Symptoms of hypothyroidism
Primary hypothyroidism, represented mainly by its "idiopathic" form, is more frequent in women 40-60 years of age. In recent decades, there has been an increase in all autoimmune diseases, including hypothyroidism. In this regard, the age range has significantly expanded (the disease is observed in children, and in adolescents, and in the elderly), and sex began to wear off. Of particular importance in terms of diagnosis, and in terms of treatment, acquired hypothyroidism in elderly patients, in which a number of general nonspecific symptoms can be mistakenly attributed to natural age involution or organ pathology.
Symptoms of pronounced hypothyroidism are very polymorphic, and patients present a lot of complaints: sluggishness, sluggishness, fatigue and decreased performance, sleepiness during the day and disturbance of night sleep, memory impairment, dry skin, swelling of the face and limbs, fragility and striation of the nails, hair loss, increase body weight, paresthesia, often abundant or poor menstruation, sometimes amenorrhea. Many people note persistent pain in the lower back, but this symptom disappears as a result of effective thyroid therapy, does not attract the attention of doctors and is usually regarded as a manifestation of osteochondrosis.