Hypothyroidism simply means the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormone. There are many reasons for this but the most common cause of thyroid gland failure is called autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s. It is a form of thyroid inflammation caused by the patient’s immune system not recognizing the thyroid gland as “self.”
Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight, hair loss, muscle cramps, muscle aches, depression, memory loss, heavy menstrual cycles. Symptoms vary in severity from patient to patient.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive and makes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.
Symptoms include fatigue or muscle weakness, hand tremors, mood swings, nervousness or anxiety, rapid heartbeat, skin dryness, trouble sleeping, weight loss, light periods, or skipping periods.
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