Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Turner Syndrome and Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism: Common Health problems associated with TS

Most girls with Turner Syndrome also suffer from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, a common autoimmune disease that effects the thyroid gland. This leads to hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function. Some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism may include…

Weight Gain

Constantly feeling cold is a symptom of Hypothyroidism
Constantly feeling Cold

Constantly Feeling Cold

Depression: another symptom of hypothyroidism
Depression is another symptom of Hypothyroidism

Fatigue

Depression

Inability to Concentrate

Constipation

Hoarse Voice

Slowed Growth

These symptoms can be very subtle. However, needless to say, they dramatically decrease the quality of your life. Since the thyroid gland regulates your metabolism, if it is not working right, you will have a wide variety of symptoms due to slower metabolism. Treatment is usually thyroid hormone replacement, which is usually quite simple and safe. I was not treated for hypothyroidism until I was sixteen years old and had been suffering from it for years. Once I was treated, I finally felt much better, was able to think clearer, and had a much easier time staying at a healthy weight. Hopefully you will have the same results if you are suffering from this common problem among Turner Syndrome patients. Thyroid hormone levels are very important to have balanced, especially for us girls who have Turner Syndrome.

Here are some articles about hypothyroidism that I found very informative:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hypothyroidism-topic-overview

http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/hypothyroidism/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3168347

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7828358

3 thoughts on “Hypothyroidism”

  1. excellent submit, very informative. I’m wondering why the other specialists of this sector don’t understand this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you have a huge readers’ base already!

    1. Thank you so much much. It’s sad how little even those in the medical field know about turner syndrome and how to care for a patient who has it. I definitely plan on continuing to write and sharing what I have had to learn the hard way.

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