Hypothyroidism is very common among general population, its prevalence is similar to iceberg. We exactly don’t know what is the exact number of population suffering from hypothyroidism.
You can very easily suspect your hypothyroidism by the symptoms:
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
- Coarse, dry hair
- Dry, rough pale skin
- Hair loss
- Cold intolerance (you can’t tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)
- Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
- Memory loss
- Heavy or irregular menstrual periods that may last longer than 5 to 7 days.
- Decreased libido
Some less common symptoms may include:
- An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter).
- Modest weight gain, often 10 lb (4.5 kg) or less.
- Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet, and facial puffiness, particularly around the eyes.
- Muscle aches and cramps.
If you find above mentioned symptoms in yourself then get your thyroid status assessed…
The investigation reqd. is TSH, T3,T4 levels in your blood.
And contact your Physician, he will prescribe you medication according to your hormonal level.