|Hypothyroidism in Thyroid Cancer Patients|
|Sunday, 22 February 2009 11:13|
What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism? What happens if my thyroid dose is too low or if I stop taking my thyroid medication?
Hypothyroidism is a condition where there is not enough thyroid hormone in one’s body. This can be cause from multiple conditions. My blog focuses on thyroid cancer so that’s what I’m going to focus on here.
Typically, hypothyroidism in a thyroid cancer patient occurs because they have had part of a thyroid or all their thyroid removed in surgery. Because there is no thyroid your body relies on oral thyroid medication. If for some reason the body does not have enough thyroid hormone one will enter the state of hypothyroidism.
This can be caused by:
1. Thyroid dose is to low
2. Not taking the prescribed dosage of thyroid medication
3. Forgetting to take your dose everyday or discontinuing it
4. Taking you dose with food (don’t take your thyroid med with food)
Because the thyroid hormone is low one may have the following symptoms:
Sensitivity to cold
Hoarseness of voice
Weakness to muscles, pain, cramps
Dry skin, less sweating
Numbness to fingers
Irregular menstrual periods in women
Depressed mood/decreased sociability
Mild lapse of memory loss
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