10 Myxedema Symptoms

By chris
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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Changes in Facial Features

Physicians have identified a set of facial features that are common in people with myxedema. These include an enlarged tongue, puffy skin, drooping eyelids and dry skin and hair. Although it's a less exact diagnostic tool than some others, it's one way to catch warning signs at a glance.

While each of those facial features may have a number of causes, it's the combination of features that might tip off a trained physician. These features aren't always present, but they're certainly distinctive.


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