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    What are the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

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    Signs and symptoms can differ between individuals, but some common ones include fatigue, dry skin, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, brittle finger nails and depression.  If you are concerned it is best to consult with your doctor.

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    Symptoms of hypothyroidism
    The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be mild, moderate or severe. In its severest form hypothyroidism is potentially fatal and requires urgent medical treatment. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include:

    • Fatigue and low energy levels
    • Depression
    • Slow heart rate
    • Unexplained weight gain
    • Intolerance to cold temperatures
    • Fatigued and aching muscles
    • Dry, coarse skin
    • Puffy face
    • Hair loss
    • Constipation
    • Problems with concentration
    • Goitre (enlarged thyroid gland).

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