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    Peripheral Oedema Professional

    Non-pitting lower limb oedema Hypothyroidism (mucopolysaccharide deposition). Lymphoedema: Blocked lymph channels: surgical damage, radiation, malignant infiltration, infectious...

    Thyroid Problems (also including Parathyroid Glands) Conditions

    Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) . Thyroid symptoms Because the thyroid gland produces hormones which travel in the blood and affect body systems, a problem with the gland usuall...

    Salivary Gland Disorders Conditions

    An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Coeliac disease . This is caused by allergy to gluten. Alcohol excess .

    Recurrent Miscarriage Conditions

    A condition called hyperprolactinaemia, and low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroidism) , can affect hormones needed to maintain pregnancy. Low progesterone levels in the early stages of pre...

    Weight Gain Conditions

    Having an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) . Cushing's syndrome . Polycystic ovary syndrome . Fluid retention .

    Ageing Feet Conditions

    This thickening is worsened by conditions such as an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and peripheral arterial disease . Fungal infection of the toenails can also cause toena...

    Muscle Weakness Conditions

    Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) In this condition a shortage of thyroid hormone leads to generalised tiredness.

    Fatigue and TATT Professional

    Precipitating factors for consultation can be stressful life events (eg, work disputes, family problems, bereavement or financial difficulties) or physical illnesses (eg, respiratory tract infections)...

    Dealing With Depression Conditions

    These may include: An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). An underactive pituitary gland (hypopituitarism). Head injury. Polymyalgia rheumatica - an inflammatory condit...

    Strong Painkillers (Opioids) Conditions

    Have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) . Have a history of drug dependence or misuse. Have a history of a bowel problem such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's diseas...

    Respiratory Failure Conditions

    Acute respiratory distress syndrome. Hypothyroidism. What are the symptoms of respiratory failure? It is possible that respiratory failure can occur slowly and that patients ada...

    Missed Periods Conditions

    If you are producing either too much hormone ( hyperthyroidism ) or too little ( hypothyroidism ), your periods may be affected. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia . This is a rare inherited ...

    Pregnancy Complications Conditions

    Thyroid gland conditions in pregnancy If you have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)  and become pregnant, you may need different doses of your medication ( levothyroxine ...

    Thyroid Cancer Conditions

    Note : having an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) does not increase your risk of developing thyroid cancer.

    Angio-oedema Conditions

    Thyroiditis (hypothyroidism) . Allergic reactions Some people develop angio-oedema as part of an allergic reaction .

    Congestive Heart Failure Conditions

    Various non-heart conditions that can affect the function of the heart - for example, severe anaemia , thyroid disease ( hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism ) and Paget's disease of bon...

    Swollen Legs Conditions

    Having very low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism ). This is normally accompanied by other symptoms such as tiredness and gaining weight.

    Noonan's Syndrome Professional

    TFTs and antibodies should be done in those with symptoms of hypothyroidism or a goitre. Children with delayed puberty should be referred to an endocrinologist.

    Macrocytosis and Macrocytic Anaemia Professional

    Severe hypothyroidism. Reticulocytosis. Other blood disorders including aplastic anaemia, red-cell aplasia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloid leukaemia.

    Hypothermia Professional

    Any patient whose core temperature drops accidentally below 36°C at any stage of the perioperative pathway (from the hour before induction of anaesthesia until 24 hours after entry into the recov...