Hypothyroidism

  • Decrease of thyroid hormones in the blood
  • Affects the entire body
  • Symptoms may include dry and coarse skin, tiredness, cold intolerance and tremors
  • Cause may be due to certain medications, other thyroid conditions, radiation treatment to the head or neck or may be present at birth
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe and life threatening

FOR CONSTIPATION

  • Eat more fiber (1 tablespoon of raw bran with plenty of water at each meal)
  • Increase exercise (30 minutes per day)
  • Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
  • Over-the-counter laxative medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Bulk forming laxatives
    • Stool softeners (emollient laxatives)
    • Lubricant laxatives
    • Stimulant laxatives
    • Saline laxatives
    • Enemas and suppositories

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