Symptoms and signs of Hashimoto's thyroiditis are similar to those of hypothyroidism in general and are often subtle. These symptoms may mimic the symptoms of many other conditions and may come on slowly. In mild cases, symptoms may not be present. When symptoms do occur, they can include
- weight gain,
- paleness or puffiness of the face,
- joint and muscle pain,
- inability to get warm,
- difficulty getting pregnant,
- hair loss or thinning,
- brittle hair,
- irregular or heavy menstrual periods,
- depression, or
- a slowed heart rate.
Causes of Hashimoto's thyroiditis
An autoimmune reaction, in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and causes damage to its own tissues, causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Other hashimoto's thyroiditis symptoms and signs
- Brittle Hair
- Difficulty Getting Pregnant
- Hair Loss or Thinning
- Inability to Get Warm
- Irregular or Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Joint and Muscle Pain
- Paleness or Puffiness of the Face
- Slowed Heart Rate
- Weight Gain
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