Does Hypothyroidism Depress Bone Marrow Function ?

Does Hypothyroidism Depress Bone Marrow Function ?

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the body is deprived of sufficient thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormone has the task of running the body’s metabolism. When the thyroid hormone is in short supply this can cause the body metabolism to slow down.

It is learnt that 10 percent of women have thyroid hormone deficiency. This is a condition where the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce sufficient quantity of thyroid hormone that is required by the body.

If the thyroid gland was overactive earlier and due to inflammation of the thyroid gland, the thyroid cells could have been lost. This can cause the present condition of hypothyroidism. The other cause is auto immune thyroiditis. This is also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in which the body’s immune mechanism treats the thyroid cells as invaders and produces antibodies to attack the thyroid gland. This affects the functioning of the thyroid gland and it is unable to produce the essential thyroid hormone. 

The following symptoms are observed.

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain
  • Coarse dry hair
  • Dry and rough skin
  • Hair loss
  • Intolerance of cold
  • Muscle cramps and pain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Decreased libido

Bone marrow is a flexible tissue found in the interior of the bones. It produces the blood cells such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Hypothyroidism is not known to affect the function of the bone marrow.

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