Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid disease) is an invisible disease that although is common often goes undetected. If you live with hypothyroidism, your thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front lower part of your neck. The hormone released by the thyroid supports different functions of your body and affects things to include metabolism, skin, hair, the brain, and energy levels. Women are more likely over men to develop hypothyroidism, as well as those who have a family history of autoimmune disease. People may mistakenly attribute symptoms and signs of an underactive thyroid to stress and unhealthy habits among other things.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism often mirror other conditions and may include changes in the menstrual cycle, constipation, depression, dry hair and hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, unexplained weight gain, difficulty losing weight, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Untreated hypothyroidism may lead to heart problems, infertility, obesity, and joint pain. If you suspect that you are experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism, do not be hesitant to contact your health care professional and share your concerns and determine if further evaluation is necessary. To learn more about Hypothyroidism check out the links below.
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