May 2022

How to Know if I Have Hypothyroidism?

By Parul Dube

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid gland is unable to produce enough thyroid hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone from your pituitary gland.

Weight Gain

Fat and fluid accumulation cause weight gain in hypothyroidism. The reduction in metabolic processes prevents the burning of calories.


Hypothyroidism causes a decrease in metabolism and a minor release of energy, making a person feel weak and sluggish.

Sensitivity to Cold Temperatures

Thyroid hormones keep our bodies warm. Hypothyroidism causes a decrease in thyroid hormones, which prevents the body from converting and storing energy.

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Low thyroid hormones cause an imbalance in emotions such as happiness, relaxation, and pleasure and can result in depression.

Dry Skin

Skin becomes dry, coarse, and wrinkled because of reduced secretions from sweat and sebaceous glands.


Thyroid hormone deficiency impairs sleep. Cortisol (stress hormone) levels are high, but serotonin levels are low, resulting in depression, irritability, and insomnia.

Bone Disorders

The metabolism is affected by hypothyroidism and  causes the body to take longer to eliminate extra minerals.


Hypothyroidism impairs lung function by suppressing the breathing muscles. It also has an impact on oxygen absorption.


One of the symptoms of hypothyroidism is headache. According to the study, the exact cause of headaches in an underactive thyroid condition.

Kidney Dysfunction

According to a study, Hypothyroidism impacts kidney function. The kidney is responsible for excreting excess salts and water through urination.


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