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What are symptoms of a thyroid condition?


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Answered 2010-08-23 03:23:24

It depends upon the thyroid condition. An underactive thyroid occurs in a condition called hypothyroidism; this is characterized by an insensitivity to cold, lethargy/fatigue, and weight gain. An overactive thyroid gland, which occurs in hyperthyroidism, can produce heat insensitivity, anxiety, weight loss, fast heart rate, palpitations, can predispose you to heart arrhythmias.

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Heat or cold intolerance; Weight gain, with hypothyroidism, or weight loss with hyperthyroidism; Depression with hypothyroidism, or mania/hypomania with hyperthyroidisml Fatigue with hypothyroidism or agitation/anxiety and palpitations with hyperthyroidism, as well as many others.

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