroid hormone, you must use your entire life. The hydrocortisone can stop quickly.

You should regularly go to the hospital for blood tests. The doctor will then check whether you still have the right amount of thyroid hormone in your blood.

If you are pregnant? Please tell your doctor. During pregnancy you need more thyroid hormone.

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