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Did you know that Oprah's thyroid troubles are diagnosed Subclinical Hypothyroid? I read that online....
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For those with mild thyroid failure
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I'm looking for support with subclinical hypothyroidism (mild thyroid failure). Its a frustrating time when you are newly diagnosed.


What is Subclinical Hypothyroidism? Broken down into layman’s terms, it really means that your thyroid is not producing or secreting the correct amount of thyroid hormones that your body demands…

And “subclinical” means that it is not easily detected because the problem is “asymptomatic”; in other words, the symptoms are not readily visible or noticeable.

And without an actual blood test, you may never even know that you have subclinical hypothyroidism.


The Affects of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Because this is subclinical or asymptomatic, many times people do not even realize that they have hypothyroidism.

Some of the typical symptoms would include….

* Constant tiredness
* An increase in weight or exceptional difficulty in losing weight
* Depression
* Constipation
* Coarse, dry hair
* Dry, scaly pale skin
* A cold temperature intolerance (you cannot take the cold like people around you)
* Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches that won’t go away
* Irritability
* Memory loss
* Abnormal menstrual cycles
* A general feeling of “fuzziness” or lack of orientation.

And you may have these in combination; or not at all.

There are other symptoms that I have experienced. One that bothers me now is hair loss. I have noticed my aches and pains getting better after taking Levothyroxine for awhile. I may have regular hypothyroidism?