Diagnosing and Treating Hypothyroidism

If you suspect you have hypothyroidism, see if your symptoms match any on the list below. Then talk over the following action plan with your doctor.


If you suspect you have hypothyroidism, see if your symptoms match any on the list below. Then talk over the following action plan with your doctor.

If you feel . . .

  • Fatigued or exhausted

  • Lethargic

  • Depressed or anxious

  • Moody or irritable

  • Uninterested in sex

  • Constipated

  • Forgetful

  • Cold even when others dont

  • Achy or crampy

  • Nauseous or queasy


Or if you have . . .

  • Sleeping problems

  • Unexplained weight gain despite watching your diet

  • Thinning hair or hair loss

  • Dry skin and hair

  • High cholesterol

  • High blood pressure

  • Periods heavier or longer than normal, and increased cramping

  • A low, throaty voice

  • Trouble getting pregnant



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Melanie Haiken
Last Updated: February 11, 2008

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