Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism

Dr Manjunath Malige, Lead Consultant - Endocrinology & Diabetes, Aster RV Hospital , Bengaluru

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (Under-active thyroid)

  • Feeling tired/prevailing weakness
  • Weight Gain
  • Dry Skin
  • Cold Sensation
  • Hair loss
  • Poor concentration / memory loss
  • Constipation
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Tingling and numbing sensation in hands and feet
  • Puffiness of face
  • Feeling sad or depressed
  • Irregular periods and infertility in women
  • Delayed growth in children
  • Poor performance at school, by children

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism (Over-active thyroid)

  • Nervousness, anxiety or irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty in falling asleep
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss despite good appetite
  • Shaking of the hands
  • Protruding eyes
  • Excessive sweating
  • Irregular periods and infertility in women
  • Rapid irregular heart beat (palpitations)
  • Hair loss
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Breast development in men
  • Excessive itching