Stating that most of the symptoms are related to the work of the thyroid gland more or less, Sıldıroğlu said, “The relationship between these and similar findings that may be related to the thyroid gland at advanced ages with the thyroid gland is often not considered, not only among the public but also among doctors.
Stating that there are also rarer findings in thyroid gland diseases, Prof.Dr. from Istanbul Gelişim University. Onur Sıldıroğlu said, “Unexplained high cholesterol, joint pain, changes in bowel habits, heart failure, psychiatric problems and forgetfulness we call dementia can be counted.
In fact, each of these symptoms can be seen as a stand-alone finding. In individuals over the age of 60, these conditions I have mentioned are generally considered as degeneration and senility-related symptoms called advanced age disease. However, the underlying problem may simply be due to under-functioning of the thyroid gland, namely hypothyroidism.
Stating that ultrasonography should be done, Sıldıroğlu said:
“In individuals with high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) despite being weak; Those who suffer from joint or muscle pain, especially in the legs, without degeneration, those who complain of constipation that do not go away, those who are diagnosed with heart failure due to weakness and weak beat in the heart muscle, those who have edema and water collection in the lungs and legs, those who have psychiatric problems such as depression or psychosis, and those who have hallucinations and hallucinations. In cases where age-related dementia is thought to be due to forgetfulness, thyroid functions should be checked, hypothyroidism should be investigated, and ultrasonography should be performed for the thyroid gland.