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Published on February 19, 2014

Author: camillefreeman

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Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Nonspecific Specific • Weight gain • Fatigue • Poor concentration • Depression • Diffuse muscle pain • Menstrual irregularities • Constipation • Cold intolerance • Dry skin • Proximal muscle weakness • Hair thinning/loss

Physical Exam May Reveal: • Goiter • Delayed deep tendon reflex (DTR) • Thin/brittle hair • Dry skin • Peripheral edema Image from Drahreg01 on wikipedia

Alternate causes of hypothyroidlike symptoms (Gaitonde et al, 2012) • Adrenal insufficiency (rare) • Anemia and/or iron, b12 deficiency • Chronic kidney disease • Depression, anxiety disorder • Liver disease • Obstructive sleep apnea • Viral infection (e.g. mono, Lyme’s, HIV) • Vitamin D deficiency

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Common Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism • Heart palpitations • Tachycardia/atrial fibrillation, tremor, muscle weakness • Nervousness • Sweating • Hyperdefecation • Heat intolerance • Oligomenorrhea • Weight loss despite increased appetite • Tired but have a hard time sleeping • Drooping eyelids/stare • Exopthalamus

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