What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

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How to know if your thyroid is becoming underactive and your Hashimoto’s is progressing

How the body responds to an underactive thyroid can depend on a number of factors.

Biology, genetics, and the condition of the thyroid, along with the body’s immune system, all play a role in determining which symptoms present themselves. Keep in mind you may have a predisposition to experience certain symptoms more so than others.

Most common hypothyroid symptoms

Common underactive thyroid symptoms

Less common hypothyroid symptoms

  • Hearing loss

  • A hoarse voice

  • A puffy-looking face

  • Thinned or missing eyebrows

  • Anemia

  • Slower growth or development (in children)

There are many different underactive thyroid symptoms because:

  1. Thyroid hormones are responsible for virtually all the cellular processes in the body.

  2. Some of the symptoms can be attributed to individual differences — one might have more sensitive muscles, while others will have more sensitive neurons.

  3. Some people are less sensitive to mild symptoms.

The above symptoms, either alone or in combination, may indicate other issues too:

  • Low vitamin D levels

  • Adrenal gland problems

  • Low iron reserve

  • Type 2 Diabetes

The best way to fully understand your underactive thyroid is to talk with your doctor. Together you can decide on a treatment to help you manage your symptoms.

Are you newly diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or an underactive thyroid? This is all you need to know.

Not sure about your thyroid status? Track your symptoms for a few weeks with the BOOST Thyroid app and show it to your doctor at the next visit.