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Old 10-30-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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hypothyroidism

what happens hypothyroidism is untreated

 
Old 10-30-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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Re: hypothyroidism

not a good idea.

If hypothyroidism is left untreated, the classic physical changes characteristic of myxedema can develop—a round, puffy face with a sleepy appearance, dry rough skin, and loss of hair. Other later symptoms include a husky voice and numbness of the arms and legs. Muscle pain, weakness, and carpal tunnel syndrome may occur. Some people experience hearing loss, depression, mental confusion, uneasiness, daytime sleepiness, or memory problems, especially in the elderly. Obstructive sleep apnea, in which tissues in the upper airway collapse at intervals during sleep, thereby blocking the passage of air, is common. Myxedema coma is a life-threatening condition caused by long-standing hypothyroidism.

are you hypothyroid and not getting treatment?

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