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Chronic Disease

Hypothyroidism develops when the thyroid gland produces less thyroid hormone than necessary. Because the levels of thyroid hormones are lower than they should, the entire metabolism in the human body will be impaired.
Hypothyroidism signs and symptoms may include:
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility.
  • A decrease in hair growth on the face and body.
  • A decrease in muscle mass.
  • Development of breast tissue (gynecomastia)
  • Loss of bone mass (osteoporosis)
Symptoms that may appear in females include:
  • lack of menstruation
  • slow or absent breast growth.
  • hot flashes
  • loss of body hair
  • low or absent sex drive
  • milky discharge from breasts

What are the symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? High blood pressure/low blood pressure. High/low heart rate; racing heart rate. Chest pain. Dizziness/lightheadedness especially in standing up, prolonged standing in one position, or long walks. Fainting or near-fainting. Exhaustion/fatigue.

Symptoms in late stage Lyme disease

Late stage Lyme disease, which can include post-treatment, chronic, and neurological), occurs months to years after infection, in which the bacteria have spread throughout the body.The symptoms of late disseminated disease are similar to those of early disseminated disease, but may be more extensive, more severe, and longer lasting. Late symptoms may also include:

  • neurologic features including vertigo or dizziness,
  • difficulty sleeping
  • mental fogginess
  • difficulty following conversations
  • difficulty processing information