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Thyroid Disease Treatment at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

  • Thyroid Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Thyroid Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's endocrinologists can evaluate thyroid function by doing a simple blood test.

Because the thyroid affects many functions of the body, there are many symptoms of thyroid disease. Many of these symptoms may be common and similar to those of other diseases. The only way to be correctly diagnosed is to see your physician. 

Some may experience just a few of the symptoms while others experience a great deal more. If you are experiencing one of more of these symptoms, you should consult your physician immediately:

Hypothyroid (Under active)

  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Interest and/or Pleasure
  • Dry, coarse hair
  • Forgetfulness
  • Loss of Lateral Eyebrow Hair
  • Puffy face and Eyes
  • Depression
  • Muscle aches
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches
  • Brittle nails
  • Constipation
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Weight Gain
  • Dry Skin
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Goiter

Hyperthyroid (Overactive)

  • Goiter
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Bulging Eyes
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Warm, moist palms
  • Increased sweating
  • Heat intolerance
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Limited menstrual periods
  • Soft nails
  • Fine tremor of fingers
  • Muscle weakness
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Infertility

For more information about thyroid disease treatment, call 215.748.9000.