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…
Constantly Feeling Cold
Inability to Concentrate
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: