The thyroid gland releases Hormones that regulate the metabolism of every cell in the body. It communicates with each system in the body and tells it how fast or slow to do its job. When the thyroid is not working optimally its effects are felt in every cell and organ. Therefore, the health effects and symptoms of the hypothyroid are vast.
Symptoms and disorders associated with hypothyroid include: fatigue, depression, poor mental concentration, menstrual irregularities, PMS, infertility, easy weight gain, cold extremities, course dry hair, dry rough skin, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, constipation, low libido, sluggishness, headaches, muscle aches, weakness, recurrent infections, hypoglycemia, asthma, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, polycystic ovary syndrome, allergic rhinitis, tinnitus, vertigo, atherosclerosis, chest pain and other conditions.
Therefore, it is essential to get a complete and accurate assessment of the thyroid through patient self-assessment, lab work and physical examination.