Underactive Thyroid is sometimes misdiagnosed as Hashimoto's Disease

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Underactive Thyroid.

Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid is where your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include increased sensitivity to the cold, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, increased blood cholesterol, pain in joints, heavier periods, thinning hair, slowed heart rate, depression, impaired memory and an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter). It can be misdiagnosed for other endocrine diseases such as Hashimoto’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, or Grave’s disease.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Fatigue, muscle weakness, constipation, dry skin, hoarseness, elevated blood cholesterol level, muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, pain or stiffness or swelling in joints, weight gain, puffy face, heavier than normal periods, irregular menstrual periods, thinning hair, slowed heart rate, depression, impaired memory, goiter, increased sensitivity to cold

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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