Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism can cause symptoms that affect the way you feel, the way you look,
and even the way you sound. There is a wide range of hypothyroidism symptoms. Hypothyroidism
is the opposite of hyperthyroidism – or overactive thyroid – a condition
in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroxine.
Here are some common symptoms of hypothyroidism*:
Keep in mind that just because you have some of these symptoms doesn't mean you have hypothyroidism. Our Symptom Profiler can help you record symptoms you may be experiencing so you may discuss them with your doctor.
Some people with hypothyroidism experience symptoms, or sometimes,
no symptoms at all. If you are experiencing any symptoms, see your doctor
for a proper diagnosis.
Even after proper diagnosis and treatment, you may still experience some of these
Test Your Knowledge
Hypothyroidism treatment can be stopped if you’re feeling better.
1. American Thyroid Association. Hypothyroidism. A booklet for patients and their families. http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/Hypothyroidism_web_booklet.pdf. Published 2013. Accessed January 23, 2014.
2. Kronenberg HM. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology.
11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2008.
3. Garber JR, Cobin RH, Gharib H, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for hypothyroidism in adults: cosponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association. Endocr Pract. 2012;18(6):988-1028.