Fast Five Quiz: Test Yourself on Key Thyroid Conditions

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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August 06, 2018

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue, loss of energy, lethargy

  • Weight gain

  • Decreased appetite

  • Cold intolerance

  • Dry skin

  • Hair loss

  • Sleepiness

  • Muscle pain, joint pain, weakness in the extremities

  • Depression

  • Emotional lability, mental impairment

  • Forgetfulness, impaired memory, inability to concentrate

  • Constipation

  • Menstrual disturbances, impaired fertility

  • Decreased perspiration

  • Paresthesias, nerve entrapment syndromes

  • Blurred vision

  • Decreased hearing

  • Fullness in the throat, hoarseness

Physical signs of hypothyroidism include the following:

  • Weight gain

  • Slowed speech and movements

  • Dry skin

  • Jaundice

  • Pallor

  • Coarse, brittle, straw-like hair

  • Loss of scalp hair, axillary hair, pubic hair, or a combination

  • Dull facial expression

  • Coarse facial features

  • Periorbital puffiness

  • Macroglossia

  • Goiter (simple or nodular)

  • Hoarseness

  • Decreased systolic blood pressure and increased diastolic blood pressure

  • Bradycardia

  • Pericardial effusion

  • Abdominal distention, ascites (uncommon)

  • Hypothermia (only in severe hypothyroid states)

  • Nonpitting edema (myxedema)

  • Pitting edema of lower extremities

  • Hyporeflexia with delayed relaxation, ataxia, or both

For more on the presentation of hypothyroidism, read here.

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