Many of us have heard of hypothyroidism but have no idea how many ways it can affect our daily lives.
Hypothyroidism is a condition that is characterized by an underproduction of thyroid hormone in the body and is known to primarily affect woman over the age of 60. Producing too little thyroid hormone can manifest in many ways and is often overlooked because the symptoms resemble other illnesses or common problems. It’s important to know the most common symptoms so that you can seek medical help if need be. Here are 12 of the symptoms people most often overlook.
The important thing is that hypothyroidism can be controlled with medication or other methods after it’s identified.
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People who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism have reported problems remembering things. Misplacing keys, having more trouble than usual finding your car, and forgetting names can all be associated with poor memory. That being said, this isn’t necessarily worth getting alarmed by because a lot of different things can make you forgetful. Diet, medications, and being tired can all account for memory problems.
Someone’s face can seem swollen or puffier than usual for a number of reasons, which is why this symptom often isn’t followed up on with a medical professional. It’s just another common symptom of hypothyroidism.