Diseases and Conditions

Causes, Symptoms, and Facts on Hashimoto’s Disease


Primary Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s Disease is notorious for being hard to detect during its early stages. When symptoms do appear, the most common one is inflammation near the front of the throat (more specifically, right below the Adam’s apple). This swelling usually starts off as minor and then can increase exponentially, becoming as big as a goiter, which can lead to permanent damage of the thyroid. In later stages of this disease, other symptoms that are likely to appear include facial puffiness, sudden weight gain, sensitivity to cold, unexplained fatigue, nails and hair that break more easily, memory loss, an enlarged tongue, changes in menstruation (such as longer, heavier periods), dry skin, and changes in mood. Of course, these symptoms are all associated with other health conditions. However, if you happen to experience any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you seek medical attention in order for you to gain a better understanding of what is going on with your body. This is especially true if you have a family history of this disease.