Thyroid disease can have many symptoms

In the International Thyroid Awareness Week, Radiology and Interventional Radiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Onur Sıldıroğlu made statements about thyroid diseases. Stating that thyroid diseases are very common in the society, Sıldıroğlu said, "Many conditions such as irritability, palpitations, sweating, heat intolerance, restlessness, obesity or inability to gain weight may be related to the thyroid gland.”

Thyroid disease can have many symptoms

Stating that most of the symptoms are related to the work of the thyroid gland more or less, Sıldıroğlu said, "The relationship between these and similar findings that may be related to the thyroid gland at advanced ages with the thyroid gland is often not considered, not only among the public but also among doctors."


“The unexplained high cholesterol, joint pain, changes in bowel habits, heart failure, psychiatric problems and forgetfulness problem we call dementia can be counted. In fact, each of these symptoms can be seen as a stand-alone finding. In individuals over the age of 60, these conditions I have mentioned are generally considered as degeneration called advanced age disease and aging-related symptoms. However, the underlying problem may simply be due to under-functioning of the thyroid gland, in other words, hypothyroidism.” said Prof.Dr. Onur Sıldıroğlu and concluded that there are more rare findings in thyroid gland diseases.

Indicating that ultrasonography should be done, Sıldıroğlu concluded his words as follows:
“In individuals with high bad cholesterol (LDL) levels despite being thin, those who suffer from joint or muscle pain without degeneration, especially in the legs, those who have persistent constipation, those who are diagnosed with heart failure due to weakness and weak beats in the heart muscle, those who have edema-water accumulation in the lungs and legs, who have hallucinations with psychiatric problems such as depression or psychosis, and in cases where forgetfulness problem is thought to be due to dementia due to old age, should examine their thyroid functions, it should be investigated for hypothyroidism and ultrasonography should be performed for the thyroid gland."

Edited date: 26.05.2021
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