Hypothyroidism is a common disorder in which the amount of hormone secreted by the thyroid gland is inadequate to meet the body's needs. The main function of the thyroid hormones is to stimulate metabolism. Therefore some of the common symptoms associated with Hypothyroidism include weight gain, fatigue, cold extremities and depression. See below for a list of other common symptoms associated with Hypothyroidism. Fatigue may also be experienced when patients have low adrenal function. To find more about the differences between Hypothyroidism and Adrenal Fatigue click here.


Common Symptoms

  • Coarse, dry, or thinning hair
  • Cold extremities, intolerance to cold
  • Constipation
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • Dry, rough skin
  • Edema
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Hoarseness
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle aches
  • Poor mental concentration
  • Sluggishness
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain

Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Angina pectoris
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperhomocysteinemia
  • Hypertension

Gynaecological & Endocrine Conditions

  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Reactive Hypoglycaemia

Dermatological Conditions

  • Psoriasis
  • Urticaria

Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Vasomotor Rhinitis

As a compounding pharmacy we compound custom and common dose strength medicines prescribed by Doctors to help patients suffering from Hypothyroidism. For more information on Hypothyroidism please call us on 0800 HORMONE to speak to a Pharmacist or go here: www.thyroid.org.nz