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Online Test for Low Thyroid Function

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. This test checks some of the major symptoms and signs associated with an under active thyroid. Read each line carefully because some symptoms are more significant than others.

Click the check box next to the symptom if it applies to you. Your total score will show at the bottom of the list.

  Weight gain

  Difficulty losing weight


  Low energy ? fatigue

  Memory problems

  Cold natured

  Dry skin

  Muscle pain

  Ice-cold hands or feet

  Hair loss (alopecia)

  Slowed thinking, poor concentration

  Brain fog

  Insomnia, poor sleep

  Waking up exhausted

  Tingling in hands and feet

  Edema (swelling in ankles)


  Slow heart rate

  Low blood pressure

  Elevated cholesterol

  Thickened tongue


  Thinned eyebrows

  Slow reflexes

  Your skin itches in the winter

  Recurrent headaches

  Decreased sweating

  Multiple miscarriages and infertility

  Puffy, pale, pasty skin

  Decreased body hair

  Vertigo (dizziness)

  Hoarse voice

  Fibrocystic breasts

  Low body temperature (below 98.6 degrees)

  Muscle cramps at night

Your Total Score is  
  • 0 ? 9      Indicates no thyroid problems
  • 10 ? 19   Mild hypothyroidism
  • 20 ? 29   Moderate hypothyroidism
  • 30 ? 49   Profound hypothyroidism
  • 50 ? 69   Severe hypothyroidism
  • 70+        Hypothyroidism is so bad that blood tests may be abnormal
Untreated hypothyroidism may have severe effects on the brain and may interfere with the heart's ability to beat properly.

Call your doctor if you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism, especially if you constantly feel tired, notice that you are losing hair, and develop an abnormal sensitivity to cold. If your infant or child has symptoms of hypothyroidism, call your pediatrician immediately.

Seek immediate attention at a hospital's emergency department if you have the following signs and symptoms associated with thyroid problems.

  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Coma
Please Note: This test is a general indicator for possible thyroid problems. The higher your score the more likely you are to need medical attention.

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