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A person affected with thyroid has to go through a lot of turmoil or health conditions. These conditions at times can either be physical and at times psychological depending upon the metabolism and the immune system of the person. Some can experience mood swings and some may encounter extreme fatigue.
The impact of thyroid on someone body also depends on a person’s gender and age. For example, in the case of a 50 years old lady progressive weight gain of 20 pounds in a year, tiredness, postural dizziness, loss of memory, slow speech, deepening of her voice, dry skin, constipation and cold tolerance were reported. These are some of the common symptoms of old age. However, at the same time, they are also some of the common symptoms of thyroid.
The lady consulted medical aid and she was asked to go for a physical examination. During the physical examination, the lady was reported to be suffering from a temperature of 96.8 degrees F, pulse 58 per minute and regular, BP 110/60. The lady had a puffy face, with pale, cool, dry, and thick skin and the thyroid gland was not palpable.
Following some tests, the lady was diagnosed with secondary hypothyroidism which often shows up with symptoms such as a deep voice, delayed Achilles’ tendon reflex time and bradycardia. With the administration of effective medication, the imbalanced thyroid was brought under the control. Secondary hypothyroidism is a health condition in which the activity of the thyroid gland is lower than the usual. The condition arises mainly due to the failure of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus.
With the help of the medication, the lady is doing fine now and has balanced TH production. However, it took some time for the medication to show its effectiveness on the body. The medication of thyroid doesn’t show results immediately. At times it takes 10 to 12 weeks for it to start showing the positive results on the body.

Source: meddean.luc.edu

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