Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary in each person, depending on the severity of hypothyroidism suffered. Some common symptoms of hypothyroidism are:
- Dry throat.
- The face is swollen.
- Dry skin.
- Weight gain increases without a clear cause.
- Tired and tired.
- More sensitive to cold weather.
- Memory disorders.
- Heartbeat slows down.
- Pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints.
- Weak muscles.
- Cholesterol levels in the blood increases.
- Hair loss.
- Tingling and nerve symptoms are pinched.
- Blurred vision.
- Hearing is reduced.
Without proper treatment, symptoms of hypothyroidism will worsen over time. If the thyroid gland is constantly stimulated by hormones from the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland will become swollen (goiter).
Although hypothyroidism often occurs in the elderly, infants and toddlers may also be exposed to hypothyroidism.
Some symptoms of hypothyroidism in infants and toddlers are:
Yellowish (jaundice). Yellowish in the baby is caused by bilirubin that can not be broken down by the liver. Bilirubin can accumulate in the human body caused by the destruction of red blood cells.
- Frequent choking.
- Big tongue and prominent.
- The face looks swollen.
- Small muscle size.
- Excessive sleep.
When hypothyroidism in infants and toddlers is not treated properly, infants and toddlers will experience problems in the diet. In addition, without good treatment, even mild hypothyroidism can cause mental development disorders of infants and toddlers.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism in children and adolescents are no different from those of hypothyroidism in adults. However, hypothyroidism in children and adolescents can lead to:
- Slow growth that causes the body to short.
- The late mental development.
- Puberty delay.
- Delayed dental growth remains.