Hyperthyroidism - Causes of Female Infertility

This is the medical term for an under active thyroid. It can affect both men and women although 80% of people who suffer from hyperthyroidism are women.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include the following:

  • Increased weight gain
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Memory problems
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Constipation
  • Irritability and depression
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Irregular periods

Treatment includes administering thyroid drugs, for example levothyroxine, over a lifetime period.

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