Hypothyroidism

 

Hypothyroidism - An Overview

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid produces less thyroid hormone than it should which causes the metabolism to run too slow.  This is called hypothyroidism, myxoedema or an underactive thyroid. 

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Hypothyroid Signs and Symptoms

There are several main symptoms that are usually reported with hypothyroidism such as weight gain; fatigue; feeling cold and aches and pains.  We have added more symptoms to this list as people have reported to us that they disappeared once on treatment.

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Thyroid and Cholesterol

Hypothyroidism affects your cholesterol levels by increasing the levels.  Always check for hypothyroidism if you have high cholesterol.

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Oestrogen and Progesterone

Oestrogen levels can impact on your thyroid and progesterone increases your thyroxine levels so always get your thyroid checked if you are taking either of these hormones.

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