Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Knowing the Symptoms of Hashimoto's Disease

If you are a person who has been having problems losing weight, even though you've been very loyal to your diet and exercise plan; or if you are someone who finds themselves tired when they have had plenty of rest and no other obvious reason for it; or someone who is also having a problem with their hair getting thinner and thinner, you may have a thyroid dysfunction, and it could be caused from Hashimoto's disease. Now just because you have a few symptoms, there isn't a reason to panic as you need to go to a doctor and have yourself tested to find out if this really is the case. Tell the doctor of your symptoms and what you suspect, and he'll be able to test you and find out for sure.

The symptoms of Hashimoto's disease is the follows: Myxedematous psychosis, weight gain, depression, mania, sensitivity to both heat and cold temperatures, paresthesia, fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, high cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, constipation, migraines, muscle weakness, cramps, memory loss, infertility and hair loss.

It is possible that you may have some but not all of the symptoms listed above and you may not have this disease. After all, many of these symptoms can have other causes. You could have PMS, which causes a lot of emotional problems as well as pain and temporary weight gain. You could be eating foods that are high in cholesterol and this would cause the symptom. There are a number of different things that can go wrong with the body. The best thing to do is you recognize a preponderance of symptoms is to get yourself tested.

If you do have a hypothyroid, then you will need to take some medication once a day, and very likely for the rest of your life. It's quite simple though, you just need to take a pill once a day, every day, and the symptoms will disappear.

It is important that you get tested and if you do have hypothyroidism, take your medication. There are two that are preferred for this condition. They are called thyroid hormone replacement agents; one is Levothyroxine and the other is called Desiccated Thyroid Extract. Your doctor would be able to determine which one is right for you.

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