This website is dedicated to the millions of thyroid patients who are being ignored and left to suffer unnecessarily, and to healthcare practitioners, who want to better serve those patients.

Are You 1 in 4 – Hypothyroidism or Thyroxine Resistant Hypometabolism?

Are you the 1 in 4? Hypothyroidism or Thyroxine Resistant Hypometabolism?

Symptoms include unexpected weight gain, hair loss on both head and body, infertility, extreme tiredness, mood swings, loss of libido, coldness, high cholesterol, memory loss, depression and dementia among many others.

Because of the wide variety of symptoms experienced, the patient may be wrongly diagnosed, or thought to have other illnesses such as ME, Fibromyalgia (FM) menopause etc.

Some common and often undiagnosed symptoms and dangerous consequences of low thyroid include:

Serious mental problems (see below), seizures, heart disease, diabetes including misdiagnosis and complications, constipation resulting in colon cancer, all female problems (due to high amounts of dangerous forms of oestrogen), including: tumours, fibroids, ovarian cysts, PMS, endometriosis, breast cancer, miscarriage, heavy periods and cramps, bladder problems leading to infections, anaemia, elevated CPK, elevated creatinine, elevated transaminases, hypercapnia, hyperlipidaemia, hypoglycaemia, hyponatraemia, hypoxia, leukopaenia respiratory acidosis and others….

Other facts about mental problems: http://www.mental-health-forum.co.uk/mental-health-forum/why-attend.html

  • Mental ill health costs the economy 105bn a year – more than the entire NHS budget
  • Mental health accounts for a quarter of all GP consultations
  • People with severe mental illness live some 15 years less than their peers
  • 400,000 people in the UK may have undiagnosed dementia
  • Depression is associated with 67 per cent increased mortality from cardiovascular disease
  • 70 per cent of people with medically unexplained symptoms also suffer depression and anxiety disorder

See also http://www.tpauk.com/forum/resources/complications-of-untreated-hypothyroidism.2396/

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