10 Underactive Thyroid Symptoms

Symptom #2: Dry, Itchy Skin

Our skin cells have a limited life span and when they do die off, they are replaced with a new layer. This helps to keep the upper layer of skin soft, supple, and smooth. This process is encouraged in part thanks to hormones from the thyroid gland. In cases of an underactive thyroid, the skin’s cells are not going to be replaced as quickly as usual.

With the skin’s cells not being replaced as quickly as usual, the patient is left with skin cells that have become dry and scaly. This obviously causes the skin itself to become dry and it is also likely to become itchy. This can also be caused by myxedema, which is an autoimmune disease that can affect the skin and also cause an underactive thyroid.

Underactive Thyroid Symptoms

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