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My mother has gained a lot of weight and is extremely tired

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My mother has gained a lot of weight and is extremely tired - she sleeps 20 hours a day, some days. Her face is big and the skin is very thick. Her hair is very dry and her nails are peeling back. Her legs + ankles are very thick + swollen and she can barely walk. Her vision is poor, her head is fuzzy and she often feels dizzy. She also suffers from a lot of diorrhea. Her temperature sits very low + she is often hypothermic. She also feels a lot pain in her joints and back
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Doctor Natasha replied 3 years ago.
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has your mom had her thyroid checked?

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It sounds like your mom has severe hypothyroidism and she needs to have her thyroid checked asap and probably be put on medication asap

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based on what you are telling me, it appears that she has had this for a while and is in desperate need of thyroid supplementation

Expert:  Doctor Natasha replied 3 years ago.
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