Memory loss, slow response, you may have a hypothyroidism

  Xiao Yang’s two years ago, when he graduated from graduate school, he was sleepy, palpitations, edema, irritability, memory loss, slow response, etc., lacking interest in life. Until she attended a party, her friend thought that she had some swelling in her neck and told her to go to the hospital for an examination. The result of the examination is a second degree of thyroid enlargement with obvious hypothyroidism (referred to as “hypothyroidism”). Xiao Yang said that because of the lack of knowledge about thyroid disease, it was not associated with a possible thyroid problem, but simply regarded it as a temporary reaction of the body in a high-pressure environment, and did not pay enough attention.
  Thyroid diseases are highly concealed, and the symptoms are not typical. People’s awareness of the disease and the standard treatment rate of the disease are low. The Chinese Medical Association Endocrine Society recently surveyed 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) showing that the prevalence of hypothyroidism in China is 13.95%, which is a thyroid disease with a high incidence. Cai Xiaofeng, chief physician of the Endocrinology Department of the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, reminded that if the hypothyroidism is delayed for a long time, the most serious consequences may develop into mucinous edema, coma and pericardial effusion.
  Although the thyroid gland is an organ with only the size of a thumbnail, it is likened to the “engine” of an adult body. Because the thyroid hormone secreted by the thyroid gland will travel to the tissues and organs of the body along with the blood, it is responsible for the energy metabolism of the human body and maintains body temperature. Ensure that the heart, brain, muscles and other tissues and organs perform their duties.
  Hypothyroidism, that is, thyroid hormone secretion is reduced, patients will show symptoms of edema, cold, weight gain, slow response, memory loss, dry skin and other symptoms. Shan Zhongyan, director of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, said that if 5 of the following 11 questions answered “yes”, then you should go to the endocrinology clinic to rule out the possibility of hypothyroidism.
  1. I often feel tired and weak, and have no spirit.
  2. Bad memory and unresponsiveness.
  3. Do not like to talk, do not love activities, bad appetite but not losing weight.
  4. The expression is indifferent, pale, eyelid edema, and thick lips.
  5. The skin is dry and pale, the hair is dry, and the nails are easily broken.
  6. More afraid of cold than others.
  7. There are often negative thoughts and it is easy to be depressed.
  8. The action is slow.
  9. Sometimes feel joint muscle pain or hand numbness.
  10. The blood pressure is high but the heartbeat is not fast.
  11. Blood cholesterol is high.