Hypoparathyroidism may cause a wide range of symptoms that can be divided into three categories: physical, cognitive and emotional.

Physical Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain/cramping
  • Pins and needles (Paraesthesia)
  • Muscle spasm (Tetany)
  • Joint or bone pain
  • Pain/heaviness/weakness in hands and feet
  • Disturbance to bowel movements
  • Brittle nails
  • Heat intolerance
  • Headaches
  • Damage to skin/extreme dry skin
  • Cold sensations
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea

Cognitive Symptoms

  • “Brain fog”/mental lethargy
  • Inability to focus
  • Memory loss/forgetfulness
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Inability to think through a complicated task/multitask

Emotional Symptoms

  • Anxiety/fear
  • Feeling sad
  • Emotional sensitivities
  • Feeling misunderstood
  • Hyperirritability/being hypercritical
  • Social withdrawal/feeling isolated

 

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