15. Constipation or Decrease in Bowel Movement Frequency (Hypothyroidism)
Patients with thyroid disorders suffer from digestive problems, the most common of which is bowel movement irregularity. Hypothyroidism, or the decrease in the activity of the thyroid, causes a person’s metabolism to decrease, making the passage of food through the gut slow down almost to a halt. Because of this, constipation has become a very common complaint in individuals diagnosed with hypothyroidism.